I'll pray in the name of God; 14  I'll complete what I promised God I'd do, and I'll do it together with his people. 1 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. 16  Oh, God, here I am, your servant, your faithful servant: set me free for your service! Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! and I’ll do it in company with his people. your faithful servant: set me free for your service! 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. 2 He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. Psalm 116:15. “Save my life!” Ps. by Richard Aasman. 3 s The sea looked and fled; t Jordan turned back. "I cried out. v4 Then I prayed to the name of the *LORD. Psalm 116. v1 I love the *LORD, because he listens to me. 1-6 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. Psalm 116. Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. Psalm 116:1 1–6 116 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. The Message Bible, Black/Slate Leather-Look, The Essential Evangelical Parallel Bible (NKJV/ESV/NLT/, The Message Large-Print Devotional Bible--soft leather-look, brown, NIV, The Message, Parallel Bible, Leathersoft, Brown, The Message Raspberry Blossom, Personal Size + Topical Concordance, The Message Devotional Bible LeatherLike, Brown. 31:22). Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. 6  God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. The psalm draws heavily from other psalms so much so that Hupfeld called it a `patched-up psalm'. Psalm 116:15. Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software . I began to be afraid of *Sheol. All rights reserved. 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. Tremble at the Presence of the Lord. Psalm 116 1 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. I was sad because (I had) so much trouble. 13  I'll lift high the cup of salvation - a toast to God! In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging word from Psalm 116. 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! Reading: Psalm 116:12-19. I … I. Up against it, I didn't know which way to turn; 4 then I called out to God for help: "Please, God!" Psalms scholars tell us that Psalm 116, however, does not follow the “traditional” order of elements in thanksgiving psalms, where we typically hear a narration of the poet’s crisis before … The LORD has delivered him from all kinds of trials and tribulations: from his own spiritual struggles to near-death experiences. The Divine Estimate Of The Saint's Death . MSG 2 He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. 4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, save me!" Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. 15  When they arrive at the gates of death, God welcomes those who love him. 4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. Like other psalms of this type (see Psalm 30; 32; 34), Psalm 116 begins by saying that God has rescued the psalmist from trouble (verses 1-2). The pious man evidently remembers both his own deliverance and that of his people as he sings in the language of Ps 116:16, "Thou hast loosed my bonds"; but he rises into sympathy with his nation as he thinks of the courts of the Lord's house and of the glorious city, and pledges himself to sing "in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem." 116 1 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. 3 Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. as I laid out my case before him. Psalm 116:13 – I will lift up the cup of salvation. "Save my life!" 116 1-6 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. © 2021 Christianity.com. "Save my life!" In the Greek and Latin Bibles, Psalm 116 is divided into two separate psalms. 116:10 can be seen in 2 Cor. He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. You probably had to look twice to see him. All Rights Reserved. 9  I'm striding in the presence of God, alive in the land of the living! The Unity of The Psalm. 3  Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Psalm 116. ? Psalm 116:15 The ancient rabbis interpreted this verse to mean that it is hard for God to declare death upon the righteous. Verses 1-9 appear as Psalm 114 and verses 10-19 as Psalm 115. 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling.”, I’ll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to. We are indebted to the insights of form criticism for psalms research, mainly because thinking about the typical structure and elements of laments and praises helps us understand their message. Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Was he lying perfectly still in brownish water? 12  What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me? 5  God is gracious - it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. 2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. 4 u The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. 2. Up against it, I didn't know which way to turn; 4  then I called out to God for help: "Please, God!" God has showered you with blessings. - All his “recompences,” - the same word which in Psalm 116:7 is rendered “hath dealt bountifully.” The question here has reference to that. 3 Death stared me … 3. Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn; then I called out to God … I cried out. Psalm 116. 2  He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. I’m ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice. 4:13, but the MT is uncertain. 3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. "Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon [him] as long as I live." This fact already makes Psalm 116 an appropriate psalm for Maundy Thursday. 7-8 I said to myself, “Relax and rest. "Sharing Gratitude," John C. Holbert, Patheos , 2011. 17  I'm ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice and pray in the name of God. Psalm 116 is a prayer of thanksgiving. Psalm 116:3-4. Psalm 116:1-19: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. The walking motif in verse 9 also enhances the journey theme throughout this series of expositions. Published by permission. Psalm 116 is without a title in the Hebrew. Psalm 116 “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.” (Psalm 116:15) One of the school exercises used in school is to be given two words and to put them together in a simple sentence. 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! THE PERSON WHO DIED - A CHILD OF GOD - John 1:12, Romans 8:15-16. The LXX translation of Ps. Language. I love the LORD, because He has heardMy voice and my supplications.Because He has inclined His ear to me,Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.a. Psalm 116 New International Version << Psalm 115 | Psalm 116 | Psalm 117 >> Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death. Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn; then I called out to God for help: “Please, God!” I cried out. 5 God is gracious—it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. Psalms 116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. 2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. S. Conway . 114 When p Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from q a people of strange language, 2 Judah became his r sanctuary, Israel his dominion. Then the psalm describes the distressing circumstance now past (verse 3), recalls a prayer for help (verse 4) along with the Lord’s … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19" Psalm 116 1 Psalm 116 1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. But only God could put the words “precious” and “death” in the same...read more 2 He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. He listens to me when I pray to him. "It is as good a time as any in the church year to examine what we are now to do this side of the resurrection." The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 (Easter 3), Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms, 2011. Hallelujah! Not as … 3 Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Up against it, I didn't know which way to turn; 4 then I called out to God for help: "Please, God! “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. 116:11 "in my alarm" This Qal infinitive construct (BDB 342, KB 339) denotes a state of mental fear, panic (cf. 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.”. The cords of death surrounded me, the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. The "rest" of Ps. Join us as we study scripture and hear the powerful truth that God answers prayer. THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS (A Funeral Message) "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Sign up for the Verse of the Day. 116 1-6 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. 116:11b). 7  I said to myself, "Relax and rest. Cup of Salvation. THE PRICE THAT WAS PAID - THE SHED BLOOD OF CHRIST - 1 Peter 1:18-19. If so, the context of this Psalm is not sickness but treachery (cf. He listened so intently. 2 He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. God has showered you with blessings. The death of a saint (born again Christian) is precious because of: 1. Psalm 116 Psalm 116:12-14 "Repaying the Lord for His Goodness" Thanksgiving Day 1999 Introduction Boys and girls, have you ever seen a crocodile at the zoo? 5 What v ails you, O sea, that you flee? Our prayer is that this message would encourage and strengthen you as we learn the importance of faith-filled prayer! NIV 1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 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. 116 1 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. NIV 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live Barnes' Notes on the Bible What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? Ps. The psalm was translated into the Greek Septuagint (about 250BC) in Hellenistic Egypt.There is a presence of Aramaisms in the psalm which has been interpreted by a few as evidence of a late date, though this is not definitive. 1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. The sorrows of death compassed me — Dangerous and deadly calamities as bitter as death: Hebrew, חבלי מות, cheblee maveth, the cords, or bands of death: see note on Psalm 18:4-5. 116 1-6 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. I love the LORD, because He has heard my voice: The 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. I found trouble and sorrow. 10  I stayed faithful, though bedeviled, and despite a ton of bad luck, 11  Despite giving up on the human race, saying, "They're all liars and cheats." 116 1  I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. 8  Soul, you've been rescued from death; Eye, you've been rescued from tears; And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling." v2 I will always pray to him, because he hears what I say. 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