Psalm 118 NAS

Thanksgiving for the LORD'S Saving Goodness.

1 1Give thanks to the LORD, for 2He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

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2 Oh let 3Israel say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting."

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3 Oh let the 4house of Aaron say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting."

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4 Oh let those 5who fear the LORD say, "His lovingkindness is everlasting."

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5 From my 6distress I called upon the LORD; The LORD answered me and 7set me in a large place.

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      6 The LORD is 8for me; I will 9not fear; 10What can man do to me?

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      7 The LORD is for me 11among those who help me; Therefore I will 12look with satisfaction on those who hate me.

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      8 It is 13better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man.

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      9 It is 14better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in princes.

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      10 All nations 15surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely 16cut them off.

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      11 They 17surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.

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      12 They surrounded me 18like bees; They were extinguished as a 19fire of thorns; In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.

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      13 You 20pushed me violently so that I was falling, But the LORD 21helped me.

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      14 22The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become 23my salvation.

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      15 The sound of 24joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The 25right hand of the LORD does valiantly.

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      16 The 26right hand of the LORD is exalted; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly.

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      17 I 27will not die, but live, And 28tell of the works of the LORD.

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      18 The LORD has 29disciplined me severely, But He has 30not given me over to death.

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      19 31Open to me the gates of righteousness; I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the LORD.

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      20 This is the gate of the LORD; The 32righteous will enter through it.

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      21 I shall give thanks to You, for You have 33answered me, And You have 34become my salvation.

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      22 The 35stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief corner stone.

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      23 This is the LORD'S doing *; It is marvelous in our eyes.

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        • i 118:23 - Lit "from the LORD
          24 This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us 36rejoice and be glad in it.

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          25 O LORD, 37do save, we beseech You; O LORD, we beseech You, do send 38prosperity!

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          26 39Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD; We have 40blessed you from the house of the LORD.

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          27 41The LORD is God, and He has given us 42light; Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the 43horns of the altar.

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          28 44You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, 45I extol You.

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          29 46Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

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