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Psalm 118 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever. 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy is unchanging for ever. 2 Let Israel say: "His love endures forever."
3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy is unchanging for ever. 3 Let the house of Aaron say: "His love endures forever."
4 Let all worshippers of the Lord now say, that his mercy is unchanging for ever. 4 Let those who fear the LORD say: "His love endures forever."
5 I made my prayer to the Lord in my trouble: and the Lord gave me an answer, and put me in a wide place. 5 In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free.
6 The Lord is on my side; I will have no fear: what is man able to do to me? 6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
7 The Lord is my great helper: I will see my desire against my haters. 7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.
8 It is better to have faith in the Lord than to put one's hope in man. 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9 It is better to have faith in the Lord than to put one's hope in rulers. 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10 All the nations have come round me; but in the name of the Lord I will have them cut down. 10 All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
11 They are round me, yes, they are all about me; but in the name of the Lord I will have them cut down. 11 They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
12 They are round me like bees; but they are put out like a fire among thorns; for in the name of the Lord I will have them cut down. 12 They swarmed around me like bees, but they died out as quickly as burning thorns; in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
13 I have been hard pushed by you, so that I might have a fall: but the Lord was my helper. 13 I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
14 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. 14 The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
15 The sound of joy and salvation is in the tents of the upright; the right hand of the Lord does works of power. 15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: "The LORD's right hand has done mighty things!
16 The right hand of the Lord is lifted up; the right hand of the Lord does works of power. 16 The LORD's right hand is lifted high; the LORD's right hand has done mighty things!"
17 Life and not death will be my part, and I will give out the story of the works of the Lord. 17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 The hand of Jah has been hard on me; but he has not given me up to death. 18 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19 Let the doors of righteousness be open to me; I will go in and give praise to the Lord. 19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
20 This is the door of the Lord's house; the workers of righteousness will go in through it. 20 This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
21 I will give you praise, for you have given me an answer, and have become my salvation. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders put on one side has become the chief stone of the building. 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
23 This is the Lord's doing; it is a wonder in our eyes. 23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the Lord has made; we will be full of joy and delight in it. 24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Send salvation now, O Lord; Lord, send us your blessing. 25 O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success.
26 A blessing be on him who comes in the name of the Lord; we give you blessing from the house of the Lord. 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD. From the house of the LORD we bless you.
27 The Lord is God, and he has given us light; let the holy dance be ordered with branches, even up to the horns of the altar. 27 The LORD is God, and he has made his light shine upon us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will give you praise; my God, and I will give honour to your name. 28 You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you.
29 O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever. 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.