Amplified Bible

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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 116

感谢拯救之恩

1我爱耶和华,
因为祂垂听了我的呼求和祷告。
因为祂垂听我的祈求,
我一生都要向祂祷告。
死亡的绳索缠绕我,
阴间的恐怖笼罩我,
我被困苦和忧愁淹没。
于是,我求告耶和华,
说:“耶和华啊,求你拯救我。”
耶和华仁慈、公义,
我们的上帝充满怜悯。
耶和华保护心地单纯的人,
危难之时祂救了我。
我的心啊,再次安宁吧,
因为耶和华恩待你。
祂救我的性命脱离死亡,
止住我眼中的泪水,
使我双脚免于滑倒。
我要在世上事奉耶和华。
10 我相信,所以才说:
“我受尽了痛苦。”
11 我曾惊恐地说:
“人人都说谎。”
12 我拿什么报答耶和华赐给我的一切恩惠呢?
13 我要为耶和华的拯救之恩而举杯称颂祂的名。
14 我要在耶和华的子民面前还我向祂许的愿。

15 耶和华的眼目顾惜祂圣民的死亡。
16 耶和华啊!我是你的仆人,
是你的仆人,是你婢女的儿子。
你除去了我的锁链。
17 我要向你献上感恩祭,
呼求你的名。
18-19 我要在耶路撒冷,
在耶和华的殿中,
在耶和华的子民面前还我向祂许的愿。

你们要赞美耶和华!