Psalm 116:8
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New International Version
For you, LORD, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling,

New Living Translation
He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

English Standard Version
For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;

New American Standard Bible
For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling.

King James Bible
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For You, LORD, rescued me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

International Standard Version
Indeed, you delivered my soul from death, my eyes from crying, and my feet from stumbling.

NET Bible
Yes, LORD, you rescued my life from death, and kept my feet from stumbling.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you have saved my soul from death and my feet from dislocations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You saved me from death. You saved my eyes from tears [and] my feet from stumbling.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

King James 2000 Bible
For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

American King James Version
For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

American Standard Version
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, Mine eyes from tears, And my feet from falling.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he hath delivered my soul from death: my eyes from tears, my feet from falling.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, my feet from falling.

English Revised Version
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou hast delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

World English Bible
For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

Young's Literal Translation
For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, my feet from overthrowing.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

116:1-9 We have many reasons for loving the Lord, but are most affected by his loving-kindness when relieved out of deep distress. When a poor sinner is awakened to a sense of his state, and fears that he must soon sink under the just wrath of God, then he finds trouble and sorrow. But let all such call upon the Lord to deliver their souls, and they will find him gracious and true to his promise. Neither ignorance nor guilt will hinder their salvation, when they put their trust in the Lord. Let us all speak of God as we have found him; and have we ever found him otherwise than just and good? It is of his mercies that we are not consumed. Let those who labour and are heavy laden come to him, that they may find rest to their souls; and if at all drawn from their rest, let them haste to return, remembering how bountifully the Lord has dealt with them. We should deem ourselves bound to walk as in his presence. It is a great mercy to be kept from being swallowed up with over-much sorrow. It is a great mercy for God to hold us by the right hand, so that we are not overcome and overthrown by a temptation. But when we enter the heavenly rest, deliverance from sin and sorrow will be complete; we shall behold the glory of the Lord, and walk in his presence with delight we cannot now conceive.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - For thou hast delivered my soul from death. This verse is exegetical of the last clause of ver. 4. The expressions are taken from Psalm 56:13, and suit a personal better than a national deliverance. Mine eyes from tears. Hezekiah, when told that his death was approaching, had "wept sore" (Isaiah 38:3). And my feet from falling; literally, and my foot from slipping When man is greatly tried, there is always danger lest his foot should slip. Whether the trial befall an individual or a nation, there is the same temptation to rebel and murmur.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For thou hast delivered my soul from death,.... From a corporeal death, when his life was in danger, surrounded by Saul's army, in the hand of the Philistines at Gath, and when his son rebelled against him; and from a spiritual death in regeneration, which is a passing from death to life; and from an eternal death, the just wages of sin: and not only so, but even

mine eyes from tears; they were sometimes full of, and shed in great plenty; he watered his couch with them; and especially when absent from the worship of the Lord, and without his presence, which his enemies sometimes reproached him with; and particularly when he fled before his rebellious son, and at the death of him; but God dried up all his tears; see Psalm 6:6. Many are the occasions of the saints weeping as they pass through the valley of "Baca", but God will wipe away all tears from their eyes.

And my feet from falling through a "push" (l), by an enemy, so as to fall; the people of God are liable to falling, both into sin and into calamity; it is the Lord only that keeps them; and which they may expect from their interest in his love, covenant, and promises, and from their being in the hands of Christ; see Psalm 56:13.

(l) "ab impulsu", Montanus; "ab impulsione", Cocceius, Gejerus, Michaelis.



Psalm 116:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
He Listens to My Voice
7Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. 8For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling. 9I shall walk before the LORD In the land of the living.…
Cross References
Psalm 49:15
But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.

Psalm 56:13
For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.

Psalm 86:13
For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.

Psalm 118:17
I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
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