Psalms 118

Psalm 1181

118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good

and his loyal love endures!2

118:2 Let Israel say,

“Yes, his loyal love endures!”

118:3 Let the family3 of Aaron say,

“Yes, his loyal love endures!”

118:4 Let the loyal followers of the Lord4 say,

“Yes, his loyal love endures!”

118:5 In my distress5 I cried out to the Lord.

The Lord answered me and put me in a wide open place.6

118:6 The Lord is on my side,7 I am not afraid!

What can people do to me?8

118:7 The Lord is on my side9 as my helper.10

I look in triumph on those who hate me.

118:8 It is better to take shelter11 in the Lord

than to trust in people.

118:9 It is better to take shelter in the Lord

than to trust in princes.

118:10 All the nations surrounded me.12

Indeed, in the name of the Lord13 I pushed them away.14

118:11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me.

Indeed, in the name of the Lord I pushed them away.

118:12 They surrounded me like bees.

But they disappeared as quickly15 as a fire among thorns.16

Indeed, in the name of the Lord I pushed them away.

118:13 “You aggressively attacked me17 and tried to knock me down,18

but the Lord helped me.

118:14 The Lord gives me strength and protects me;19

he has become my deliverer.”20

118:15 They celebrate deliverance in the tents of the godly.21

The Lord’s right hand conquers,22

118:16 the Lord’s right hand gives victory,23

the Lord’s right hand conquers.

118:17 I will not die, but live,

and I will proclaim what the Lord has done.24

118:18 The Lord severely25 punished me,

but he did not hand me over to death.

118:19 Open for me the gates of the just king’s temple!26

I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

118:20 This is the Lord’s gate –

the godly enter through it.

118:21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me,

and have become my deliverer.

118:22 The stone which the builders discarded27

has become the cornerstone.28

118:23 This is the Lord’s work.

We consider it amazing!29

118:24 This is the day the Lord has brought about.30

We will be happy and rejoice in it.

118:25 Please Lord, deliver!

Please Lord, grant us success!31

118:26 May the one who comes in the name of the Lord32 be blessed!

We will pronounce blessings on you33 in the Lord’s temple.34

118:27 The Lord is God and he has delivered us.35

Tie the offering36 with ropes

to the horns of the altar!37

118:28 You are my38 God and I will give you thanks!

You are my God and I will praise you!

118:29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good

and his loyal love endures!39

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