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