Psalms 116:17

17 I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and will worship[a] the Lord.

Psalms 116:17 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 116:17

I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving
For deliverance from afflictions and death; for loosing his bonds, in every sense; for all mercies, temporal and spiritual; see ( Romans 6:17 ) ; Such sacrifices are according to the will of God; are well pleasing to him, when offered up through Christ, and in faith, and are a glorifying of him. These are more acceptable than all ceremonial sacrifices; and therefore the psalmist determined to offer this, and not them;

and will call upon the name of the Lord; (See Gill on Psalms 116:13).

Psalms 116:17 In-Context

15 The death of His faithful ones is valuable in the Lord's sight.
16 Lord, I am indeed Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant. You have loosened my bonds.
17 I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and will worship the Lord.
18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord, in the very presence of all His people,
19 in the courts of the Lord's house- within you, Jerusalem. Hallelujah!

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or proclaim or invoke the name of; lit call on the name of
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