Psalm 118 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Thank the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever. 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let the people of Israel say, "His love continues forever." 2 Let Israel say: "His love endures forever."
3 Let the family of Aaron say, "His love continues forever." 3 Let the house of Aaron say: "His love endures forever."
4 Let those who respect the Lord say, "His love continues forever." 4 Let those who fear the LORD say: "His love endures forever."
5 I was in trouble, so I called to the Lord. The Lord answered me and set me free. 5 In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free.
6 I will not be afraid, because the Lord is with me. People can't do anything to me. 6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
7 The Lord is with me to help me, so 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 the Lord than to trust people. 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9 It is better to trust the Lord than to trust princes. 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me, but I defeated them in the name of the Lord. 10 All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
11 They surrounded me on every side, but with the Lord's power I defeated them. 11 They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
12 They surrounded me like a swarm of bees, but they died as quickly as thorns burn. By the Lord's power, 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 chased me until I was almost defeated, but the Lord helped me. 13 I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
14 The Lord gives me strength and a song. He has saved me. 14 The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
15 Shouts of joy and victory come from the tents of those who do right: "The Lord has done powerful things." 15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: "The LORD's right hand has done mighty things!
16 The power of the Lord has won the victory; with his power the Lord has done mighty things. 16 The LORD's right hand is lifted high; the LORD's right hand has done mighty things!"
17 I will not die, but live, and I will tell what the Lord has done. 17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 The Lord has taught me a hard lesson, but he did not let me die. 18 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open for me the Temple gates. Then I will come in and thank the Lord. 19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
20 This is the Lord's gate; only those who are good may enter through it. 20 This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
21 Lord, I thank you for answering me. You have saved me. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
22 The stone that the builders rejected became the cornerstone. 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
23 The Lord did this, and it is wonderful to us. 23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad today! 24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Please, Lord, save us; please, Lord, give us success. 25 O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success.
26 God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless all of you from the Temple 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 shown kindness to us. With branches in your hands, join the feast. Come to the corners 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 thank you; you are my God, and I will praise your greatness. 28 You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you.
29 Thank the Lord because he is good. His love continues forever. 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.