Psalm 116 NIV

1 I love the LORD,1 for he heard my voice; he heard my cry2 for mercy.3

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2 Because he turned his ear4 to me, I will call on him as long as I live.

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3 The cords of death5 entangled me, the anguish of the gravea came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.

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4 Then I called on the name6 of the LORD: "O LORD, save me!7"

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5 The LORD is gracious and righteous;8 our God is full of compassion.9

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6 The LORD protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need,10 he saved me.11

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7 Be at rest12 once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good13 to you.

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8 For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul14 from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,

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9 that I may walk before the LORD 15 in the land of the living.16

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10 I believed;17 thereforeb I said, "I am greatly afflicted."18

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    • b 116:10 - Or "believed even when"
      11 And in my dismay I said, "All men are liars."19

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      12 How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness20 to me?

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      13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name21 of the LORD.

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      14 I will fulfill my vows22 to the LORD in the presence of all his people.

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      15 Precious in the sight23 of the LORD is the death of his saints.24

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      16 O LORD, truly I am your servant;25 I am your servant, the son of your maidservantc;26 you have freed me from my chains.27

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        • c 116:16 - Or "servant, your faithful son"
          17 I will sacrifice a thank offering28 to you and call on the name of the LORD.

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          18 I will fulfill my vows29 to the LORD in the presence of all his people,

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          19 in the courts30 of the house of the LORD-- in your midst, O Jerusalem.31 Praise the LORD.d

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            • d 116:19 - Hebrew "Hallelu Yah"