Psalm 116

English Standard Version

1 I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. (Ps 18:1; Ps 66:19; Ps 118:21) 2 Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. (Ps 31:2) 3 The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish. (Ps 18:4) 4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: “O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!” (Ps 18:6; Ps 118:5) 5 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful. (Ezr 9:15; Ne 9:8; Ps 7:9; Ps 62:12; Ps 86:15; Ps 119:137; Ps 145:17; Jer 12:1; Da 9:7) 6 The Lord preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me. (Ps 19:7; Ps 79:8; Ps 142:6) 7 Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. (Ps 13:6; Jer 6:16; Mt 11:28) 8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; (Ps 49:15; Ps 56:13; Ps 86:13) 9 I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. (Ps 27:13) 10 I believed, even when[1] I spoke: “I am greatly afflicted”; (Ps 39:3; 2Co 4:13) 11 I said in my alarm, “All mankind are liars.” (Ps 31:22; Ps 62:9) 12 What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me? (2Ch 32:25) 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord, (Ps 16:5; Ps 99:6; Ps 105:1) 14 I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. (Ps 50:14) 15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Ps 50:5; Ps 72:14) 16 O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds. (Job 12:18; Ps 86:16; Ps 113:1; Ps 119:125; Ps 143:12) 17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord. (Ps 50:14; Ps 116:13) 18 I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people, (Ps 116:14) 19 in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord! (Ps 92:13; Ps 104:35)