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The fifth book of Psalms, song 116, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 116

New English Translation


   1 I love the LORD because he heard my plea for mercy,
   2 and listened to me. As long as I live, I will call to him when I need help.
   3 The ropes of death tightened around me, the snares of Sheol confronted me. I was confronted with trouble and sorrow.
   4 I called on the name of the LORD, "Please LORD, rescue my life!"
   5 The LORD is merciful and fair; our God is compassionate.
   6 The LORD protects the untrained; I was in serious trouble and he delivered me.
   7 Rest once more, my soul, for the LORD has vindicated you.
   8 Yes, LORD, you rescued my life from death, and kept my feet from stumbling.
   9 I will serve the LORD in the land of the living.
   10 I had faith when I said, "I am severely oppressed."
   11 I rashly declared, "All men are liars."
   12 How can I repay the LORD for all his acts of kindness to me?
   13 I will celebrate my deliverance, and call on the name of the LORD.
   14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD before all his people.
   15 The LORD values the lives of his faithful followers.
   16 Yes, LORD! I am indeed your servant; I am your lowest slave. You saved me from death.
   17 I will present a thank offering to you, and call on the name of the LORD.
   18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD before all his people,
   19 in the courts of the LORD's temple, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

King James Version


   1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
   2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
   3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
   4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
   5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
   6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
   7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
   8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
   9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
   10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
   11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.
   12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?
   13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
   14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.
   15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
   16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
   17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
   18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,
   19 In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
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