Bible: Psalm 118:5-21

118:5 In my distress 1  I cried out to the Lord.

The Lord answered me and put me in a wide open place. 2 

118:6 The Lord is on my side, 3  I am not afraid!

What can people do to me? 4 

118:7 The Lord is on my side 5  as my helper. 6 

I look in triumph on those who hate me.

118:8 It is better to take shelter 7  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. 8 

Indeed, in the name of the Lord 9  I pushed them away. 10 

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 11  as a fire among thorns. 12 

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

118:13You aggressively attacked me 13  and tried to knock me down, 14 

but the Lord helped me.

118:14 The Lord gives me strength and protects me; 15 

he has become my deliverer.” 16 

118:15 They celebrate deliverance in the tents of the godly. 17 

The Lord’s right hand conquers, 18 

118:16 the Lord’s right hand gives victory, 19 

the Lord’s right hand conquers.

118:17 I will not die, but live,

and I will proclaim what the Lord has done. 20 

118:18 The Lord severely 21  punished me,

but he did not hand me over to death.

118:19 Open for me the gates of the just king’s temple! 22 

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.

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