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Psalm 116

Thanksgiving for Rescue from Death.

1I love the Lord, because He hears [and continues to hear]
My voice and my supplications (my pleas, my cries, my specific needs).

Because He has inclined His ear to me,
Therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.

The cords and sorrows of death encompassed me,
And the terrors of Sheol came upon me;
I found distress and sorrow.

Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, please save my life!”


Gracious is the Lord, and [consistently] righteous;
Yes, our God is compassionate.

[a]The Lord protects the simple (childlike);
I was brought low [humbled and discouraged], and He saved me.

Return to your rest, O my soul,
For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

For You have rescued my life from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from stumbling and falling.

I will walk [in submissive wonder] before the Lord
In the land of the living.
10 
I believed [and clung to my God] when I said,
“I am greatly afflicted.”
11 
I said in my alarm,
“All men are liars.”

12 
What will I give to the Lord [in return]
For all His benefits toward me?
[How can I repay Him for His precious blessings?]
13 
I will lift up the cup of salvation
And call on the name of the Lord.
14 
I will pay my vows to the Lord,
Yes, in the presence of all His people.
15 
[b]Precious [and of great consequence] in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His godly ones [so He watches over them].
16 
O Lord, truly I am Your servant;
I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid;
You have unfastened my chains.
17 
I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And will call on the name of the Lord.
18 
I will pay my vows to the Lord,
Yes, in the presence of all His people,
19 
In the courts of the Lord’s house (temple)—
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 116:6 In Jewish tradition this became a common saying to explain how some people could do ill-advised things and not suffer for them.
  2. Psalm 116:15 The ancient rabbis interpreted this verse to mean that it is hard for God to declare death upon the righteous.

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Salme 116

Hjælp i dødsangst

1Jeg elsker Herren,
    for han hører min bøn.
Han lytter til mit råb om hjælp,
    jeg vil bede til ham, så længe jeg lever.
Døden holdt mig i sit kvælertag,
    jeg var dødsens angst og dybt fortvivlet.
Da råbte jeg: „Herre, red mig fra at dø!”

Herren er god og nådig.
    Vor Gud er fuld af barmhjertighed.
Han hjælper dem, der råber om hjælp,
    han frelste mig i nødens stund.
Min sjæl, fald til ro igen,
    for Herren har bevist sin godhed.
Han reddede mig fra døden,
    mit øje fra gråd, min fod fra fald.
Jeg er stadig i live,
    og jeg vil altid følge Herrens vej.

10 Jeg troede, og derfor talte jeg.
    „Herre!” råbte jeg. „Jeg er i stor nød!”
11 I min bitre angst sagde jeg:
    „De er alle sammen fulde af løgn!”

12 Hvad kan jeg give til Herren
    for al hans godhed imod mig?
13 Jeg vil takke ham for min redning
    med et drikoffer.
14 Jeg vil bringe ham de ofre, jeg har lovet,
    for øjnene af hele folket.

15 Herren elsker sit folk,
    han griber ind, hvis nogen er nær ved at dø.
16 Herre, jeg er din tjener, en simpel slave.
    Tak, fordi du reddede mig fra døden.
17 Jeg vil bringe dig takofre
    og lovprise dig.
18 Jeg vil bringe de ofre, jeg lovede,
    for øjnene af hele folket,
19 midt i din helligdom, Herre,
    midt i Jerusalem.
Halleluja!