I a LOVE the LORD, because He has heard
My voice and my supplications.
Because He has inclined His ear to me,
Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
b The pains of death surrounded me,
And the pangs of Sheol laid hold of me;
I found trouble and sorrow.
Then I called upon the name of the LORD:
"O LORD, I implore You, deliver my soul!"
c Gracious is the LORD, and d righteous;
Yes, our God is merciful.
The LORD preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
Return to your e rest, O my soul,
For f the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
g For You have delivered my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.
I will walk before the LORD
h In the land of the living.
i I believed, therefore I spoke,
"I am greatly afflicted."
j I said in my haste,
k "All men are liars."
What shall I render to the LORD
For all His benefits toward me?
I will take up the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of the LORD.
l I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of all His people.
m Precious in the sight of the LORD
Is the death of His saints.
O LORD, truly n I am Your servant;
I am Your servant, o the son of Your maidservant;
You have loosed my bonds.
I will offer to You p the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of the LORD.
I will pay my vows to the LORD
Now in the presence of all His people,
In the q courts of the LORD's house,
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
I WILL love You, O LORD, my strength.
Psalms 18:4 - 6
The pangs of death surrounded me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
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You found his heart faithful before You, And ma...
Righteous are You, O LORD, And upright are Your...
The LORD is righteous in all His ways, Gracious...
Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead with Yo...
Therefore the LORD has kept the disaster in min...
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.
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.
I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.
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?
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
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.
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.
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.
I will pay my vows to the LORD Now in the presence of all His people.
He will redeem their life from oppression and violence; And precious shall be their blood in His sight.
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.
I am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies.
In Your mercy cut off my enemies, And destroy all those who afflict my soul; For I am Your servant.
Oh, turn to me, and have mercy on me! Give Your strength to Your servant, And save the son of Your maidservant.
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.
Offer to God thanksgiving, And pay your vows to the Most High.
Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing.
Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come into His courts.