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Psalm 116 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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I Love the Lord

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:1 - I love the LORD, because he has heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:2 - Because he inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:3 - The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:4 - Then I called on the name of the LORD:
“O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:5 - Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;
our God is merciful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:6 - The LORD preserves the simple;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:7 - Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:8 - For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:9 - I will walk before the LORD
in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:10 - I believed, even when[fn] I spoke:
“I am greatly afflicted”;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:11 - I said in my alarm,
“All mankind are liars.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:12 - What shall I render to the LORD
for all his benefits to me?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:13 - I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:14 - I will pay my vows to the LORD
in the presence of all his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:15 - Precious in the sight of the LORD
is the death of his saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:16 - O LORD, I am your servant;
I am your servant, the son of your maidservant.
You have loosed my bonds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:17 - I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:18 - I will pay my vows to the LORD
in the presence of all his people,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:19 - in the courts of the house of the LORD,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD!
ESV Footnotes
Or believed, indeed; Septuagint believed, therefore

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