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).
2 Let Yisroel now say, Ki l’olam chasdo.
3 Let the Bais Aharon now say, Ki l’olam chasdo.
4 Let them now that fear Hashem say, Ki l’olam chasdo,
5 I called upon Hashem in distress; Hashem answered me, and set me in a broad place.
6 Hashem is on my side; I will not fear; what can adam do unto me?
7 Hashem taketh my part through them that help me; therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to trust in Hashem than to put confidence in adam.
9 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.]
Psalm 118 New International Version (NIV)
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
2 Let Israel say:
5 When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord
15 Shouts of joy and victory
22 The stone the builders rejected
25 Lord, save us!
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
28 You are my God, and I will praise you;
29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;