Psalm 116

I Love the Lord

1 I a LOVE the LORD, because He has heard
My voice and my supplications.
2 Because He has inclined His ear to me,
Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
3 b The 1 pains of death surrounded me,
And the 2 pangs of Sheol 3 laid hold of me;
I found trouble and sorrow.
4 Then I called upon the name of the LORD:
"O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!"

5 c Gracious is the LORD, and d righteous;
Yes, our God is merciful.
6 The LORD preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
7 Return to your e rest, O my soul,
For f the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

8 g For You have delivered my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the LORD
h In the land of the living.

10 i I believed, therefore I spoke,
"I am greatly afflicted."
11 j I said in my haste,
k "All men are liars."

12 What shall I render to the LORD
For all His benefits toward me?
13 I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the LORD.
14 l I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of all His people.

15 m Precious in the sight of the LORD
Is the death of His saints.
16 O LORD, truly n I am Your servant;
I am Your servant, o the son of Your maidservant;
You have loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to You p the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of the LORD.
18 I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of all His people,
19 In the q courts of the LORD's house,
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
4 Praise the LORD!

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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