Psalm 118
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1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.1Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
2Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.2Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
3Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.3Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
4Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.4Let those who fear the LORD say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
5I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.5Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.
6The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?6The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
7The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.7The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
8It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.8It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.9It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.10All nations surrounded me; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
11They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.11They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
12They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.12They surrounded me like bees; they went out like a fire among thorns; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
13Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.13I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me.
14The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.14The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.15Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the LORD does valiantly,
16The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.16the right hand of the LORD exalts, the right hand of the LORD does valiantly!”
17I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.17I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.
18The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.18The LORD has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:19Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
20This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.20This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
21I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.21I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
22The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.22The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
23This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.23This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
24This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.24This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.25Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!
26Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.26Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD.
27God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.27The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar!
28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.28You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you.
29O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.29Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
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