World English Bible

Psalm 116

1 I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy.
2 Because he has turned his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3 The cords of death surrounded me, the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. I found trouble and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name of Yahweh: "Yahweh, I beg you, deliver my soul."
5 Yahweh is Gracious and righteous. Yes, our God is merciful.
6 Yahweh preserves the simple. I was brought low, and he saved me.
7 Return to your rest, my soul, for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you.
8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before Yahweh in the land of the living.
10 I believed, therefore I said, "I was greatly afflicted."
11 I said in my haste, "All men are liars."
12 What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me?
13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the name of Yahweh.
14 I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of Yahweh is the death of his saints.
16 Yahweh, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your handmaid. You have freed me from my chains.
17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the name of Yahweh.
18 I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts of Yahweh’s house, in the midst of you, Jerusalem. Praise Yah!