Psalms 118

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

1 aOh give thanks to the  Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
2 bLet Israel say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
3 cLet the house of Aaron say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
4 dLet those who fear the  Lord say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
5 eOut of my distress I fcalled on the  Lord;
the  Lord answered me and set me gfree.
6 hThe  Lord is on my side; iI will not fear.
What can man do to me?
7 jThe  Lord is on my side as my helper;
I shall klook in triumph on those who hate me.
8 lIt is better to take refuge in the  Lord
mthan to trust in man.
9It is better to take refuge in the  Lord
nthan to trust in princes.
10 oAll 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 pThey surrounded me like bees;
they went out like qa fire among thorns;
in the name of the  Lord I cut them off!
13I was rpushed 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;
the has become my salvation.
15Glad songs of salvation
are in the tents of the righteous:
u“The right hand of the  Lord vdoes valiantly,
16the right hand of the  Lord exalts,
the right hand of the  Lord wdoes valiantly!”
17 xI shall not die, but I shall live,
and yrecount the deeds of the  Lord.
18The  Lord has zdisciplined me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
19 aaOpen 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;
abthe righteous shall enter through it.
21I thank you that acyou have answered me
adand have become my salvation.
22 aeThe 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 agBlessed is he who comes in the name of the  Lord!
We ahbless you from the house of the  Lord.
27The  Lord is God,
and he has made aihis light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
up to ajthe horns of the altar!
28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will akextol you.
29 alOh give thanks to the  Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
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