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Tehillim 118 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

118 O give thanks unto Hashem; for He is tov; Ki l’olam chasdo (for His mercy endureth forever).

Let Yisroel now say, Ki l’olam chasdo.

Let the Bais Aharon now say, Ki l’olam chasdo.

Let them now that fear Hashem say, Ki l’olam chasdo,

I called upon Hashem in distress; Hashem answered me, and set me in a broad place.

Hashem is on my side; I will not fear; what can adam do unto me?

Hashem taketh my part through them that help me; therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

It is better to trust in Hashem than to put confidence in adam.

It is better to trust in Hashem than to put confidence in nedivim (nobles).

10 All Goyim surrounded me; but in the Shem Hashem will I cut them off.

11 They surrounded me; yes, they compassed me about; but in the Shem Hashem I will cut them off.

12 They compassed me about like devorim (bees); they are extinguished like the eish of kotzim (thorns); for in the Shem Hashem I will cut them off.

13 Thou hast hard pushed at me that I fell; but Hashem helped me.

14 Hashem is my oz (strength) and zimrah (song), and He is become my Yeshuah (salvation).

15 The voice of rejoicing and Yeshuah (salvation) is in the ohalim of the tzaddikim; the Yamin Hashem doeth valiantly.

16 The Yamin Hashem is exalted; the Yamin Hashem doeth valiantly.

17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the ma’asim (works) of Hashem.

18 Hashem hath hard chastened me severely; but He hath not given me over unto mavet (death).

19 Open to me the sha’arei tzedek; I will go through them, and I will praise Hashem;

20 This is the sha’ar of Hashem, into which the tzaddikim shall enter.

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

22 The Even (Stone) which the Bonim (Builders) rejected [mem-alef-samech, see same word Psalm 89:38 (39)] has become the Rosh Pinnah (Cornerstone).

23 This is Hashem’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

24 This is the yom which Hashem hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Save now, we beseech Thee, Hashem; Hashem, we beseech thee, send now prosperity.

26 Baruch habah b’Shem Hashem; we have blessed you from the Beis Hashem.

27 Hashem is G-d, Who hath showed us light; bind the chag (festival offering) with cords, even until [you come to] the karnot of the Mizbe’ach.

28 Thou art my G-d, and I will praise Thee; Thou art Elohai, I will exalt Thee.

29 O give thanks unto Hashem; for He is tov; ki l’olam chasdo (for His mercy endureth forever). [T.N. A ma’amin b’Moshiach will carry Scripture with him at all times, as the following Psalm teaches.]

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)

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Psalm 118 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 118

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

Let Israel say:
    “His love endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say:
    “His love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say:
    “His love endures forever.”

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 defense[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 marvelous 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 forever.

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
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