Bible: Ps 118

Psalm 118 1 

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 family 3  of Aaron say,

Yes, his loyal love endures!

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

Yes, his loyal love endures!

118:5 In my distress 5  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 side 9  as my helper. 10 

I look in triumph on those who hate me.

118:8 It is better to take shelter 11  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 Lord 13  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 quickly 15  as a fire among thorns. 16 

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

118:13You aggressively attacked me 17  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 severely 25  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 discarded 27 

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 Lord 32  be blessed!

We will pronounce blessings on you 33  in the Lord’s temple. 34 

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

Tie the offering 36  with ropes

to the horns of the altar! 37 

118:28 You are my 38  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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