Bible: Psalms 113-118

Psalm 113 1 

113:1 Praise the Lord!

Praise, you servants of the Lord,

praise the name of the Lord!

113:2 May the Lord’s name be praised

now and forevermore!

113:3 From east to west 2 

the Lord’s name is deserving of praise.

113:4 The Lord is exalted over all the nations;

his splendor reaches beyond the sky. 3 

113:5 Who can compare to the Lord our God,

who sits on a high throne? 4 

113:6 He bends down to look 5 

at the sky and the earth.

113:7 He raises the poor from the dirt,

and lifts up the needy from the garbage pile, 6 

113:8 that he might seat him with princes,

with the princes of his people.

113:9 He makes the barren woman of the family 7 

a happy mother of children. 8 

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 114 9 

114:1 When Israel left Egypt,

when the family of Jacob left a foreign nation behind, 10 

114:2 Judah became his sanctuary,

Israel his kingdom.

114:3 The sea looked and fled; 11 

the Jordan River 12  turned back. 13 

114:4 The mountains skipped like rams,

the hills like lambs. 14 

114:5 Why do you flee, O sea?

Why do you turn back, O Jordan River?

114:6 Why do you skip like rams, O mountains,

like lambs, O hills?

114:7 Tremble, O earth, before the Lord

before the God of Jacob,

114:8 who turned a rock into a pool of water,

a hard rock into springs of water! 15 

Psalm 115 16 

115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us!

But to your name bring honor, 17 

for the sake of your loyal love and faithfulness. 18 

115:2 Why should the nations say,

Where is their God?

115:3 Our God is in heaven!

He does whatever he pleases! 19 

115:4 Their 20  idols are made of silver and gold

they are man-made. 21 

115:5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,

eyes, but cannot see,

115:6 ears, but cannot hear,

noses, but cannot smell,

115:7 hands, but cannot touch,

feet, but cannot walk.

They cannot even clear their throats. 22 

115:8 Those who make them will end up 23  like them,

as will everyone who trusts in them.

115:9 O Israel, trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 24  and protector. 25 

115:10 O family 26  of Aaron, trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 27  and protector. 28 

115:11 You loyal followers of the Lord, 29  trust in the Lord!

He is their deliverer 30  and protector. 31 

115:12 The Lord takes notice of us, 32  he will bless 33 

he will bless the family 34  of Israel,

he will bless the family of Aaron.

115:13 He will bless his loyal followers, 35 

both young and old. 36 

115:14 May he increase your numbers,

yours and your children’s! 37 

115:15 May you be blessed by the Lord,

the creator 38  of heaven and earth!

115:16 The heavens belong to the Lord, 39 

but the earth he has given to mankind. 40 

115:17 The dead do not praise the Lord,

nor do any of those who descend into the silence of death. 41 

115:18 But we will praise the Lord

now and forevermore.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 116 42 

116:1 I love the Lord

because he heard my plea for mercy, 43 

116:2 and listened to me. 44 

As long as I live, I will call to him when I need help. 45 

116:3 The ropes of death tightened around me, 46 

the snares 47  of Sheol confronted me.

I was confronted 48  with trouble and sorrow.

116:4 I called on the name of the Lord,

“Please Lord, rescue my life!

116:5 The Lord is merciful and fair;

our God is compassionate.

116:6 The Lord protects 49  the untrained; 50 

I was in serious trouble 51  and he delivered me.

116:7 Rest once more, my soul, 52 

for the Lord has vindicated you. 53 

116:8 Yes, 54  Lord, 55  you rescued my life from death,

and kept my feet from stumbling.

116:9 I will serve 56  the Lord

in the land 57  of the living.

116:10 I had faith when I said,

I am severely oppressed.”

116:11 I rashly declared, 58 

“All men are liars.”

116:12 How can I repay the Lord

for all his acts of kindness to me?

116:13 I will celebrate my deliverance, 59 

and call on the name of the Lord.

116:14 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord

before all his people.

116:15 The Lord values

the lives of his faithful followers. 60 

116:16 Yes, Lord! I am indeed your servant;

I am your lowest slave. 61 

You saved me from death. 62 

116:17 I will present a thank offering to you,

and call on the name of the Lord.

116:18 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord

before all his people,

116:19 in the courts of the Lord’s temple,

in your midst, O Jerusalem.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 117 63 

117:1 Praise the Lord, all you nations!

Applaud him, all you foreigners! 64 

117:2 For his loyal love towers 65  over us,

and the Lord’s faithfulness endures.

Praise the Lord!

Psalm 118 66 

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

and his loyal love endures! 67 

118:2 Let Israel say,

Yes, his loyal love endures!

118:3 Let the family 68  of Aaron say,

Yes, his loyal love endures!

118:4 Let the loyal followers of the Lord 69  say,

Yes, his loyal love endures!

118:5 In my distress 70  I cried out to the Lord.

The Lord answered me and put me in a wide open place. 71 

118:6 The Lord is on my side, 72  I am not afraid!

What can people do to me? 73 

118:7 The Lord is on my side 74  as my helper. 75 

I look in triumph on those who hate me.

118:8 It is better to take shelter 76  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. 77 

Indeed, in the name of the Lord 78  I pushed them away. 79 

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 80  as a fire among thorns. 81 

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

118:13You aggressively attacked me 82  and tried to knock me down, 83 

but the Lord helped me.

118:14 The Lord gives me strength and protects me; 84 

he has become my deliverer.” 85 

118:15 They celebrate deliverance in the tents of the godly. 86 

The Lord’s right hand conquers, 87 

118:16 the Lord’s right hand gives victory, 88 

the Lord’s right hand conquers.

118:17 I will not die, but live,

and I will proclaim what the Lord has done. 89 

118:18 The Lord severely 90  punished me,

but he did not hand me over to death.

118:19 Open for me the gates of the just king’s temple! 91 

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 92 

has become the cornerstone. 93 

118:23 This is the Lord’s work.

We consider it amazing! 94 

118:24 This is the day the Lord has brought about. 95 

We will be happy and rejoice in it.

118:25 Please Lord, deliver!

Please Lord, grant us success! 96 

118:26 May the one who comes in the name of the Lord 97  be blessed!

We will pronounce blessings on you 98  in the Lord’s temple. 99 

118:27 The Lord is God and he has delivered us. 100 

Tie the offering 101  with ropes

to the horns of the altar! 102 

118:28 You are my 103  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! 104 

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