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Psalm 116

Thanks to God for Deliverance

I love the Lord because He has heard

my appeal for mercy. b

Because He has turned His ear to me,

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

The ropes of death were wrapped around me,

and the torments of * Sheol overcame me;

I encountered trouble and sorrow. d

Then I called on the name of * Yahweh:

“Yahweh, save me!” e

The Lord is gracious and righteous;

our God is compassionate. f

The Lord guards the inexperienced;

I was helpless, and He saved me. g

Return to your rest, my soul,

for the Lord has been good to you. h

For You, Lord, rescued me from death,

my eyes from tears,

my feet from stumbling. i

I will walk before the Lord

in the land of the living. j

10 I believed, even when I said,

“I am severely afflicted.” k

11 In my alarm I said,

“Everyone is a liar.” l

12 How can I repay the Lord

for all the good He has done for me? m

13 I will take the cup of salvation

and call on the name of Yahweh. n

14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord

in the presence of all His people. o

15 The death of His faithful ones

is valuable in the Lord’s sight. p

16 Lord, I am indeed Your servant;

I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant.

You have loosened my bonds. q

17 I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving

and call on the name of Yahweh. r

18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord

in the presence of all His people, s

19 in the courts of the Lord’s house—

within you, Jerusalem. t

* Hallelujah!


About The Holman Christian Standard Bible

The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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