NIV 1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. 7  I said to myself, "Relax and rest. 7-8 I said to myself, “Relax and rest. Up against it, I didn't know which way to turn; 4 then I called out to God for help: "Please, God! 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" ? 3 Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. 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! Cup of Salvation. The Unity of The Psalm. Psalm 116:3-4. Ps. 6  God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me. 3. 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. 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. Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Ps. The death of a saint (born again Christian) is precious because of: 1. 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). 116 1 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. Verses 1-9 appear as Psalm 114 and verses 10-19 as Psalm 115. He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. Language. The LXX translation of Ps. 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." Psalm 116. v1 I love the *LORD, because he listens to me. Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn; then I called out to God … 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? Psalm 116 New International Version << Psalm 115 | Psalm 116 | Psalm 117 >> Thanksgiving for Deliverance from Death. "Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon [him] as long as I live." Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. "Sharing Gratitude," John C. Holbert, Patheos , 2011. 1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. v3 The danger of death was all round me. 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. Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn; then I called out to God for help: “Please, God!” I cried out. Up against it, I didn't know which way to turn; 4 then I called out to God for help: "Please, God!" Read more Share Copy Show footnotes A service of Faithlife / Logos Bible Software . 12  What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me? 2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. NIV 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live 2 He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. 3 Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. Published by permission. Our prayer is that this message would encourage and strengthen you as we learn the importance of faith-filled prayer! Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. “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. Not as … "Save my life!" 2. I’m ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice. 15  When they arrive at the gates of death, God welcomes those who love him. I cried out. 2 He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. Psalm 116. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. He listened so intently. 116:11 "in my alarm" This Qal infinitive construct (BDB 342, KB 339) denotes a state of mental fear, panic (cf. Hallelujah! Sign up for the Verse of the Day. 2 He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. as I laid out my case before him. 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. 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.”. 8  Soul, you've been rescued from death; Eye, you've been rescued from tears; And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling." 116 1  I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. 2  He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. 5 God is gracious—it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. - All his “recompences,” - the same word which in Psalm 116:7 is rendered “hath dealt bountifully.” The question here has reference to that. Barnes' Notes on the Bible What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? Psalm 116:13 – I will lift up the cup of salvation. Psalm 116. All Rights Reserved. 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! 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. I found trouble and sorrow. Psalm 116 1 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. 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. If so, the context of this Psalm is not sickness but treachery (cf. Psalm 116:1-19: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. THE PRICE THAT WAS PAID - THE SHED BLOOD OF CHRIST - 1 Peter 1:18-19. All rights reserved. and I’ll do it in company with his people. 116:11b). Categories: Psalms To read the story, click the "Next Page" button below the picture. MSG 2 He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. 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. Psalm 116 is a prayer of thanksgiving. 3 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. The cords of death surrounded me, the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. I love the LORD, because He has heard my voice: The 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 … God has showered you with blessings. I was sad because (I had) so much trouble. 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. Psalm 116 is without a title in the Hebrew. 5  God is gracious - it is he who makes things right, our most compassionate God. He listened so intently as I laid out my case before him. This psalm is the story of how good the LORD has been to the psalmist. He listens to me when I pray to him. 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. I. In the Greek and Latin Bibles, Psalm 116 is divided into two separate psalms. 116 1-6 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. Join us as we study scripture and hear the powerful truth that God answers prayer. 3 s The sea looked and fled; t Jordan turned back. 116 1 I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. MSG 1 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. "Save my life!" 4 Then I called on the name of the LORD: "O LORD, save me!" 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. THE DEATH OF HIS SAINTS (A Funeral Message) "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." 13  I'll lift high the cup of salvation - a toast to God! 16  Oh, God, here I am, your servant, your faithful servant: set me free for your service! In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an encouraging word from Psalm 116. The Divine Estimate Of The Saint's Death . 4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. You probably had to look twice to see him. 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. “Save my life!” Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! The text is one of the precious words of the Bible - one of the instances in which the Bible sheds bright light over the darker facts of life. I … by Richard Aasman. "I cried out. "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." S. Conway . This fact already makes Psalm 116 an appropriate psalm for Maundy Thursday. Psalm 116:15. 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. 5 What v ails you, O sea, that you flee? 3 Death stared me … Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). Tremble at the Presence of the Lord. Up against it, I didn’t know which way to turn; 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'. © 2021 Christianity.com. The walking motif in verse 9 also enhances the journey theme throughout this series of expositions. 116:10 can be seen in 2 Cor. And you, Foot, were kept from stumbling.”, I’ll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to. 31:22). Psalm 116:15. 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." THE PERSON WHO DIED - A CHILD OF GOD - John 1:12, Romans 8:15-16. Reading: Psalm 116:12-19. 5 1-6 I love God because he listened to me, listened as I begged for mercy. v4 Then I prayed to the name of the *LORD. 9  I'm striding in the presence of God, alive in the land of the living! Psalm 116:15 The ancient rabbis interpreted this verse to mean that it is hard for God to declare death upon the righteous. 3  Death stared me in the face, hell was hard on my heels. 17  I'm ready to offer the thanksgiving sacrifice and pray in the name of God. v2 I will always pray to him, because he hears what I say. 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. 4:13, but the MT is uncertain. your faithful servant: set me free for your service! 1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Psalm 116. God has showered you with blessings. I began to be afraid of *Sheol. 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. Psalm 116 1 Psalm 116 1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Was he lying perfectly still in brownish water? 18  I'll complete what I promised God I'd do, and I'll do it in company with his people, 19  In the place of worship, in God's house, in Jerusalem, God's city. The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 (Easter 3), Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms, 2011. The LORD has delivered him from all kinds of trials and tribulations: from his own spiritual struggles to near-death experiences. 2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. 3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. But only God could put the words “precious” and “death” in the same...read more 4 u The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. The "rest" of Ps. 2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. 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