Psalm 116

I Love the Lord

1 I a LOVE the LORD, because He has heard
My voice and my supplications.
2 Because He has inclined His ear to me,
Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
3 b The 1 pains of death surrounded me,
And the 2 pangs of Sheol 3 laid hold of me;
I found trouble and sorrow.
4 Then I called upon the name of the LORD:
"O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!"

5 c Gracious is the LORD, and d righteous;
Yes, our God is merciful.
6 The LORD preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
7 Return to your e rest, O my soul,
For f the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

8 g For You have delivered my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.
9 I will walk before the LORD
h In the land of the living.

10 i I believed, therefore I spoke,
"I am greatly afflicted."
11 j I said in my haste,
k "All men are liars."

12 What shall I render to the LORD
For all His benefits toward me?
13 I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the LORD.
14 l I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of all His people.

15 m Precious in the sight of the LORD
Is the death of His saints.
16 O LORD, truly n I am Your servant;
I am Your servant, o the son of Your maidservant;
You have loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to You p the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of the LORD.
18 I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of all His people,
19 In the q courts of the LORD's house,
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
4 Praise the LORD!

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 18:1
    I WILL love You, O LORD, my strength.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 18:4 - 6
    The pangs of death surrounded me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 103:8
    The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
  4. Cross References
    Ezra 9:15
    "O LORD God of Israel, You are righteous, for w...
    Nehemiah 9:8
    You found his heart faithful before You, And ma...
    Psalms 119:137
    Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your...
    Psalms 145:17
    The LORD is righteous in all His ways, Gracious...
    Jeremiah 12:1
    Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead with Yo...
    Daniel 9:14
    Therefore the LORD has kept the disaster in min...
  5. Cross References
    Jeremiah 6:16
    Thus says the LORD: "Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.
    Matthew 11:29
    Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 13:6
    I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 56:13
    For You have delivered my soul from death. Have You not kept my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 27:13
    I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
  9. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 4:13
    And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, "I believed and therefore I spoke," we also believe and therefore speak.
  10. Cross References
    Psalms 31:22
    For I said in my haste, "I am cut off from before Your eyes"; Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications When I cried out to You.
  11. Cross References
    Romans 3:4
    Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: "That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 116:18
    I will pay my vows to the LORD Now in the presence of all His people.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 72:14
    He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; And precious shall be their blood in His sight.
    Revelation 14:13
    Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, "Write: 'Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' " "Yes," says the Spirit, "that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them.
  14. Cross References
    Psalms 119:125
    I am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.
    Psalms 143:12
    In Your mercy cut off my enemies, And destroy all those who afflict my soul; For I am Your servant.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 86:16
    Oh, turn to me, and have mercy on me! Give Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your maidservant.
  16. Cross References
    Leviticus 7:12
    If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer, with the sacrifice of thanksgiving, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, or cakes of blended flour mixed with oil.
    Psalms 50:14
    Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High.
    Psalms 107:22
    Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 96:8
    Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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