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Psalm 116 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Thanksgiving for Rescue from Death.

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I love the LORD, because He hears

My voice and my pleas.

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Because He has inclined His ear to me,

Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

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The snares of death encompassed me

And the [fn]terrors of [fn]Sheol [fn]came upon me;

I found distress and sorrow.

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Then I called upon the name of the LORD:

“Please, LORD, save my [fn]life!”

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Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;

Yes, our God is compassionate.

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The LORD watches over the simple;

I was brought low, and He saved me.

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Return to your rest, my soul,

For the LORD has dealt generously with you.

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For You have rescued my soul from death,

My eyes from tears,

And my feet from stumbling.

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I shall walk before the LORD

In the [fn]land of the living.

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I believed when I said,

“I am greatly afflicted.”

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I said in my alarm,

“All people are liars.”

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What shall I repay to the LORD

For all His benefits [fn]to me?

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I will lift up the cup of salvation,

And call upon the name of the LORD.

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I will pay my vows to the LORD;

May it be in the presence of all His people!

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Precious in the sight of the LORD

Is the death of His godly ones.

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O LORD, [fn]I surely am Your slave,

I am Your slave, the son of Your female slave,

You have unfastened my restraints.

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I will offer You a sacrifice of thanksgiving,

And call upon the name of the LORD.

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I will pay my vows to the LORD,

May it be in the presence of all His people,

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In the courtyards of the LORD’S house,

In the midst of you, Jerusalem!

[fn]Praise [fn]the LORD!

NASB20 Footnotes
Lit straits
I.e., the netherworld
Lit found me
Or soul
Lit lands
Lit upon
Or because I am
Or Hallelujah!

New American Standard Bible 2020
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