Psalm 116

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Psalm 116 is the 116th psalm of the Book of Psalms.



  • Is one of six psalms (113-118) of which Hallel is composed. On all days when Hallel is recited, this psalm is recited in its entirety, except on Rosh Chodesh and the last six days of Passover, when only verses 1-11 are recited.[1]
  • Verse 13 is part of Havdalah.[2]


Some churches follow the chapter divisions based on Septuagint, where verses 1-9 is Psalm 114 and verses 10-19 is Psalm 115.


Verse 11, "In my haste I said all men are liars", can be read as an early statement of the liar paradox.

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  1. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 636
  2. ^ The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 619