Psalm 116New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
1 I love the Lord, because he heard my voice. He heard my cry for his help. 2 Because he paid attention to me, I will call out to him as long as I live.
3 The ropes of death were wrapped around me. The horrors of the grave came over me. I was overcome by sadness and sorrow. 4 Then I called out to the Lord. I cried out, “Lord, save me!”
5 The Lord is holy and kind. Our God is full of tender love. 6 The Lord takes care of those who are not aware of danger. When I was in great need, he saved me.
7 I said to myself, “Be calm. The Lord has been good to me.”
8 Lord, you have saved me from death. You have dried the tears from my eyes. You have kept me from tripping and falling. 9 So now I can enjoy life here with you while I’m still living. 10 I trusted in the Lord even when I said to myself, “I am in great pain.” 11 When I was terrified, I said to myself, “No one tells the truth.”
12 The Lord has been so good to me! How can I ever pay him back? 13 I will bring an offering of wine to the Lord and thank him for saving me. I will worship him. 14 In front of all the Lord’s people, I will do what I promised him.
15 The Lord pays special attention when his faithful people die. 16 Lord, I serve you. I serve you just as my mother did. You have set me free from the chains of my suffering.
17 Lord, I will sacrifice a thank offering to you. I will worship you. 18 In front of all the Lord’s people, I will do what I promised him. 19 I will keep my promise in the courtyards of the Lord’s temple. I will keep my promise in Jerusalem itself.
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