116 I love the Lord because he listens to my prayers for help. 2 He paid attention to me. So I will call to him for help as long as I live. 3 The ropes of death bound me. The fear of death took hold of me. I was troubled and sad. 4 Then I called out the name of the Lord. I said, “Please, Lord, save me!”
5 The Lord is kind and does what is right. Our God is merciful. 6 The Lord watches over the foolish. When I was helpless, he saved me. 7 I said to myself, “Relax, because the Lord takes care of you.” 8 Lord, you have saved me from death. You have stopped my eyes from crying. You have kept me from being defeated. 9 So I will walk with the Lord in the land of the living. 10 I believed, so I said, “I am completely ruined.” 11 In my distress I said, “All people are liars.”
12 What can I give the Lord for all the good things he has given to me? 13 I will give him a drink offering for saving me. And I will pray to the Lord. 14 In front of all his people, I will give the Lord what I promised.
15 The death of one that belongs to him is precious to the Lord. 16 Lord, I am your servant. I am your servant and the son of your female servant. You have freed me from my chains. 17 I will give an offering to show thanks to you. And I will worship the Lord. 18 In front of all his people, I will give the Lord what I promised. 19 I will do this in the Temple courtyards in Jerusalem.
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