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 broken 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.

New King James Version
O LORD, truly I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have loosed my bonds.

New American Standard Bible
O LORD, I surely am Your slave, I am Your slave, the son of Your female slave, You have unfastened my restraints.

NASB 1995
O LORD, surely I am Your servant, I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid, You have loosed my bonds.

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

Amplified Bible
O LORD, truly I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid; You have unfastened my chains.

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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

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:

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
Ah, now, O YHWH, for I [am] Your servant; I [am] Your servant, son of Your handmaid; You have opened 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 broken 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. Destroy 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;









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You have released
פִּ֝תַּ֗חְתָּ (pit·taḥ·tā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 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 4147: Chastisement, a halter, restraint


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