116 I love Jehovah
Because he hears* my voice, my pleas for help.+
2 For he inclines his ear* to me,+
And I will call on him as long as I live.*
3 The ropes of death encircled me;
The Grave had me in its grip.*+
I was overcome by distress and grief.+
4 But I called on the name of Jehovah:+
“O Jehovah, rescue me!”*
5 Jehovah is compassionate* and righteous;+
Our God is merciful.+
6 Jehovah is guarding the inexperienced.+
I was brought low, and he saved me.
7 Let my soul* rest once again,
For Jehovah has dealt kindly with me.
8 You have rescued me* from death,
My eye from tears, my foot from stumbling.+
9 I will walk before Jehovah in the land of the living.
10 I had faith, for I spoke;+
I was greatly afflicted.
11 As for me, I panicked and said:
“Every man is a liar.”+
12 With what will I repay Jehovah
For all the good he has done for me?
13 I will take up the cup of salvation,*
And I will call on the name of Jehovah.
14 I will pay my vows to Jehovah
In the presence of all his people.+
15 Costly* in the eyes of Jehovah
Is the death of his loyal ones.+
16 I beg you, O Jehovah,
For I am your servant.
I am your servant, the son of your slave girl.
You have freed me from my bonds.+
17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving;+
I will call on the name of Jehovah.
18 I will pay my vows to Jehovah+
In the presence of all his people,+
19 In the courtyards of the house of Jehovah,+
In your midst, O Jerusalem.