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1Give thanks to the Lord because he is good,
because his faithful love lasts forever.
2Let Israel say it:
"God’s faithful love lasts forever!"
3Let the house of Aaron say it:
"God’s faithful love lasts forever!"
4Let those who honor the Lord say it:
"God’s faithful love lasts forever!"
5In tight circumstances, I cried out to the Lord.
The Lord answered me with wide-open spaces.
6The Lord is for me#LXX with me or mine; also in 118:7—I won’t be afraid.
What can anyone do to me?
7The Lord is for me—as my helper.
I look in victory on those who hate me.
8It’s far better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust any human.
9It’s far better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust any human leader.
10All the nations surrounded me,
but I cut them down#Heb uncertain; LXX, Vulg drove or warded off; also in 118:11-12 in the Lord’s name.
11Yes, they surrounded me on every single side,
but I cut them down in the Lord’s name.
12They surrounded me like bees,
but they were extinguished like burning thorns.
I cut them down in the Lord’s name!
13I was pushed so hard#LXX, Vulg, Syr; MT you pushed me I nearly died,
but the Lord helped me.
14The Lord was my strength and protection;
he was my saving help!
15The sounds of joyful songs and deliverance
are heard in the tents of the righteous:
"The Lord’s strong hand is victorious!
16The Lord’s strong hand is ready to strike!
The Lord’s strong hand is victorious!"
17I won’t die—no, I will live
and declare what the Lord has done.
18Yes, the Lord definitely disciplined me,
but he didn’t hand me over to death.
19Open the gates of righteousness for me
so I can come in and give thanks to the Lord!
20This is the Lord’s gate;
those who are righteous enter through it.
21I thank you because you answered me,
because you were my saving help.
22The stone rejected by the builders
is now the main foundation stone!
23This has happened because of the Lord;
it is astounding in our sight!
24This is the day the Lord acted;
we will rejoice and celebrate in it!
25Lord, please save us!
Lord, please let us succeed!
26The one who enters in the Lord’s name is blessed;
we bless all of you from the Lord’s house.
27The Lord is God!
He has shined a light on us!
So lead the festival offering with ropes
all the way to the horns of the altar.#Heb uncertain
28You are my God—I will give thanks to you!
You are my God—I will lift you up high!
29Give thanks to the Lord because he is good,
because his faithful love lasts forever.