The psalmist gives thanks to God for answering his prayer in a time of need.
The psalmist gives thanks: “I raise the cup of deliverance and invoke the name of the Lord.” (vv. 12-13)
III. Select Verses
1-4: I love the LORD for He hears my voice, my pleas; for He turns His ear to me whenever I call. The bonds of death encompassed me; the torments of Sheol overtook me. I came upon trouble and sorrow and I invoked the name of the LORD, “O LORD, save my life!”
7: Be at rest, once again, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.
8: You have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
12-13: How can I repay the LORD for all His bounties to me? I raise the cup of deliverance and invoke the name of the LORD.
16-19: O LORD, I am Your servant, Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have undone the cords that bound me. I will sacrifice a thank offering to You and invoke the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all His people, in the courts of the house of the LORD, in the midst of Jerusalem. Hallelujah.
3-4. Account of complaint and petition
5-6a. Hymnic praise
6b. Account of salvation
7. Personal motivation
9-11. Trust and rationale
12-19a. Vow and Thanksgiving
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VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
Gerstenberger, Erhard. Psalms Part 2 and Lamentations (Forms of Old Testament Literature; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001).
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