Psalms 116:17

17 I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of 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 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful ones.
16 O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant, the child of your serving girl. You have loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the Lord.
18 I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!