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Psalm 116

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The psalmist professes his love and duty to God for his deliverance.

116:1 I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice,
and my cries for mercy.

116:2 Because he has turned his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

116:3 The cords of death surrounded me,
the pains of Sheol got a hold of me.
I found trouble and sorrow.

116:4 Then I called on the name of Yahweh:

“Yahweh, I beg you, deliver my soul.”

116:5 Yahweh is gracious and righteous.
Yes, our God is merciful.

116:6 Yahweh preserves the simple.
I was brought low, and he saved me.

116:7 Return to your rest, my soul,
for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you.

116:8 For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
and my feet from falling.

116:9 I will walk before Yahweh in the land of the living.

116:10 I believed, therefore I said,
“I was greatly afflicted.”

116:11 I said in my haste,
“All men are liars.”

He studies to be thankful.

116:12 What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me?

116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh.

116:14 I will pay my vows to Yahweh,
yes, in the presence of all his people.

116:15 Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints.

116:16 Yahweh, truly I am your servant.
I am your servant, the son of your handmaid.
You have freed me from my chains.

116:17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and will call on the name of Yahweh.

116:18 I will pay my vows to Yahweh,
yes, in the presence of all his people,

116:19 in the courts of Yahweh’s house,
in the midst of you, Jerusalem.
Praise Yah!

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