Psalm 116:1
New International Version
I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.

New Living Translation
I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.

English Standard Version
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.

Berean Study Bible
I love the LORD, for He has heard my voice—my appeal for mercy.

New American Standard Bible
I love the LORD, because He hears My voice and my supplications.

King James Bible
I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Christian Standard Bible
I love the LORD because he has heard my appeal for mercy.

Contemporary English Version
I love you, LORD! You answered my prayers.

Good News Translation
I love the LORD, because he hears me; he listens to my prayers.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I love the LORD because He has heard my appeal for mercy.

International Standard Version
I love the LORD because he has heard my prayer for mercy;

NET Bible
I love the LORD because he heard my plea for mercy,

New Heart English Bible
I love the LORD, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have loved Lord Jehovah who will hear the voice of my prayer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I love the LORD because he hears my voice, my pleas for mercy.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I love that the LORD should hear My voice and my supplications.

New American Standard 1977
I Love the LORD, because He hears My voice and my supplications.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

King James 2000 Bible
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

American King James Version
I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

American Standard Version
I love Jehovah, because he heareth My voice and my supplications.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Alleluia. I am well pleased, because the Lord will hearken to the voice of my supplication.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have loved, because the Lord will hear the voice of my prayer.

Darby Bible Translation
I love Jehovah, for he hath heard my voice [and] my supplications;

English Revised Version
I LOVE the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Webster's Bible Translation
I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

World English Bible
I love Yahweh, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy.

Young's Literal Translation
I have loved, because Jehovah heareth My voice, my supplication,
Study Bible
The LORD Has Heard My Voice
1I love the LORD, for He has heard my voice— my appeal for mercy. 2Because He has inclined His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live.…
Cross References
Psalm 6:8
Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the LORD has heard my weeping.

Psalm 6:9
The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.

Psalm 18:1
For the choirmaster. Of David the servant of the LORD, who sang this song to the LORD on the day the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love You, O LORD, my strength.

Psalm 66:19
But God has surely heard; He has attended to the sound of my prayer.

Psalm 118:21
I will give You thanks, for You have answered me, and You have become my salvation.

Psalm 140:6
I say to the LORD, "You are my God." Hear, O LORD, my cry for help.

Isaiah 37:17
Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see. Listen to all the words that Sennacherib has sent to defy the living God.

Daniel 9:18
Incline Your ear, O my God, and hear; open Your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears Your name. For we are not presenting our petitions before You because of our righteous acts, but because of Your abundant compassion.

Treasury of Scripture

I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

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love

Psalm 18:1-5
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, I will love thee, O LORD, my strength…

Psalm 119:132
Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.

Mark 12:33
And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

because

Psalm 18:6
In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

Psalm 31:22,23
For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee…

Psalm 34:3,4
O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together…







Lexicon
I love
אָ֭הַבְתִּי (’ā·haḇ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

He has heard
יִשְׁמַ֥ע ׀ (yiš·ma‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

my voice—
ק֝וֹלִ֗י (qō·w·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

my appeal for mercy.
תַּחֲנוּנָֽי׃ (ta·ḥă·nū·nāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8469: Supplication for favor
(1) I love the Lord.--Besides this rendering, where Jehovah is supplied as an object, this poet being given to use verbs without an object (see Psalm 116:2; Psalm 116:10), there are two other possible translations.

1. I have longed that Jehovah should hear, &c--For this meaning of the verb to love see Jeremiah 5:31, Amos 4:5; and for the construction see Psalm 27:4-6. So the Syriac and Arabic versions.

2. I am well pleased that Jehovah hears (or will hear).--So LXX. and Vulg.

Verses 1, 2. - An introduction, in which the writer declares his love to God, and his resolution to call on him continually, on ac count of his having been delivered from an imminent peril. Verse 1. - I love the Lord, because he hath heard; literally, I love, because the Lord (Jehovah) hath heard. The object of this love is not expressed, but can only be Jehovah. Still, the grammatical construction is unusual, and has caused the suggestion of an emendation. For אהבתי Professor Cheyne would read האמנתי as at the beginning of ver. 10. My voice and my supplications; literally, my voice, my supplications - the latter expression being exegetical of the former. 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.
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