Psalm 118 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Give thanks to the LORD because he is good, because his mercy endures forever. 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Israel should say, "His mercy endures forever." 2 Let Israel say: "His love endures forever."
3 The descendants of Aaron should say, "His mercy endures forever." 3 Let the house of Aaron say: "His love endures forever."
4 Those who fear the LORD should say, "His mercy endures forever." 4 Let those who fear the LORD say: "His love endures forever."
5 During times of trouble I called on the LORD. The LORD answered me [and] set me free [from all of them]. 5 In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free.
6 The LORD is on my side. I am not afraid. What can mortals do to me? 6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
7 The LORD is on my side as my helper. I will see [the defeat of] those who hate me. 7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.
8 It is better to depend on the LORD than to trust mortals. 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9 It is better to depend on the LORD than to trust influential people. 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me, [but armed] with the name of the LORD, I defeated them. 10 All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
11 They surrounded me. Yes, they surrounded me, [but armed] with the name of the LORD, I defeated them. 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 were extinguished like burning thornbushes. [So armed] with the name of the LORD, I defeated 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 They pushed hard to make me fall, but the LORD helped me. 13 I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my strength and my song. He is my savior. 14 The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
15 The sound of joyful singing and victory is heard in the tents of righteous people. The right hand of the LORD displays strength. 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 held high. The right hand of the LORD displays strength. 16 The LORD's right hand is lifted high; the LORD's right hand has done mighty things!"
17 I will not die, but I will live and tell what the LORD has done. 17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 The LORD disciplined me severely, but he did not allow me to be killed. 18 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open the gates of righteousness for me. I will go through them [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 through which righteous people will enter. 20 This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
21 I give thanks to you, because you have answered me. You are my savior. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
23 The LORD is responsible for this, and it is amazing for us to see. 23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day the LORD has made. Let's rejoice and be glad today! 24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 We beg you, O LORD, save us! We beg you, O LORD, give us success! 25 O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success.
26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from the LORD's house. 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. March in a festival procession with branches 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 give thanks to you. My God, I honor you highly. 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, because his mercy endures forever. 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.