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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Psalms 116:1-19

116**  I love Jehovah, because he hears my suppliant voice, 2  Because he has bent his ear to me, and through my lifetime I will call. 3  The cords of death have enclosed me and the grip of the grave has caught me; I encounter distress and sorrow; 4  But on Jehovah’s name I call: ah, Jehovah, bring my life through. 5  Kind is Jehovah, and true to the right, and our God is tenderhearted. 6  Jehovah watches over simple people; I was poor, and me he saves. 7  Come back to your resting, my soul, because Jehovah has done you a good turn. 8  For you have rescued my life from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from losing their hold; 9  I am walking before Jehovah in the lands of the living. 10  I believe while I speak; I have had a very hard time, 11*  I have thought in my alarm “All men are shamming”; 12  What return shall I make to Jehovah for all his dealings with me? 13  I will lift a cup of salvation and proclaim Jehovah’s name, 14  Will discharge my vows to Jehovah in the presence of all his people. 15  Death for the men of his friendship is a serious matter in Jehovah’s view. 16  Ah, Jehovah, for I am your servant, I am your servant, your bondwoman’s son, you have unfastened my fetters. 17  To you I will sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving and proclaim Jehovah’s name, 18  Will discharge my vows to Jehovah in the presence of all his people, 19  In the courts of Jehovah’s house, within you, Jerusalem.