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Psalm 116:1–4

I Love the Lord

116 I ylove the Lord, because he has zheard

my voice and my pleas for mercy.

Because he ainclined his ear to me,

therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

bThe snares of death encompassed me;

the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;

I suffered distress and anguish.

Then cI called on the name of the Lord:

“O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”

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Psalm 116:1–4 — The New International Version (NIV)

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;

he heard my cry for mercy.

Because he turned his ear to me,

I will call on him as long as I live.

The cords of death entangled me,

the anguish of the grave came over me;

I was overcome by distress and sorrow.

Then I called on the name of the Lord:

Lord, save me!”

Psalm 116:1–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

I love the Lord, because he hath heard

My voice and my supplications.

Because he hath inclined his ear unto me,

Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The sorrows of death compassed me,

And the pains of hell gat hold upon me:

I found trouble and sorrow.

Then called I upon the name of the Lord;

O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Psalm 116:1–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I love the Lord because he hears my voice

and my prayer for mercy.

Because he bends down to listen,

I will pray as long as I have breath!

Death wrapped its ropes around me;

the terrors of the grave overtook me.

I saw only trouble and sorrow.

Then I called on the name of the Lord:

“Please, Lord, save me!”

Psalm 116:1–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications.

Because He has inclined His ear to me,

Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

The pains of death surrounded me,

And the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me;

I found trouble and sorrow.

Then I called upon the name of the Lord:

“O Lord, I implore You, deliver my soul!”

Psalm 116:1–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

I love the Lord,

because he listens to my prayers for help.

He paid attention to me,

so I will call to him for help as long as I live.

The ropes of death bound me,

and the fear of the grave took hold of me.

I was troubled and sad.

Then I called out the name of the Lord.

I said, “Please, Lord, save me!”

Psalm 116:1–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

I love Jehovah, because he heareth

My voice and my supplications.

Because he hath inclined his ear unto me,

Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The cords of death compassed me,

And the pains of Sheol gat hold upon me:

I found trouble and sorrow.

Then called I upon the name of Jehovah:

O Jehovah, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Psalm 116:1–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

I love Jehovah, for he hath heard my voice and my supplications; For he hath inclined his ear unto me, and I will call upon him during all my days. The bands of death encompassed me, and the anguish of Sheol took hold of me; I found trouble and sorrow: Then called I upon the name of Jehovah: I beseech thee, Jehovah, deliver my soul.

Psalm 116:1–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I love the Lord because he hears my voice, my pleas for mercy. 

I will call on him as long as I live 

because he turns his ear toward me. 

The ropes of death became tangled around me. 

The horrors of the grave took hold of me. 

I experienced pain and agony. 

But I kept calling on the name of the Lord

“Please, Lord, rescue me!” 

Psalm 116:1–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I love the Lord because He has heard

my appeal for mercy.

Because He has turned His ear to me,

I will call out to Him as long as I live.

The ropes of death were wrapped around me,

and the torments of Sheol overcame me;

I encountered trouble and sorrow.

Then I called on the name of Yahweh:

“Yahweh, save me!”

Psalm 116:1–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I love the Lord, because he has heard

my voice and my supplications.

Because he inclined his ear to me,

therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

The snares of death encompassed me;

the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;

I suffered distress and anguish.

Then I called on the name of the Lord:

“O Lord, I pray, save my life!”

Psalm 116:1–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

I love him, because Yahweh has heard

the voice of my supplications.

Because he has inclined his ear to me,

I will call all my days.

The ropes of death encircled me,

and the distresses of Sheol found me.

I found trouble and grief.

Then I called on the name of Yahweh:

“O Yahweh, please save my life!”

Psalm 116:1–4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

I love the Lord, because he heard my voice.

He heard my cry for his favor.

Because he paid attention to me,

I will call out to him as long as I live.

The ropes of death were wrapped around me.

The horrors of the grave came over me.

I was overcome by trouble and sorrow.

Then I called out to the Lord.

I cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Psalm 116:1–4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

I love the Lord, because He hears

My voice and my supplications.

Because He has inclined His ear to me,

Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

The cords of death encompassed me

And the terrors of Sheol came upon me;

I found distress and sorrow.

Then I called upon the name of the Lord:

“O Lord, I beseech You, save my life!”


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