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Psalm 118 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good, and his love is eternal. 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let the people of Israel say, "His love is eternal." 2 Let Israel say: "His love endures forever."
3 Let the priests of God say, "His love is eternal." 3 Let the house of Aaron say: "His love endures forever."
4 Let all who worship him say, "His love is eternal." 4 Let those who fear the LORD say: "His love endures forever."
5 In my distress I called to the Lord; he answered me and set me free. 5 In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free.
6 The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid; what can anyone do to me? 6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
7 It is the Lord who helps me, and I will see my enemies defeated. 7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.
8 It is better to trust in the Lord than to depend on people. 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9 It is better to trust in the Lord than to depend on human leaders. 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10 Many enemies were around me; but I destroyed them by the power of the Lord! 10 All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
11 They were around me on every side; but I destroyed them by the power of the Lord! 11 They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
12 They swarmed around me like bees, but they burned out as quickly as a brush fire; by the power of the Lord I destroyed them. 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 was fiercely attacked and was being defeated, but the Lord helped me. 13 I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
14 The Lord makes me powerful and strong; he has saved me. 14 The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
15 Listen to the glad shouts of victory in the tents of God's people: "The Lord's mighty power has done it! 15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: "The LORD's right hand has done mighty things!
16 His power has brought us victory - his mighty power in battle!" 16 The LORD's right hand is lifted high; the LORD's right hand has done mighty things!"
17 I will not die; instead, I will live and proclaim what the Lord has done. 17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 He has punished me severely, but he has not let me die. 18 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open to me the gates of the Temple; I will go in and give thanks to the Lord! 19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
20 This is the gate of the Lord; only the righteous can come in. 20 This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
21 I praise you, Lord, because you heard me, because you have given me victory. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all. 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
23 This was done by the Lord; what a wonderful sight it is! 23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day of the Lord's victory; let us be happy, let us celebrate! 24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save us, Lord, save us! Give us success, O Lord! 25 O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success.
26 May God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord! From the Temple of the Lord we bless you. 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; he has been good to us. With branches in your hands, start the festival and march around 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 give you thanks; I will proclaim your greatness. 28 You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you.
29 Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good, and his love is eternal. 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.