AUG 14, 2022

Psalm 116

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

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

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

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

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

17 I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of Yahweh.
18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all His people,
19 in the courts of the Lord’s house—
within you, Jerusalem.