Psalms 118

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

1 a  Oh give thanks to the  Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
2 b  Let Israel say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
3 c  Let the house of Aaron say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
4 d  Let those who fear the  Lord say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
5 e  Out of my distress I f  called on the  Lord;
the  Lord answered me and set me g  free.
6 h  The  Lord is on my side; i  I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
7 j  The  Lord is on my side as my helper;
I shall k  look in triumph on those who hate me.
8 l  It is better to take refuge in the  Lord
m  than to trust in man.
9It is better to take refuge in the  Lord
n  than to trust in princes.
10 o  All nations surrounded me;
in the name of the  Lord I cut them off!
11They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side;
in the name of the  Lord I cut them off!
12 p  They surrounded me like bees;
they went out like q  a fire among thorns;
in the name of the  Lord I cut them off!
13I was r  pushed hard
Hebrew You (that is, the enemy) pushed me hard
so that I was falling,
but the  Lord helped me.
14 The  Lord is my strength and my song;
t  he has become my salvation.
15Glad songs of salvation
are in the tents of the righteous:
u  “The right hand of the  Lord v  does valiantly,
16the right hand of the  Lord exalts,
the right hand of the  Lord w  does valiantly!”
17 x  I shall not die, but I shall live,
and y  recount the deeds of the  Lord.
18The  Lord has z  disciplined me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
19 aa  Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them
and give thanks to the  Lord.
20This is the gate of the  Lord;
ab  the righteous shall enter through it.
21I thank you that ac  you have answered me
ad  and have become my salvation.
22 ae  The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
Hebrew  the head of the corner

23This is the  Lord’s doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.
24This is the day that the  Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save us, we pray, O  Lord!
O  Lord, we pray, give us success!
26 ag  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the  Lord!
We ah  bless you from the house of the  Lord.
27The  Lord is God,
and he has made ai  his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
up to aj  the horns of the altar!
28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will ak  extol you.
29 al  Oh give thanks to the  Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
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