Psalm 116

Read the following on this: [Psalm 116:1-19 HCSBhttp://msb.to/Ps116:1 – the automatic concordance is great for tying it to other psalms and verses of scripture. See some of my notes on this psalm here.

Psalm 116

Thanks to God for Deliverance

I love the Lord because He has heard
my appeal for mercy.a
2 Because He has turned His ear to me,
I will call out to Him as long as I live.b

3 The ropes of death were wrapped around me,
and the torments of Sheolc overcame me;
I encountered trouble and sorrow.d
4 Then I called on the name of Yahwehe:
“Yahweh, save me!”f

5 The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is compassionate.g
6 The Lord guards the inexperienced;
I was helpless, and He saved me.h
Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you.i
8 For You, Lord, rescued me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.j
9 I will walk before the Lord
in the land of the living.k
10 I believed, even when I said,
“I am severely afflicted.l
11 In my alarm I said,
“Everyone is a liar.”m

12 How can I repay the Lord
for all the good He has done for me?n
13 I will take the cup of salvation
and call on the name of Yahweh.o
14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all His people.p

15 The death of His faithful ones
is valuable in the Lord’s sight.q
16 Lord, I am indeed Your servant;
I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant.
You have loosened my bonds.r

17 I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of Yahweh.s
18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all His people,t
19 in the courts of the Lord’s house —
within you, Jerusalem.u
Hallelujahv!

Footnotes:
a. Ps 18:166:19
b. Ps 17:640:1
c. A Hebrew word for either the grave or the realm of the dead
d. Ps 18:4-5
e. Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; “Yah” is the shortened form of the name.
f. Ps 18:6118:5
g. Ex 34:6Neh 9:17Ps 112:4
h. Ps 19:779:8142:6
i. Ps 13:6Jer 6:16
j. Ps 49:1556:13
k. Ps 27:13
l. 2Co 4:13
m. Ps 31:2262:9Rm 3:4
n. 2Ch 32:251Th 3:9
o. Ps 16:5105:1
p. Ps 22:2550:14
q. Ps 72:14
r. Job 12:18Ps 86:16107:14
s. Lv 7:12Ps 50:14
t. Ps 22:2550:14
u. Ps 96:8102:21
v. Or Praise the Lord!; it literally means Praise Yah! (a shortened form of Yahweh)

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