Psalm 116

I Love the Lord

1 I y love the Lord, because he has z heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2 Because he a inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3 b The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
4 Then c I called on the name of the Lord:
"O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!"

5 d Gracious is the Lord, and e righteous;
our God is f merciful.
6 The Lord preserves g the simple;
when h I was brought low, he saved me.
7 Return, O my soul, to your i rest;
for the Lord has j dealt bountifully with you.

8 For k you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
9 I will walk before the Lord
l in the land of the living.

10 m I believed, n even when 1 I spoke,
"I am greatly afflicted";
11 o I said in my alarm,
p "All mankind are liars."

12 What shall I q render to the Lord
for all his benefits to me?
13 I will lift up r the cup of salvation
and s call on the name of the Lord,
14 I will t pay my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.

15 u Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his v saints.
16 O Lord, I am your w servant;
I am your servant, x the son of your maidservant.
You have y loosed my bonds.
17 I will z offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and s call on the name of the Lord.
18 I will t pay my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people,
19 in a the courts of the house of the Lord,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.
b Praise the Lord!

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 18:1
    I love you, O Lord, my strength.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 66:19
    But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer.
    Psalms 118:21
    I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 31:2
    Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me!
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 18:4
    The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me.
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 118:5
    Out of my distress I called on the Lord ; the Lord answered me and set me free.
    Psalms 18:6
    In my distress I called upon the Lord ; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 86:15
    But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 7:9
    Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, ...
    Psalms 119:137
    Righteous are you, O Lord, and right are your r...
    Psalms 145:17
    The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind ...
    Ezra 9:15
    O Lord, the God of Israel, you are just, for we...
    Nehemiah 9:8
    You found his heart faithful before you, and ma...
    Jeremiah 12:1
    Righteous are you, O Lord, when I complain to y...
    Daniel 9:7
    To you, O Lord, belongs righteousness, but to u...
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 62:12
    And that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 19:7
    The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 79:8
    Do not remember against us our former iniquities; let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.
    Psalms 142:6
    Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low! Deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me!
  11. Cross References
    Jeremiah 6:16
    Thus says the Lord : "Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.
    Matthew 11:23
    And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 13:6
    I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 49:15
    But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah
    Psalms 56:13
    For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.
    Psalms 86:13
    For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 27:13
    I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
  15. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 4:13
    Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, "I believed, and so I spoke," we also believe, and so we also speak.
  16. Cross References
    Psalms 39:3
    My heart became hot within me. As I mused, the fire burned; then I spoke with my tongue:
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 31:22
    I had said in my alarm, "I am cut off from your sight." But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help.
  18. Cross References
    Psalms 62:9
    Those of low estate are but a breath; those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.
  19. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 32:25
    But Hezekiah did not make return according to the benefit done to him, for his heart was proud. Therefore wrath came upon him and Judah and Jerusalem.
  20. Cross References
    Psalms 16:5
    The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot.
  21. Cross References
    Psalms 99:6
    Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called upon his name. They called to the Lord, and he answered them.
    Psalms 105:1
    Oh give thanks to the Lord ; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!
  22. Cross References
    Psalms 50:14
    Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High.
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 72:14
    From oppression and violence he redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight.
  24. Cross References
    Psalms 50:5
    "Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!"
  25. Cross References
    Psalms 119:125
    I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies!
    Psalms 143:12
    And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies, and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am your servant.
    Psalms 113:1
    Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 86:16
    Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant, and save the son of your maidservant.
  27. Cross References
    Job 12:18
    He looses the bonds of kings and binds a waistcloth on their hips.
  28. Cross References
    Psalms 50:14
    Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High.
  29. Cross References
    Psalms 116:13
    I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.
  30. Cross References
    Psalms 116:14
    I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.
  31. Cross References
    Psalms 92:13
    They are planted in the house of the Lord ; they flourish in the courts of our God.
  32. Cross References
    Psalms 104:35
    Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more! Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord!
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