Psalms 116

Thanks to God for Deliverance

1 I love the Lord because He has heard
my appeal for mercy. a
2 Because He has turned His ear to me,
I will call out to Him as long as I live. b

3 The ropes of death were wrapped around me,
and the torments of
Sheol: A Hebrew word for either the grave or the realm of the dead
Sheol overcame me;
I encountered trouble and sorrow. d
4 Then I called on the name of
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
“Yahweh, save me!” f

5 The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is compassionate. g
6 The Lord guards the inexperienced;
I was helpless, and He saved me. h
7 Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you. i
8 For You, Lord, rescued me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling. j
9 I will walk before the Lord
in the land of the living. k
10 I believed, even when I said,
“I am severely afflicted.” l
11 In my alarm I said,
“Everyone is a liar.” m

12 How can I repay the Lord
for all the good He has done for me? n
13 I will take the cup of salvation
and call on the name of Yahweh. o
14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all His people. p

15 The death of His faithful ones
is valuable in the Lord’s sight. q
16 Lord, I am indeed Your servant;
I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant.
You have loosened my bonds. r

17 I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of Yahweh. s
18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all His people, t
19 in the courts of the Lord’s house
within you, Jerusalem. u
Hallelujah!: Or Praise the Lord!; it literally means Praise Yah! (a shortened form of Yahweh)
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