Psalm 116 NLT

1 I love the LORD because he hears and answers my prayers.
2 Because he bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I have breath!
3 Death had its hands around my throat; the terrors of the grave a overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow.

References for Psalms 116:3

    • ¾ 116:3 - Hebrew <I>of Sheol.</I>
      4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: "Please, LORD, save me!"
      5 How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours!
      6 The LORD protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and then he saved me.
      7 Now I can rest again, for the LORD has been so good to me.
      8 He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
      9 And so I walk in the LORD's presence as I live here on earth!
      10 I believed in you, so I prayed, "I am deeply troubled, LORD."
      11 In my anxiety I cried out to you, "These people are all liars!"
      12 What can I offer the LORD for all he has done for me?
      13 I will lift up a cup symbolizing his salvation; I will praise the LORD's name for saving me.
      14 I will keep my promises to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
      15 The LORD's loved ones are precious to him; it grieves him when they die.
      16 O LORD, I am your servant; yes, I am your servant, the son of your handmaid, and you have freed me from my bonds!
      17 I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.
      18 I will keep my promises to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
      19 in the house of the LORD, in the heart of Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!