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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book V
 
CXVI
 
Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death
 
 
[1]  I LOVE Jehovah, because he heareth
My voice and my supplications.
[2]  Because he hath inclined his ear unto me,
Therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
[3]  The cords of death compassed me,
And the pains of Sheol gat 1 hold upon me:
I found trouble and sorrow.
[4]  Then called I upon the name of Jehovah:
O Jehovah, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
[5]  Gracious is Jehovah, and righteous;
Yea, our God is merciful.
[6]  Jehovah preserveth the simple:
I was brought low, and he saved me.
[7]  Return unto thy rest, O my soul;
For Jehovah hath dealt bountifully with thee.
[8]  For thou hast delivered my soul from death,
Mine eyes from tears,
And my feet from falling.
[9]  I will walk before Jehovah
In the land 2 of the living.
[10]  I believe, 3 for I will speak:
I was greatly afflicted:
[11]  I said in my haste, 4
All men are liars.
[12]  What shall I render unto Jehovah
For all his benefits toward me?
[13]  I will take the cup of salvation,
And call upon the name of Jehovah.
[14]  I will pay my vows unto Jehovah,
Yea, in the presence of all his people.
[15]  Precious in the sight of Jehovah
Is the death of his saints.
[16]  O Jehovah, truly I am thy servant:
I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid;
Thou hast loosed my bonds.
[17]  I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call upon the name of Jehovah.
[18]  I will pay my vows unto Jehovah,
Yea, in the presence of all his people,
[19]  In the courts of Jehovah’s house,
In the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.
Praise 5 ye Jehovah.
 
Note 1. Heb. Jah. [back]
Note 2. Heb. lands. [back]
Note 3. Or, believed, when I spake thus. [back]
Note 4. Or, alarm. [back]
Note 5. Heb. Hallelujah. [back]
 

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