Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord,(A) for he is good;(B)
    his love endures forever.(C)

Let Israel say:(D)
    “His love endures forever.”(E)

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14 The Lord is my strength(A) and my defense[a];
    he has become my salvation.(B)

15 Shouts of joy(C) and victory
    resound in the tents of the righteous:
“The Lord’s right hand(D) has done mighty things!(E)
16     The Lord’s right hand is lifted high;
    the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!”
17 I will not die(F) but live,
    and will proclaim(G) what the Lord has done.
18 The Lord has chastened(H) me severely,
    but he has not given me over to death.(I)
19 Open for me the gates(J) of the righteous;
    I will enter(K) and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord(L)
    through which the righteous may enter.(M)
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;(N)
    you have become my salvation.(O)

22 The stone(P) the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;(Q)
23 the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvelous(R) in our eyes.
24 The Lord has done it this very day;
    let us rejoice today and be glad.(S)

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  1. Psalm 118:14 Or song

10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried(A) out to the Lord. 11 They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die?(B) What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”(C)

13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid.(D) Stand firm and you will see(E) the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see(F) again. 14 The Lord will fight(G) for you; you need only to be still.”(H)

15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me?(I) Tell the Israelites to move on. 16 Raise your staff(J) and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water(K) so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. 17 I will harden the hearts(L) of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them.(M) And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. 18 The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord(N) when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.”

19 Then the angel of God,(O) who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud(P) also moved from in front and stood behind(Q) them, 20 coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness(R) to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.

21 Then Moses stretched out his hand(S) over the sea,(T) and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind(U) and turned it into dry land.(V) The waters were divided,(W) 22 and the Israelites went through the sea(X) on dry ground,(Y) with a wall(Z) of water on their right and on their left.

23 The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen(AA) followed them into the sea. 24 During the last watch of the night the Lord looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud(AB) at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion.(AC) 25 He jammed[a] the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The Lord is fighting(AD) for them against Egypt.”(AE)

26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” 27 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place.(AF) The Egyptians were fleeing toward[b] it, and the Lord swept them into the sea.(AG) 28 The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea.(AH) Not one of them survived.(AI)

29 But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground,(AJ) with a wall(AK) of water on their right and on their left. 30 That day the Lord saved(AL) Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. 31 And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand(AM) of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared(AN) the Lord and put their trust(AO) in him and in Moses his servant.

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  1. Exodus 14:25 See Samaritan Pentateuch, Septuagint and Syriac; Masoretic Text removed
  2. Exodus 14:27 Or from

20 Then Miriam(A) the prophet,(B) Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels(C) and dancing.(D) 21 Miriam sang(E) to them:

“Sing to the Lord,
    for he is highly exalted.
Both horse and driver(F)
    he has hurled into the sea.”(G)

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Put to death,(A) therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature:(B) sexual immorality,(C) impurity, lust, evil desires and greed,(D) which is idolatry.(E) Because of these, the wrath of God(F) is coming.[a] You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.(G) But now you must also rid yourselves(H) of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,(I) and filthy language from your lips.(J) Do not lie to each other,(K) since you have taken off your old self(L) with its practices 10 and have put on the new self,(M) which is being renewed(N) in knowledge in the image of its Creator.(O) 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew,(P) circumcised or uncircumcised,(Q) barbarian, Scythian, slave or free,(R) but Christ is all,(S) and is in all.

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  1. Colossians 3:6 Some early manuscripts coming on those who are disobedient

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