Psalm 116 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. 1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
2 He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
3 Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Up against it, I didn't know which way to turn; 3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.
4 then I called out to God for help: "Please, God!" I cried out. "Save my life!" 4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, save me!"
5 God is gracious - it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. 5 The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
6 God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. 6 The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me.
7 I said to myself, "Relax and rest. God has showered you with blessings. 7 Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
8 Soul, you've been rescued from death; Eye, you've been rescued from tears; And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling." 8 For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,
9 I'm striding in the presence of God, alive in the land of the living! 9 that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
10 I stayed faithful, though bedeviled, and despite a ton of bad luck, 10 I believed; therefore I said, "I am greatly afflicted."
11 Despite giving up on the human race, saying, "They're all liars and cheats." 11 And in my dismay I said, "All men are liars."
12 What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me? 12 How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me?
13 I'll lift high the cup of salvation - a toast to God! I'll pray in the name of God; 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
14 I'll complete what I promised God I'd do, and I'll do it together with his people. 14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
15 When they arrive at the gates of death, God welcomes those who love him. 15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
16 Oh, God, here I am, your servant, your faithful servant: set me free for your service! 16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant; you have freed me from my chains.
17 I'm ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice and pray in the name of God. 17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD.
18 I'll complete what I promised God I'd do, and I'll do it in company with his people, 18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
19 In the place of worship, in God's house, in Jerusalem, God's city. Hallelujah! 19 in the courts of the house of the LORD-- in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD.