The Power of God in His Deliverance of Israel(A)

114 When (B)Israel went out of Egypt,
The house of Jacob (C)from a people [a]of strange language,
(D)Judah became His sanctuary,
And Israel His dominion.

(E)The sea saw it and fled;
(F)Jordan turned back.
(G)The mountains skipped like rams,
The little hills like lambs.
(H)What ails you, O sea, that you fled?
O Jordan, that you turned back?
O mountains, that you skipped like rams?
O little hills, like lambs?

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the God of Jacob,
(I)Who turned the rock into a pool of water,
The flint into a fountain of waters.

The Futility of Idols and the Trustworthiness of God

115 Not (J)unto us, O Lord, not unto us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth.
Why should the [b]Gentiles say,
(K)“So where is their God?”

(L)But our God is in heaven;
He does whatever He pleases.
(M)Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands.
They have mouths, but they do not speak;
Eyes they have, but they do not see;
They have ears, but they do not hear;
Noses they have, but they do not smell;
They have hands, but they do not handle;
Feet they have, but they do not walk;
Nor do they mutter through their throat.
(N)Those who make them are like them;
So is everyone who trusts in them.

(O)O Israel, trust in the Lord;
(P)He is their help and their shield.
10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord;
He is their help and their shield.
11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord;
He is their help and their shield.

12 The Lord [c]has been mindful of us;
He will bless us;
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
13 (Q)He will bless those who fear the Lord,
Both small and great.

14 May the Lord give you increase more and more,
You and your children.
15 May you be (R)blessed by the Lord,
(S)Who made heaven and earth.

16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s;
But the earth He has given to the children of men.
17 (T)The dead do not praise the Lord,
Nor any who go down into silence.
18 (U)But we will bless the Lord
From this time forth and forevermore.

Praise the Lord!

Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death

116 I (V)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.

(W)The [d]pains of death surrounded me,
And the [e]pangs of Sheol [f]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!”

(X)Gracious is the Lord, and (Y)righteous;
Yes, our God is merciful.
The Lord preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
Return to your (Z)rest, O my soul,
For (AA)the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

(AB)For You have delivered my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.
I will walk before the Lord
(AC)In the land of the living.
10 (AD)I believed, therefore I spoke,
“I am greatly afflicted.”
11 (AE)I said in my haste,
(AF)“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 (AG)I will pay my vows to the Lord
Now in the presence of all His people.

15 (AH)Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His saints.

16 O Lord, truly (AI)I am Your servant;
I am Your servant, (AJ)the son of Your maidservant;
You have loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to You (AK)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 (AL)courts of the Lord’s house,
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.

[g]Praise the Lord!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 114:1 who spoke unintelligibly
  2. Psalm 115:2 nations
  3. Psalm 115:12 has remembered us
  4. Psalm 116:3 Lit. cords
  5. Psalm 116:3 distresses
  6. Psalm 116:3 Lit. found me
  7. Psalm 116:19 Heb. Hallelujah