14 I will pay my vows to Hashem in the presence of all His people.
n’-da-RAI la-do-NAI a-sha-LAYM neg-dah NA l’-khol a-MO
יד נְדָרַי לַיהֹוָה אֲשַׁלֵּם נֶגְדָה־נָּא לְכָל־עַמּוֹ׃
116:14 I will pay my vows to Hashem
God does not like liars. Time and again the Bible reminds us to heed our words, stay away from falsehood and to refrain from deception. Here, the psalmist is disgusted with liars, whom he finds everywhere (verse 11). In contrast, he intends to abide by his words and fulfill his obligations. He therefore comes to the courtyard of the Beit Hamikdash in Yerushalayim to fulfill his promises and oaths (verse 19). Only in this way can he truly bring praise to God and acknowledge all the good that He has done for him (verse 12).