Psalm 118
International Standard Version

Thanksgiving to God

1Give thanks to the LORD,

for he is good;

his gracious love is eternal.

2Let Israel now say,

“His gracious love is eternal.”

3Let the house of Aaron now say,

“His gracious love is eternal.”

4Let those who fear the LORD now say,

“His gracious love is eternal.”

5I called on the LORD in my distress;

the LORD answered me openly.a

6The LORD is with me.

I will not be afraid.

What can people do to me?

7With the LORD beside me as my helper,

I will triumph over those who hate me.

8It is better to take shelterb in the LORD

than to trust in people.

9It is better to take shelterc in the LORD

than to trust in princes.

10All the nations surrounded me;

but in the name of the LORD I will defeat them.

11They surrounded me, they are around me;

but in the name of the LORD I will defeat them.

12They surrounded me like bees;

but they will be extinguished liked burning thorns.

In the name of the LORD I will defeat them.

13Indeed, youe oppressed me so much that I nearly fell,

but the LORD helped me.

14The LORD is my strength and protector,f

for he has become my deliverer.g

15There’s exultationh for deliverance in the tents of the righteous:

“The right hand of the LORD is victorious!i

16The right hand of the LORD is exalted!

The right hand of the LORD is victorious!”j

17I will not die, but I will live

to recount the deeds of the LORD.

18The LORD will discipline me severely,

but he won’t hand me over to die.

19Open for me the righteous gates

so I may enter through them to give thanks to the LORD.

20This is the LORD’s gate—

The righteous will enter through it.

21I will praise you because you have answered me

and have become my deliverer.

22The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone.

23This is from the LORD—

it is awesome in our sight.

24This is the day that the LORD has made;

let’s rejoice and be glad in it.

25Please LORD, deliver us!

Please LORD, hurryk and bring success now!

26Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD!

Let us bless you from the LORD’s house.

27The LORD is God—he will be our light!

Bind the festival sacrifice with ropes

to the horn at the altar.

28You are my God, and I will praise you;

my God, and I will exalt you.

29Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good

and his gracious love is eternal.


Footnotes:
a 118:5 Lit. in a wide open place
b 118:8 Or refuge; LXX DSS 4QPs 11QPs read to trust
c 118:9 Or refuge
d 118:12 So MT DSS 4QPs; LXX reads bees; they blazed like a fire among
e 118:13 i.e. the enemy
f 118:14 Or might
g 118:14 Or salvation
h 118:15 Lit. sound of
i 118:15 Lit. LORD acted valiantly
j 118:16 MT reads LORD acted valiantly; LXX DSS 11QPs read LORD acted powerfully
k 118:25 Or rush



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