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Psalm 118 World English Bible (WEB)

118 Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good,
    for his loving kindness endures forever.
Let Israel now say
    that his loving kindness endures forever.
Let the house of Aaron now say
    that his loving kindness endures forever.
Now let those who fear Yahweh say
    that his loving kindness endures forever.
Out of my distress, I called on Yah.
    Yah answered me with freedom.
Yahweh is on my side. I will not be afraid.
    What can man do to me?
Yahweh is on my side among those who help me.
    Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me.
It is better to take refuge in Yahweh,
    than to put confidence in man.
It is better to take refuge in Yahweh,
    than to put confidence in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me,
    but in Yahweh’s name, I cut them off.
11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me.
    In Yahweh’s name I indeed cut them off.
12 They surrounded me like bees.
    They are quenched like the burning thorns.
    In Yahweh’s name I cut them off.
13 You pushed me back hard, to make me fall,
    but Yahweh helped me.
14 Yah is my strength and song.
    He has become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous.
    “The right hand of Yahweh does valiantly.
16 The right hand of Yahweh is exalted!
    The right hand of Yahweh does valiantly!”
17 I will not die, but live,
    and declare Yah’s works.
18 Yah has punished me severely,
    but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness.
    I will enter into them.
    I will give thanks to Yah.
20 This is the gate of Yahweh;
    the righteous will enter into it.
21 I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me,
    and have become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner.
23 This is Yahweh’s doing.
    It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that Yahweh has made.
    We will rejoice and be glad in it!
25 Save us now, we beg you, Yahweh!
    Yahweh, we beg you, send prosperity now.
26 Blessed is he who comes in Yahweh’s name!
    We have blessed you out of Yahweh’s house.
27 Yahweh is God, and he has given us light.
    Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you.
    You are my God, I will exalt you.
29 Oh give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good,
    for his loving kindness endures forever.

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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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