Psalms 116

I Love the  Lord

1 I alove the  Lord, because he has bheard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2Because he cinclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3 dThe snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
4Then eI called on the name of the  Lord:
“O  Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”
5 fGracious is the  Lord, and grighteous;
our God is hmerciful.
6The  Lord preserves ithe simple;
when jI was brought low, he saved me.
7Return, O my soul, to your krest;
for the  Lord has ldealt bountifully with you.
8 For myou have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
9I will walk before the  Lord
nin the land of the living.
10 oI believed, peven when
Or  believed, indeed; Septuagint believed, therefore
I spoke:
“I am greatly afflicted”;
11 rI said in my alarm,
sAll mankind are liars.”
12 What shall I trender to the  Lord
for all his benefits to me?
13I will lift up uthe cup of salvation
and vcall on the name of the  Lord,
14I will wpay my vows to the  Lord
in the presence of all his people.
15 xPrecious in the sight of the  Lord
is the death of his ysaints.
16O  Lord, I am your zservant;
I am your servant aathe son of your maidservant.
You have abloosed my bonds.
17I will acoffer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and adcall on the name of the  Lord.
18I will aepay my vows to the  Lord
in the presence of all his people,
19in afthe courts of the house of the  Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.
agPraise the  Lord!
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