Psalms 118

Give thanks to the  Lord, for he is good;
his love endures for ever.
Let Israel say:
‘His love endures for ever.’
Let the house of Aaron say:
‘His love endures for ever.’
Let those who fear the  Lord say:
‘His love endures for ever.’
When hard pressed, I cried to the  Lord;
he brought me into a spacious place.
The  Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
The  Lord is with me; he is my helper.
I look in triumph on my enemies.
It is better to take refuge in the  Lord
than to trust in humans.
It is better to take refuge in the  Lord
than to trust in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me,
but in the name of the  Lord I cut them down.
11 They surrounded me on every side,
but in the name of the  Lord I cut them down.
12 They swarmed around me like bees,
but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns;
in the name of the  Lord I cut them down.
13 I was pushed back and about to fall,
but the  Lord helped me.
14 The  Lord is my strength and my defence
Or song
;
he has become my salvation.
15 Shouts of joy and victory
resound in the tents of the righteous:
‘The  Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!
16 The  Lord’s right hand is lifted high;
the  Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!’
17 I will not die but live,
and will proclaim what the  Lord has done.
18 The  Lord has chastened me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of the righteous;
I will enter and give thanks to the  Lord.
20 This is the gate of the  Lord
through which the righteous may enter.
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
you have become my salvation.
22 The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
23 the  Lord has done this,
and it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 The  Lord has done it this very day;
let us rejoice today and be glad.
25  Lord, save us!
 Lord, grant us success!
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the  Lord.
From the house of the  Lord we bless you.
The Hebrew is plural.

27 The  Lord is God,
and he has made his light shine on us.
With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession
up
Or Bind the festal sacrifice with ropes / and take it
to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise you;
you are my God, and I will exalt you.
29 Give thanks to the  Lord, for he is good;
his love endures for ever.
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