Psalms 116

Thanksgiving for God’s Deliverance

1 I love [him], because Yahweh has heard {the voice of my supplications}.
2 Because he has inclined his ear to me, I will call {all my days}.
3 [The] ropes of death encircled me, and the distresses of Sheol found me. I found trouble and grief.
4 Then I called on the name of Yahweh: "O Yahweh, please save my life!"
5 Gracious [is] Yahweh and righteous, and our God [is] merciful.
6 Yahweh watches over [the] simple. I was brought low, but he gave me victory.
7 Return, O my soul, to your repose, for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you.
8 For you have rescued me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
9 I will walk before Yahweh in the land of the living.
10 I believed when I spoke, "I am afflicted greatly."
11 I said in my haste, "{Everyone} [is] a liar."
12 What shall I give back to Yahweh [for] all his benefits to me?
13 I will lift up [the] cup of salvation and proclaim the name of Yahweh.
14 I will pay my vows [made] to Yahweh in the presence of all his people.
15 Costly {in Yahweh's view} [is] the death of his faithful [ones].
16 Ah, Yahweh, I [am] indeed your servant; I am your servant, the child of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to you a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and proclaim the name of Yahweh.
18 I will pay my vows [made] to Yahweh in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts of the house of Yahweh, in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Praise Yah!

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Footnotes 9

  • [a]. Literally "my voice, my supplications"
  • [b]. Literally "in my days"
  • [c]. Hebrew "my soul." If "soul" is accepted, then "death" means "[the place of] death," that is, the netherworld.
  • [d]. Hebrew "eye"
  • [e]. Hebrew "lands"
  • [f]. Literally "All [of] the humankind"
  • [g]. Literally "in the eyes of Yahweh"
  • [h]. Or "temple"
  • [i]. Hebrew hallelujah

Psalms 116 Commentaries

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