Psalm 116:12
New International Version
What shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me?

New Living Translation
What can I offer the LORD for all he has done for me?

English Standard Version
What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me?

Berean Study Bible
How can I repay the LORD for all His goodness to me?

King James Bible
What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

New King James Version
What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?

New American Standard Bible
What shall I repay to the LORD For all His benefits to me?

NASB 1995
What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?

NASB 1977
What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?

Amplified Bible
What will I give to the LORD [in return] For all His benefits toward me? [How can I repay Him for His precious blessings?]

Christian Standard Bible
How can I repay the LORD for all the good he has done for me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How can I repay the LORD for all the good He has done for me?

American Standard Version
What shall I render unto Jehovah For all his benefits toward me?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
What shall I pay LORD JEHOVAH for all his rewards unto me?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
What shall I render to the Lord for all the things wherein he has rewarded me?

Contemporary English Version
What must I give you, LORD, for being so good to me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What shall I render to the Lord, for all the things he hath rendered unto me?

English Revised Version
What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

Good News Translation
What can I offer the LORD for all his goodness to me?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How can I repay the LORD for all the good that he has done for me?

International Standard Version
What will I return to the LORD for all his benefits to me?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How can I repay unto the LORD All His bountiful dealings toward me?

Literal Standard Version
What do I return to YHWH? All His benefits [are] on me.

NET Bible
How can I repay the LORD for all his acts of kindness to me?

New Heart English Bible
What will I give to the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

World English Bible
What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me?

Young's Literal Translation
What do I return to Jehovah? All His benefits are upon me.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD Has Heard My Voice
11In my alarm I said, “All men are liars!” 12How can I repay the LORD for all His goodness to me? 13I will lift the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.…

Cross References
1 Thessalonians 3:9
How can we adequately thank God for you in return for our great joy over you in His presence?

Deuteronomy 32:6
Is this how you repay the LORD, O foolish and senseless people? Is He not your Father and Creator? Has He not made you and established you?

2 Chronicles 32:25
But because his heart was proud, Hezekiah did not repay the favor shown to him. Therefore wrath came upon him and upon Judah and Jerusalem.

Psalm 103:2
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and do not forget all His kind deeds--


Treasury of Scripture

What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits toward me?

Psalm 51:12-14
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit…

Psalm 103:2
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Isaiah 6:5-8
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts…









Verses 12-19. - The psalm closes with a thanksgiving for the deliverance vouchsafed. What return can the psalmist make? First, he will accept the blessing joyfully; next, he will ever continue to call upon God (ver. 13; comp. vers. 4, 17); thirdly, he will pay his vows openly in the temple, in the presence of the whole congregation (vers. 14, 18); fourthly, he will offer continually the sacrifice of thanksgiving (ver. 17) for the benefits vouchsafed him. The enumeration of his pious intentions is itself a song of praise to the Almighty. Verse 12. - What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? Natural piety suggests a return for favors received. What shall this be? the psalmist asks, and then proceeds to give the answer.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
How
מָֽה־ (māh-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

can I repay
אָשִׁ֥יב (’ā·šîḇ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

the LORD
לַיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

for all
כָּֽל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

His goodness
תַּגְמוּל֥וֹהִי (taḡ·mū·lō·w·hî)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8408: A bestowment

to me?
עָלָֽי׃ (‘ā·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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