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

20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures,(A) and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”(B) 21 So God created(C) the great creatures of the sea(D) and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it,(E) according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind.(F) And God saw that it was good.(G) 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.”(H) 23 And there was evening, and there was morning(I)—the fifth day.

24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures(J) according to their kinds:(K) the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so.(L) 25 God made the wild animals(M) according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds.(N) And God saw that it was good.(O)

26 Then God said, “Let us(P) make mankind(Q) in our image,(R) in our likeness,(S) so that they may rule(T) over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky,(U) over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

27 So God created(V) mankind(W) in his own image,(X)
    in the image of God(Y) he created them;
    male and female(Z) he created them.(AA)

28 God blessed them and said to them,(AB) “Be fruitful and increase in number;(AC) fill the earth(AD) and subdue it. Rule over(AE) the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.(AF)

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.(AG) 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life(AH) in it—I give every green plant for food.(AI)” And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made,(AJ) and it was very good.(AK) And there was evening, and there was morning(AL)—the sixth day.

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.(AM)

By the seventh day(AN) God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.(AO) Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy,(AP) because on it he rested(AQ) from all the work of creating(AR) that he had done.

Adam and Eve

This is the account(AS) of the heavens and the earth when they were created,(AT) when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.


  1. Genesis 1:26 Probable reading of the original Hebrew text (see Syriac); Masoretic Text the earth

50 I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood(A) cannot inherit the kingdom of God,(B) nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable.(C) 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery:(D) We will not all sleep,(E) but we will all be changed(F) 52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound,(G) the dead(H) will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 53 For the perishable(I) must clothe itself with the imperishable,(J) and the mortal with immortality. 54 When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: “Death has been swallowed up in victory.”[a](K)

55 “Where, O death, is your victory?
    Where, O death, is your sting?”[b](L)

56 The sting of death is sin,(M) and the power of sin is the law.(N) 57 But thanks be to God!(O) He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.(P)

58 Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,(Q) because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.(R)

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  1. 1 Corinthians 15:54 Isaiah 25:8
  2. 1 Corinthians 15:55 Hosea 13:14

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