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Psalm 116

1I love Jehovah, because he heareth

My voice and my supplications.

2Because he hath inclined his ear unto me,

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

3The cords of death compassed me,

And the pains of Sheol gat hold upon me:

I found trouble and sorrow.

4Then called I upon the name of Jehovah:

O Jehovah, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

5Gracious is Jehovah, and righteous;

Yea, our God is merciful.

6Jehovah preserveth the simple:

I was brought low, and he saved me.

7Return unto thy rest, O my soul;

For Jehovah hath dealt bountifully with thee.

8For thou hast delivered my soul from death,

Mine eyes from tears,

And my feet from falling.

9I will walk before Jehovah

In the land of the living.

10I believe, for I will speak:

I was greatly afflicted:

11I said in my haste,

All men are liars.

12What shall I render unto Jehovah

For all his benefits toward me?

13I will take the cup of salvation,

And call upon the name of Jehovah.

14I will pay my vows unto Jehovah,

Yea, in the presence of all his people.

15Precious in the sight of Jehovah

Is the death of his saints.

16O Jehovah, truly I am thy servant:

I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid;

Thou hast loosed my bonds.

17I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving,

And will call upon the name of Jehovah.

18I will pay my vows unto Jehovah,

Yea, in the presence of all his people,

19In the courts of Jehovah’s house,

In the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.

Praise ye Jehovah.


About American Standard Version

The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.

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