Psalm 116
New Heart English Bible
1I love the LORD, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy.

2Because he has turned his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

3The cords of death surrounded me, the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. I found trouble and sorrow.

4Then I called on the name of the LORD: "LORD, I beg you, deliver my soul."

5The LORD is Gracious and righteous. Yes, our God is merciful.

6The LORD preserves the simple. I was brought low, and he saved me.

7Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

8For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

9I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.

10I believed, therefore I said, "I am greatly afflicted."

11I said in my haste, "All men are liars."

12What will I give to the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

13I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of the LORD.

14I will pay my vows to the LORD, yes, in the presence of all his people.

15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones.

16LORD, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your handmaid. You have freed me from my chains.

17I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the name of the LORD.

18I will pay my vows to the LORD, yes, in the presence of all his people,

19in the courts of the LORD's house, in the midst of you, Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
Edited by Wayne A. Mitchell.
Public Domain 2008-2023

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