116 I do love, because Jehovah hears*+My voice, my entreaties.*+ 2 For he has inclined his ear to me,+And throughout my days I shall call.+ 3 The ropes of death encircled me+And the distressing circumstances of Sheʹol themselves found me.+Distress and grief I kept finding.+ 4 But upon the name of Jehovah I proceeded to call:+“Ah, Jehovah, do provide my soul with escape!”+ 5 Jehovah is gracious and righteous;+And our God is One showing mercy.+ 6 Jehovah is guarding the inexperienced ones.+I was impoverished, and he proceeded to save even me.+ 7 Return to your resting-place, O my soul,+For Jehovah himself has acted appropriately toward you.+ 8 For you have rescued my soul from death,+My eye from tears, my foot from stumbling.+ 9 I will walk+ before Jehovah in the lands of those living.+ 10 * I had faith,+ for I proceeded to speak.+I myself was very much afflicted. 11 I, for my part, said, when I became panicky:+“Every man* is a liar.”+ 12 What shall I repay to Jehovah+For all his benefits to me?+ 13 The cup of grand salvation+ I shall take up,And on the name of Jehovah I shall call.+ 14 My vows I shall pay to Jehovah,+Yes, in front of all his people. 15 Precious in the eyes of JehovahIs the death of his loyal ones.+ 16 Ah, now, O Jehovah,+For I am your servant.+I am your servant, the son of your slave girl.+You have loosened my bands.+ 17 To you I shall offer the sacrifice of thanksgiving,+And on the name of Jehovah I shall call.+ 18 My vows I shall pay to Jehovah,+Yes, in front of all his people,+ 19 In the courtyards of the house of Jehovah,+In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.+Praise Jah, YOU people!*+
^ Or, “I have loved that Jehovah should hear.”
^ “My voice, my entreaties,” M; LXXSyVg, “the voice of my supplication (prayer).”
^ Or, “All mankind.” Heb., kol-ha·ʼa·dhamʹ.
^ See 104:35 ftns.