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Psalm 118 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

Psalm 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[a];
    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.[b]
27 The Lord is God,
    and he has made his light shine on us.
With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession
    up[c] 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.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 118:14 Or song
  2. Psalm 118:26 The Hebrew is plural.
  3. Psalm 118:27 Or Bind the festal sacrifice with ropes / and take it
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

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Psalm 118 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Saving Goodness.

118 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Oh let Israel say,
“His lovingkindness is everlasting.”
Oh let the house of Aaron say,
“His lovingkindness is everlasting.”
Oh let those who [a]fear the Lord say,
“His lovingkindness is everlasting.”

From my distress I called upon [b]the Lord;
[c]The Lord answered me and set me in a large place.
The Lord is for me; I will not fear;
What can man do to me?
The Lord is for me among those who help me;
Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in princes.

10 All nations surrounded me;
In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off.
11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me;
In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off.
12 They surrounded me like bees;
They were extinguished as a fire of thorns;
In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off.
13 You pushed me violently so that I [d]was falling,
But the Lord helped me.
14 [e]The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.

15 The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
17 I will not die, but live,
And tell of the works of [f]the Lord.
18 [g]The Lord has disciplined me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness;
I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to [h]the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord;
The righteous will enter through it.
21 I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me,
And You have become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief corner stone.
23 This is [i]the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the Lord has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 O Lord, do save, we beseech You;
O Lord, we beseech You, do send prosperity!
26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;
We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God, and He has given us light;
Bind the festival sacrifice with cords [j]to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I give thanks to You;
You are my God, I extol You.
29 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 118:4 Or revere
  2. Psalm 118:5 Heb Yah
  3. Psalm 118:5 Heb Yah
  4. Psalm 118:13 Or fell
  5. Psalm 118:14 Heb Yah
  6. Psalm 118:17 Heb Yah
  7. Psalm 118:18 Heb Yah
  8. Psalm 118:19 Heb Yah
  9. Psalm 118:23 Lit from the Lord
  10. Psalm 118:27 Lit unto
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Psalm 118 New Century Version (NCV)

Thanksgiving for Victory

118 Thank the Lord because he is good.
    His love continues forever.
Let the people of Israel say,
    “His love continues forever.”
Let the family of Aaron say,
    “His love continues forever.”
Let those who respect the Lord say,
    “His love continues forever.”

I was in trouble, so I called to the Lord.
    The Lord answered me and set me free.
I will not be afraid, because the Lord is with me.
    People can’t do anything to me.
The Lord is with me to help me,
    so I will see my enemies defeated.
It is better to trust the Lord
    than to trust people.
It is better to trust the Lord
    than to trust princes.

10 All the nations surrounded me,
    but I defeated them in the name of the Lord.
11 They surrounded me on every side,
    but with the Lord’s power I defeated them.
12 They surrounded me like a swarm of bees,
    but they died as quickly as thorns burn.
    By the Lord’s power, I defeated them.
13 They chased me until I was almost defeated,
    but the Lord helped me.
14 The Lord gives me strength and a song.
    He has saved me.

15 Shouts of joy and victory
    come from the tents of those who do right:
    “The Lord has done powerful things.”
16 The power of the Lord has won the victory;
    with his power the Lord has done mighty things.

17 I will not die, but live,
    and I will tell what the Lord has done.
18 The Lord has taught me a hard lesson,
    but he did not let me die.

19 Open for me the Temple gates.
    Then I will come in and thank the Lord.
20 This is the Lord’s gate;
    only those who are good may enter through it.
21 Lord, I thank you for answering me.
    You have saved me.

22 The stone that the builders rejected
    became the cornerstone.
23 The Lord did this,
    and it is wonderful to us.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made.
    Let us rejoice and be glad today!

25 Please, Lord, save us;
    please, Lord, give us success.
26 God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
    We bless all of you from the Temple of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God,
    and he has shown kindness to us.
With branches in your hands, join the feast.
    Come to the corners of the altar.

28 You are my God, and I will thank you;
    you are my God, and I will praise your greatness.

29 Thank the Lord because he is good.
    His love continues forever.

New Century Version (NCV)

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Psalm 118 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good.
    His faithful love continues forever.

Let the people of Israel say,
    “His faithful love continues forever.”
Let the priests of Aaron say,
    “His faithful love continues forever.”
Let those who have respect for the Lord say,
    “His faithful love continues forever.”

When I was in great trouble, I cried out to the Lord.
    He answered me and set me free from my trouble.
The Lord is with me. I will not be afraid.
    What can mere human beings do to me?
The Lord is with me. He helps me.
    I win the battle over my enemies.

It is better to go to the Lord for safety
    than to trust in mere human beings.
It is better to go to the Lord for safety
    than to trust in human leaders.

10 The nations were all around me.
    But by the Lord’s power I destroyed them.
11 They were around me on every side.
    But by the Lord’s power I destroyed them.
12 They attacked me like swarms of bees.
    But they were burned up as quickly as thorns in a fire.
    By the Lord’s power I destroyed them.

13 I was pushed back and about to be killed.
    But the Lord helped me.
14 The Lord gives me strength and makes me secure.
    He has saved me.

15 Shouts of joy ring out in the tents of godly people.
    They praise him for his help in battle.
They shout, “The Lord’s powerful right hand has done mighty things!
16     The Lord’s powerful right hand has won the battle!
    The Lord’s powerful right hand has done mighty things!”

17 I will not die but live.
    I will talk about what the Lord has done.
18 The Lord has really punished me.
    But he didn’t let me die.

19 Open for me the gates where the godly can go in.
    I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord.
    Only those who do what is right can go through it.
21 Lord, I will give thanks to you, because you answered me.
    You have saved me.

22 The stone the builders didn’t accept
    has become the most important stone of all.
23 The Lord has done it.
    It is wonderful in our eyes.
24 The Lord has done it on this day.
    Let us be joyful today and be glad.

25 Lord, save us.
    Lord, give us success.
26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
    From the temple of the Lord we bless you.
27 The Lord is God.
    He has been good to us.
Take branches in your hands. Join in the march on the day of the feast.
    March up to the corners of the altar.

28 You are my God, and I will praise you.
    You are my God, and I will honor you.

29 Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good.
    His faithful love continues forever.

New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

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Psalm 118 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

118 O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever!

Let Israel now say that His mercy endureth for ever.

Let the house of Aaron now say that His mercy endureth for ever.

Let them that fear the Lord now say that His mercy endureth for ever.

I called upon the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me, and set me in an ample place.

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do unto me?

The Lord taketh my part among them that help me; therefore shall I see what I desire upon them that hate me.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

10 All the nations compassed me about, but in the name of the Lord will I destroy them.

11 They compassed me about, yea, they compassed me about; but in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

12 They compassed me about like bees, they are quenched as the fire of thorns; for in the name of the Lord I will destroy them.

13 Thou hast thrust sorely at me that I might fall, but the Lord helped me.

14 The Lord is my strength and song, and has become my salvation.

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous; the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly.

17 I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord.

18 The Lord hath chastened me sorely, but He hath not given me over unto death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord

20 this gate of the Lord, into which the righteous shall enter.

21 I will praise Thee, for Thou hast heard me and art become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders refused has become the head stone of the corner.

23 This is the Lord’S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Save now, I beseech Thee, O Lord; O Lord, I beseech Thee, send now prosperity.

26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord! We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.

27 God is the Lord, who hath shown us light; bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

28 Thou art my God, and I will praise Thee; Thou art my God, I will exalt Thee.

29 O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever!

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