Psalm 114

When Israel came out of Egypt,(A)
    Jacob from a people of foreign tongue,
Judah(B) became God’s sanctuary,(C)
    Israel his dominion.

The sea looked and fled,(D)
    the Jordan turned back;(E)
the mountains leaped(F) like rams,
    the hills like lambs.

Why was it, sea, that you fled?(G)
    Why, Jordan, did you turn back?
Why, mountains, did you leap like rams,
    you hills, like lambs?

Tremble, earth,(H) at the presence of the Lord,
    at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turned the rock into a pool,
    the hard rock into springs of water.(I)

Psalm 115(J)

Not to us, Lord, not to us
    but to your name be the glory,(K)
    because of your love and faithfulness.(L)

Why do the nations say,
    “Where is their God?”(M)
Our God is in heaven;(N)
    he does whatever pleases him.(O)
But their idols are silver and gold,(P)
    made by human hands.(Q)
They have mouths, but cannot speak,(R)
    eyes, but cannot see.
They have ears, but cannot hear,
    noses, but cannot smell.
They have hands, but cannot feel,
    feet, but cannot walk,
    nor can they utter a sound with their throats.
Those who make them will be like them,
    and so will all who trust in them.

All you Israelites, trust(S) in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.
10 House of Aaron,(T) trust in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.
11 You who fear him,(U) trust in the Lord
    he is their help and shield.

12 The Lord remembers(V) us and will bless us:(W)
    He will bless his people Israel,
    he will bless the house of Aaron,
13 he will bless those who fear(X) the Lord
    small and great alike.

14 May the Lord cause you to flourish,(Y)
    both you and your children.
15 May you be blessed by the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven(Z) and earth.

16 The highest heavens belong to the Lord,(AA)
    but the earth he has given(AB) to mankind.
17 It is not the dead(AC) who praise the Lord,
    those who go down to the place of silence;
18 it is we who extol the Lord,(AD)
    both now and forevermore.(AE)

Praise the Lord.[a](AF)

Psalm 116

I love the Lord,(AG) for he heard my voice;
    he heard my cry(AH) for mercy.(AI)
Because he turned his ear(AJ) to me,
    I will call on him as long as I live.

The cords of death(AK) entangled me,
    the anguish of the grave came over me;
    I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
Then I called on the name(AL) of the Lord:
    Lord, save me!(AM)

The Lord is gracious and righteous;(AN)
    our God is full of compassion.(AO)
The Lord protects the unwary;
    when I was brought low,(AP) he saved me.(AQ)

Return to your rest,(AR) my soul,
    for the Lord has been good(AS) to you.

For you, Lord, have delivered me(AT) from death,
    my eyes from tears,
    my feet from stumbling,
that I may walk before the Lord(AU)
    in the land of the living.(AV)

10 I trusted(AW) in the Lord when I said,
    “I am greatly afflicted”;(AX)
11 in my alarm I said,
    “Everyone is a liar.”(AY)

12 What shall I return to the Lord
    for all his goodness(AZ) to me?

13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name(BA) of the Lord.
14 I will fulfill my vows(BB) to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight(BC) of the Lord
    is the death of his faithful servants.(BD)
16 Truly I am your servant, Lord;(BE)
    I serve you just as my mother did;(BF)
    you have freed me from my chains.(BG)

17 I will sacrifice a thank offering(BH) to you
    and call on the name of the Lord.
18 I will fulfill my vows(BI) to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people,
19 in the courts(BJ) of the house of the Lord
    in your midst, Jerusalem.(BK)

Praise the Lord.[b]

Psalm 117

Praise the Lord,(BL) all you nations;(BM)
    extol him, all you peoples.
For great is his love(BN) toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the Lord(BO) endures forever.

Praise the Lord.[c]

Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord,(BP) for he is good;(BQ)
    his love endures forever.(BR)

Let Israel say:(BS)
    “His love endures forever.”(BT)
Let the house of Aaron say:(BU)
    “His love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord(BV) say:
    “His love endures forever.”

When hard pressed,(BW) I cried to the Lord;
    he brought me into a spacious place.(BX)
The Lord is with me;(BY) I will not be afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me?(BZ)
The Lord is with me; he is my helper.(CA)
    I look in triumph on my enemies.(CB)

It is better to take refuge in the Lord(CC)
    than to trust in humans.(CD)
It is better to take refuge in the Lord
    than to trust in princes.(CE)
10 All the nations surrounded me,
    but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.(CF)
11 They surrounded me(CG) on every side,(CH)
    but in the name of the Lord I cut them down.
12 They swarmed around me like bees,(CI)
    but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns;(CJ)
    in the name of the Lord I cut them down.(CK)
13 I was pushed back and about to fall,
    but the Lord helped me.(CL)
14 The Lord is my strength(CM) and my defense[d];
    he has become my salvation.(CN)

15 Shouts of joy(CO) and victory
    resound in the tents of the righteous:
“The Lord’s right hand(CP) has done mighty things!(CQ)
16     The Lord’s right hand is lifted high;
    the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!”
17 I will not die(CR) but live,
    and will proclaim(CS) what the Lord has done.
18 The Lord has chastened(CT) me severely,
    but he has not given me over to death.(CU)
19 Open for me the gates(CV) of the righteous;
    I will enter(CW) and give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord(CX)
    through which the righteous may enter.(CY)
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;(CZ)
    you have become my salvation.(DA)

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

25 Lord, save us!(DF)
    Lord, grant us success!

26 Blessed is he who comes(DG) in the name of the Lord.
    From the house of the Lord we bless you.[e](DH)
27 The Lord is God,(DI)
    and he has made his light shine(DJ) on us.
With boughs in hand,(DK) join in the festal procession
    up[f] to the horns of the altar.(DL)

28 You are my God, and I will praise you;
    you are my God,(DM) and I will exalt(DN) you.

29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
    his love endures forever.


  1. Psalm 115:18 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
  2. Psalm 116:19 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
  3. Psalm 117:2 Hebrew Hallelu Yah
  4. Psalm 118:14 Or song
  5. Psalm 118:26 The Hebrew is plural.
  6. Psalm 118:27 Or Bind the festal sacrifice with ropes / and take it

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