Psalm 116
Thanks to God for Deliverance
1I love the Lord because he has heard
my appeal for mercy.116:1 Ps 18:1; 66:19
2Because he has turned his ear to me,
I will call out to him as long as I live.116:2 Ps 17:6; 40:1

3The ropes of death were wrapped around me,
and the torments of Sheol overcame me;
I encountered trouble and sorrow.116:3 Ps 18:4–5
4Then I called on the name of the Lord:
Lord, save me!” 116:4 Ps 18:6; 118:5

5The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is compassionate.116:5 Ex 34:6; Neh 9:17; Ps 112:4
6The Lord guards the inexperienced;
I was helpless, and he saved me.116:6 Ps 19:7; 79:8; 142:6
7Return to your rest, my soul,
for the Lord has been good to you.116:7 Ps 13:6; Jr 6:16
8For you, Lord, rescued me from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling.116:8 Ps 49:15; 56:13
9I will walk before the Lord
in the land of the living.116:9 Ps 27:13
10I believed, even when I said,
“I am severely oppressed.”116:10 2Co 4:13
11In my alarm I said,
“Everyone is a liar.”116:11 Ps 31:22; 62:9; Rm 3:4

12How can I repay the Lord
for all the good he has done for me?116:12 2Ch 32:25; 1Th 3:9
13I will take the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the Lord.116:13 Ps 16:5; 105:1
14I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.116:14 Ps 22:25; 50:14

15The death of his faithful ones
is valuable in the Lord’s sight.116:15 Ps 72:14
16 Lord, I am indeed your servant;
I am your servant, the son of your female servant.
You have loosened my bonds.116:16 Jb 12:18; Ps 86:16; 107:14

17I will offer you a thanksgiving sacrifice
and call on the name of the Lord.116:17 Lv 7:12; Ps 50:14
18I will fulfill my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people,116:18 Ps 22:25; 50:14
19in the courts of the Lord’s house —
within you, Jerusalem.116:19 Ps 96:8; 102:21