Psalm 118 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Thanksgiving for Victory

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever. 2 Let Israel say, "His faithful love endures forever." 3 Let the house of Aaron say, "His faithful love endures forever." 4 Let those who fear the Lord say, "His faithful love endures forever." 5 I called to the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me [and put me] in a spacious place.a 6 The Lord is for me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?b 7 With the Lord for me as my helper, I will look in triumph on those who hate me. 8 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. 9 It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in nobles. 10 All the nations surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I destroyed them. 11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I destroyed them. 12 They surrounded me like bees;c they were extinguished like a fire among thorns; in the name of the Lord I destroyed them. 13 Youd pushed mee hard to make me fall, but the Lord helped me. 14 The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.f 15 There are shouts of joy and victory in the tents of the righteous: "The Lord's right hand strikes with power! 16 The Lord's right hand is raised! The Lord's right hand strikes with power!" 17 I will not die, but I will live and proclaim what the Lord has done. 18 The Lord disciplined me severely but did not give me over to death. 19 Open the gates of righteousness for me; I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. 20 This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous will enter through it. 21 I will give thanks to You because You have answered me and have become my salvation. 22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.g 23 This came from the Lord; it is wonderful in our eyes.h 24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Lord, save us! Lord, please grant us success! 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.i From the house of the Lord we bless you. 27 The Lord is God and has given us light. Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar. 28 You are my God, and I will give You thanks. [You are] my God; I will exalt You. 29 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His faithful love endures forever.
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