He heard my cry for mercy!

Psalm 116 Meaning

v1      I love the LORD, because he listens to me.
He has heard my prayers and has saved me.

v2      I will always pray to him, because he hears what I say.

v3      The danger of death was all round me.
I began to be afraid of dying.

v4      Then I prayed to the name of the LORD.
and said “LORD, please save me!”

v5      The LORD is kind and good us.
He shows He loves us.

v6      The LORD gives help to those that trust in him.
When I was in danger, he saved me!

v7     I said to myself, “Now you are safe,
because the LORD has been kind to you”.

v8      Yes, LORD, you saved me from death!
You saved me from sorrow and pain.

v9      Now I can serve the LORD in this world where people live
and not in the land of the dead.

v10    I believed You would give me help.
when I said, “I have much pain”.

v11    When I was very sad, I said, “Everybody says what is not true”.

v12    What can I give to the LORD? He has been so kind to me.

v13    I will offer a cup of wine and praise to the LORD.
And I will thank him because he saved me!

v14    I will do everything that I have promised to the LORD, in front of all his people.

v15    Watched over are his devoted servants.

v16    LORD, I really am your servant.
I am your servant since birth. You have saved me from death!

v17    I will offer you my special “thanks”
when I pray to the name of the LORD.

v18    (Again) I will do everything that I have promised to the LORD, in front of all his people.

v19    (I will do this) in the temple of the LORD,  in the center of Jerusalem.

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