Psalms 116

I Love the  Lord

1 I a  love the  Lord, because he has b  heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2Because he c  inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3 d  The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
4Then e  I called on the name of the  Lord:
“O  Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”
5 f  Gracious is the  Lord, and g  righteous;
our God is h  merciful.
6The  Lord preserves i  the simple;
when j  I was brought low, he saved me.
7Return, O my soul, to your k  rest;
for the  Lord has l  dealt bountifully with you.
8 For m  you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
9I will walk before the  Lord
n  in the land of the living.
10 o  I believed, p  even when
Or  believed, indeed; Septuagint believed, therefore
I spoke:
“I am greatly afflicted”;
11 r  I said in my alarm,
s  All mankind are liars.”
12 What shall I t  render to the  Lord
for all his benefits to me?
13I will lift up u  the cup of salvation
and v  call on the name of the  Lord,
14I will w  pay my vows to the  Lord
in the presence of all his people.
15 x  Precious in the sight of the  Lord
is the death of his y  saints.
16O  Lord, I am your z  servant;
I am your servant aa  the son of your maidservant.
You have ab  loosed my bonds.
17I will ac  offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and ad  call on the name of the  Lord.
18I will ae  pay my vows to the  Lord
in the presence of all his people,
19in af  the courts of the house of the  Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.
ag  Praise the  Lord!
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