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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.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 116

Obi a wɔagye no afi owu mu nkamfo

1Medɔ Awurade efisɛ, otie me. Otie me mpaebɔ. Bere biara a mefrɛ no no, ogye me so.

Owu hama kyekyeree me na damoa ho ahometew twiw bɛn me. Ɛma mebɔɔ hu. Na mefrɛɛ Awurade se, “Mesrɛ wo, Awurade, gye me nkwa!” Awurade hu mmɔbɔ na oye; yɛn Nyankopɔn yɛ mmɔborɔhunufo. Awurade bɔ wɔn a wonni bi ho ban. Bere a mewɔ ɔhaw mu no, ogyee me. Nya gyidi, me koma, efisɛ, Awurade ayɛ me yiye. Awurade gyee me fii owu mu; otwaa me nusu so na wamma manni nkogu. Enti menam Awurade anim wɔ ateasefo mu.

10 Sɛ ɛba sɛ meka se, “Wabubu me koraa” a, mekɔ so gye no di. 11 Me suro mu, sɛ meka se, “Obi nni hɔ a yɛde yɛn ho to no so” koraa a, mekɔ so gye no di. 12 Awurade papa a wayɛ me yi akyi, dɛn na metumi de ama no? 13 Mede nsa aseda bɛma Awurade sɛ wagye me nkwa. 14 Ne nkurɔfo aguabɔ ase na mede nea mede hyɛɛ no bɔ no bɛma no. 15 Sɛ Awurade nkurɔfo no bi wu a, ɛyɛ no yaw yiye.

16 Meyɛ wo somfo, Awurade. Mesom wo sɛnea me na yɛe. Woagye me afi owu mu. 17 Mede aseda bɛbɔ wo afɔre na mabɔ wo mpae. 18 Sɛ wo nkurɔfo nyinaa bɔ gua wɔ wo fi wɔ Yerusalem Kronkron mu Kronkron mu hɔ a, 19 mede nea mahyɛ wo ho bɔ no bɛma wo. Kamfo Awurade!