Good News Translation (GNB)

Someone Saved from Death Praises God

1161I love the LORD, because he hears me;

he listens to my prayers.

2He listens to me

every time I call to him.

3The danger of death was all round me;

the horrors of the grave closed in on me;

I was filled with fear and anxiety.

4Then I called to the LORD,

“I beg you, LORD, save me!”

5The LORD is merciful and good;

our God is compassionate.

6The LORD protects the helpless;

when I was in danger, he saved me.

7Be confident, my heart,

because the LORD has been good to me.

8The LORD saved me from death;

he stopped my tears

and kept me from defeat.

9And so I walk in the presence of the LORD

in the world of the living.


2 Cor 4.13
I kept on believing, even when I said,

“I am completely crushed,”

11even when I was afraid and said,

“No one can be trusted.”

12What can I offer the LORD

for all his goodness to me?

13I will bring a wine offering to the LORD,

to thank him for saving me.

14In the assembly of all his people

I will give him what I have promised.

15How painful it is to the LORD

when one of his people dies!

16I am your servant, LORD;

I serve you, just as my mother did.

You have saved me from death.

17I will give you a sacrifice of thanksgiving

and offer my prayer to you.

18-19In the assembly of all your people,

in the sanctuary of your Temple in Jerusalem,

I will give you what I have promised.

Praise the LORD!