Psalms 118

1Give thanks to  Jehovah, for he is good,
for his loving kindness endures forever.
2Let Israel now say
that his loving kindness endures forever.
3Let the house of Aaron now say
that his loving kindness endures forever.
4Now let those who fear  Jehovah say
that his loving kindness endures forever.
5Out of my distress, I called on Yah.
Yah answered me with freedom.
6 Jehovah is on my side. I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
Hebrews 13:6

7 Jehovah is on my side among those who help me.
Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me.
8It is better to take refuge in  Jehovah,
than to put confidence in man.
9It is better to take refuge in  Jehovah,
than to put confidence in princes.
10All the nations surrounded me,
but in the name of  Jehovah, I cut them off.
11They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me.
In the name of  Jehovah I indeed cut them off.
12They surrounded me like bees.
They are quenched like the burning thorns.
In the name of  Jehovah I cut them off.
13You pushed me back hard, to make me fall,
but  Jehovah helped me.
14Yah is my strength and song.
He has become my salvation.
15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous.
"The right hand of  Jehovah does valiantly.
16The right hand of  Jehovah is exalted!
The right hand of  Jehovah does valiantly!"
17I will not die, but live,
and declare the works of Yah.
18Yah has punished me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
19Open to me the gates of righteousness.
I will enter into them.
I will give thanks to Yah.
20This is the gate of  Jehovah;
the righteous will enter into it.
21I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me,
and have become my salvation.
22The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; 1Peter 2:7. Possible Hebrew word-play between "the stone" (h'bn) and "the son" (hbn)

23This is  Jehovah's doing.
It is marvelous in our eyes.
24This is the day that  Jehovah has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it!
25Save us now, we beg you,  Jehovah!
 Jehovah, we beg you, send prosperity now.
26Blessed is he who comes in the name of  Jehovah!
Matthew 21:9; Mark 11:9; Luke 13:35; 19:38; John 12:13

We have blessed you out of the house of  Jehovah.
27 Jehovah is God, and he has given us light.
Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.
28You are my God, and I will give thanks to you.
You are my God, I will exalt you.
29Oh give thanks to  Jehovah, for he is good,
for his loving kindness endures forever.
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