The Message

Psalm 116

11-6 I love God because he listened to me,
    listened as I begged for mercy.
He listened so intently
    as I laid out my case before him.
Death stared me in the face,
    hell was hard on my heels.
Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn;
    then I called out to God for help:
“Please, God!” I cried out.
    “Save my life!”
God is gracious—it is he who makes things right,
    our most compassionate God.
God takes the side of the helpless;
    when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me.

7-8 I said to myself, “Relax and rest.
    God has showered you with blessings.
    Soul, you’ve been rescued from death;
    Eye, you’ve been rescued from tears;
    And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling.”

9-11 I’m striding in the presence of God,
    alive in the land of the living!
I stayed faithful, though bedeviled,
    and despite a ton of bad luck,
Despite giving up on the human race,
    saying, “They’re all liars and cheats.”

12-19 What can I give back to God
    for the blessings he’s poured out on me?
I’ll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to God!
    I’ll pray in the name of God;
I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do,
    and I’ll do it together with his people.
When they arrive at the gates of death,
    God welcomes those who love him.
Oh, God, here I am, your servant,
    your faithful servant: set me free for your service!
I’m ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice
    and pray in the name of God.
I’ll complete what I promised God I’d do,
    and I’ll do it in company with his people,
In the place of worship, in God’s house,
    in Jerusalem, God’s city.
Hallelujah!

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。

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