Psalm 116
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God, My Deliverer

1I love the LORD

because he has heard my prayer for mercy;a

2for he listens to me whenever I call.

3The ropes of death were wound around me

and the anguish of Sheolb came upon me;

I encountered distress and sorrow.

4Then I called on the name of the LORD,

“LORD, please deliver me!”c

5The LORD is gracious and righteous;

our God is compassionate;

6the LORD watches over the innocent;d

I was brought low, and he delivered me.

7Return to your resting place, my soul,

for the LORD treated you generously.

8Indeed, you delivered my soul from death,

my eyes from crying,e

and my feet from stumbling.

9I will walk in the LORD’s presence

in the lands of the living.

10I will continue to believe, even when I say,

“I am greatly afflicted”

11and speak hastily,

“All people are liars!”

12What will I return to the LORD

for all his benefits to me?

13I will raise my cup of deliverance

and invoke the LORD’s name.

14I will fulfill my vows to the LORD

in the presence of all his people.

15In the sight of the LORD,

the death of his faithful ones is valued.

16LORD, I am indeed your servant.

I am your servant.

I am the son of your handmaid.

You have released my bonds.

17I will bring you a thanksgiving offering

and call on the name of the LORD!

18I will fulfill my vows to the LORD

in the presence of all his people,

19in the courts of the LORD’s house,

in your midst, Jerusalem.


a 116:1 Lit. the voice of my supplication
b 116:3 i.e. the realm of the dead
c 116:4 Lit. deliver my soul
d 116:6 Or naive
e 116:8 Lit. tears

The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1
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