Psalm 116:16
New International Version
Truly I am your servant, LORD; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains.

New Living Translation
O LORD, I am your servant; yes, I am your servant, born into your household; you have freed me from my chains.

English Standard Version
O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds.

Berean Study Bible
Truly, O LORD, I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have released my bonds.

New American Standard Bible
O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.

King James Bible
O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

Christian Standard Bible
LORD, I am indeed your servant; I am your servant, the son of your female servant. You have loosened my bonds.

Contemporary English Version
I worship you, LORD, just as my mother did, and you have rescued me from the chains of death.

Good News Translation
I am your servant, LORD; I serve you just as my mother did. You have saved me from death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, I am indeed Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your female servant. You have loosened my bonds.

International Standard Version
LORD, I am indeed your servant. I am your servant. I am the son of your handmaid. You have released my bonds.

NET Bible
Yes, LORD! I am indeed your servant; I am your lowest slave. You saved me from death.

New Heart English Bible
LORD, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your handmaid. You have freed me from my chains.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Oh, Lord Jehovah, I am your Servant; I am your Servant, the son of your Maid Servant! You have taken off my shackles from me!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD, I am indeed your servant. I am your servant, the son of your female servant. You have freed me from my chains.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I beseech Thee, O LORD, for I am Thy servant; I am Thy servant, the son of Thy handmaid; Thou hast loosed my bands.

New American Standard 1977
O LORD, surely I am Thy servant, I am Thy servant, the son of Thy handmaid, Thou hast loosed my bonds.

Jubilee Bible 2000
This is so, O LORD, because I am thy slave; I am thy slave, the son of thine handmaid; thou hast loosed my bonds.

King James 2000 Bible
O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

American King James Version
O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, truly I am thy servant: I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid; Thou hast loosed my bonds.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Lord, I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast burst by bonds asunder.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord, for I am thy servant: I am thy servant, and the son of thy handmaid. Thou hast broken my bonds:

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, Jehovah! for I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

English Revised Version
O LORD, truly I am thy servant: I am thy servant, the son of thine handmaid; thou hast loosed my bonds.

Webster's Bible Translation
O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, the son of thy handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

World English Bible
Yahweh, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your handmaid. You have freed me from my chains.

Young's Literal Translation
Cause it to come, O Jehovah, for I am Thy servant. I am Thy servant, son of Thy handmaid, Thou hast opened my bonds.
Study Bible
The LORD Has Heard My Voice
15Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. 16Truly, O LORD, I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have released my bonds. 17I will offer to You a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.…
Cross References
Job 12:18
He loosens the bonds placed by kings and fastens a belt around their waists.

Psalm 86:16
Turn to me and have mercy; grant Your strength to Your servant; save the son of your maidservant.

Psalm 107:14
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke away their chains.

Psalm 119:125
I am Your servant; give me understanding that I may know Your testimonies.

Psalm 143:12
And in Your loving devotion, cut off my enemies. Wipe out all who afflict me, for I am Your servant.

Treasury of Scripture

O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, and the son of your handmaid: you have loosed my bonds.

truly

Psalm 86:16
O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

Psalm 119:125
I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.

Psalm 143:12
And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

the son

Psalm 86:16
O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

thou hast

Psalm 107:14-16
He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder…

2 Chronicles 33:11-13
Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon…

Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;







Lexicon
Truly,
אָֽנָּ֣ה (’ān·nāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 577: Ah, now! I (we) beseech you!

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

I [am]
אֲנִ֪י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

Your servant;
עַ֫בְדֶּ֥ךָ (‘aḇ·de·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

I
אֲ‍ֽנִי־ (’ănî-)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

am Your servant,
עַ֭בְדְּךָ (‘aḇ·də·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

the son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

of Your maidservant;
אֲמָתֶ֑ךָ (’ă·mā·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 519: A maidservant, female slave

You have released
פִּ֝תַּ֗חְתָּ (pit·taḥ·tā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6605: To open wide, to loosen, begin, plough, carve

my bonds.
לְמוֹסֵרָֽי׃ (lə·mō·w·sê·rāy)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4147: Chastisement, a halter, restraint
(16) Thy servant, and the son of Thine handmaid.--Comp. Psalm 86:16. Not only himself but his family were in the covenant, and, as very commonly in the East, the mother is selected for mention instead of the father.

Verse 16. - O Lord, truly I am thy servant; rather, even so, O Lord, for I am thy servant. Entitled, therefore, to thy care and consideration. I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid (comp. Psalm 86:16). "Thine handmaid" - the Church; or, if the writer is Hezekiah, "thy handmaid, Abiyah, the daughter of Zechariah," who "had under standing in the vision of God" (2 Chronicles 26:5; 2 Chronicles 29:1). Thou hast loosed my bonds. The "cords of death" (ver. 3) are probably intended. 116:10-19 When troubled, we do best to hold our peace, for we are apt to speak unadvisedly. Yet there may be true faith where there are workings of unbelief; but then faith will prevail; and being humbled for our distrust of God's word, we shall experience his faithfulness to it. What can the pardoned sinner, or what can those who have been delivered from trouble or distress, render to the Lord for his benefits? We cannot in any way profit him. Our best is unworthy of his acceptance; yet we ought to devote ourselves and all we have to his service. I will take the cup of salvation; I will offer the drink-offerings appointed by the law, in token of thankfulness to God, and rejoice in God's goodness to me. I will receive the cup of affliction; that cup, that bitter cup, which is sanctified to the saints, so that to them it is a cup of salvation; it is a means of spiritual health. The cup of consolation; I will receive the benefits God bestows upon me, as from his hand, and taste his love in them, as the portion not only of mine inheritance in the other world, but of my cup in this. Let others serve what masters they will, truly I am thy servant. Two ways men came to be servants. By birth. Lord, I was born in thy house; I am the son of thine handmaid, and therefore thine. It is a great mercy to be children of godly parents. By redemption. Lord, thou hast loosed my bonds, thou hast discharged me from them, therefore I am thy servant. The bonds thou hast loosed shall tie me faster unto thee. Doing good is sacrifice, with which God is well pleased; and this must accompany giving thanks to his name. Why should we offer that to the Lord which cost us nothing? The psalmist will pay his vows now; he will not delay the payment: publicly, not to make a boast, but to show he is not ashamed of God's service, and to invite others to join him. Such are true saints of God, in whose lives and deaths he will be glorified.
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