Psalm 118
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Psalm 118

118
His Steadfast Love Endures Forever
1 # ver. 29; See Ps. 100:5 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!
2 # [Ps. 115:9, 10, 11] Let Israel say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
3 # [See ver. 2 above] Let the house of Aaron say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
4 # [See ver. 2 above] Let those who fear the Lord say,
“His steadfast love endures forever.”
5 # [Jonah 2:1] Out of my distress I #[Ps. 116:4] called on the Lord;
the Lord answered me and set me #See Ps. 18:19free.
6 # Ps. 56:9; Cited Heb. 13:6 The Lord is on my side; #See Ps. 23:4; 56:4, 11I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
7 # Ps. 54:4 The Lord is on my side as my helper;
I shall #See Ps. 54:7look in triumph on those who hate me.
8 # [Ps. 40:4; 62:8] It is better to take refuge in the Lord
# Ps. 146:3 than to trust in man.
9It is better to take refuge in the Lord
# [See ver. 8 above] than to trust in princes.
10 # [Ps. 88:17] 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 # Deut. 1:44 They surrounded me like bees;
they went out like #[Ps. 58:9]a fire among thorns;
in the name of the Lord I cut them off!
13I was #[Ps. 140:4]pushed hard,#118:13 Hebrew You (that is, the enemy) pushed me hard so that I was falling,
but the Lord helped me.
14The Lord is my strength and my song;
# See Ps. 27:1 he has become my salvation.
15Glad songs of salvation
are in the tents of the righteous:
# Ex. 15:6; Luke 1:51 “The right hand of the Lord #Ps. 60:12does valiantly,
16the right hand of the Lord exalts,
the right hand of the Lord #[See ver. 15 above]does valiantly!”
17 # [Hab. 1:12] I shall not die, but I shall live,
and #Ps. 73:28; 107:22; [Ps. 6:5]recount the deeds of the Lord.
18The Lord has #[Jer. 30:11; 2 Cor. 6:9]disciplined me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
19 # Isa. 26:2; [Ps. 24:7, 9] 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;
# Rev. 21:27; 22:14; [Isa. 35:8] the righteous shall enter through it.
21I thank you that #Ps. 116:1 you have answered me
# [See ver. 14 above] and have become my salvation.
22 # Cited Matt. 21:42; Mark 12:10, 11; Luke 20:17; [Isa. 28:16]; Acts 4:11; Eph. 2:20; 1 Pet. 2:4-7 The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.#118:22 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.
25Save us, we pray, O Lord!
O Lord, we pray, give us success!
26 # Matt. 21:9; 23:39; Mark 11:9; Luke 13:35; 19:38 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We #Ps. 129:8bless you from the house of the Lord.
27The Lord is God,
and he has made #Ps. 18:28; 97:11; [Esth. 8:16; 1 Pet. 2:9] his light to shine upon us.
Bind the festal sacrifice with cords,
up to #See Ex. 27:2the horns of the altar!
28You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God; I will #See Ps. 99:5extol you.
29 # ver. 1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!

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