Psalm 116
Good News Translation

Someone Saved from Death Praises God

1I love the Lord, because he hears me;

he listens to my prayers.

2He listens to me

every time I call to him.

3The danger of death was all around me;

the horrors of the grave closed in on me;

I was filled with fear and anxiety.

4Then I called to the Lord,

“I beg you, Lord, save me!”

5The Lord is merciful and good;

our God is compassionate.

6The Lord protects the helpless;

when I was in danger, he saved me.

7Be confident, my heart,

because the Lord has been good to me.

8The Lord saved me from death;

he stopped my tears

and kept me from defeat.

9And so I walk in the presence of the Lord

in the world of the living.

10 I kept on believing, even when I said,

“I am completely crushed,”

11even when I was afraid and said,

“No one can be trusted.”

12What can I offer the Lord

for all his goodness to me?

13I will bring a wine offering to the Lord,

to thank him for saving me.

14In the assembly of all his people

I will give him what I have promised.

15How painful it is to the Lord

when one of his people dies!

16I am your servant, Lord;

I serve you just as my mother did.

You have saved me from death.

17I will give you a sacrifice of thanksgiving

and offer my prayer to you.

18-19In the assembly of all your people,

in the sanctuary of your Temple in Jerusalem,

I will give you what I have promised.

Praise the Lord!

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