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Psalm 118 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Give thanks to the LORD because he is good, because his faithful love lasts forever. 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Let Israel say it: "God's faithful love lasts forever!" 2 Let Israel say: "His love endures forever."
3 Let the house of Aaron say it: "God's faithful love lasts forever!" 3 Let the house of Aaron say: "His love endures forever."
4 Let those who honor the LORD say it: "God's faithful love lasts forever!" 4 Let those who fear the LORD say: "His love endures forever."
5 In tight circumstances, I cried out to the LORD. The LORD answered me with wide-open spaces. 5 In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free.
6 The LORD is for me—I won't 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 The LORD is for me—as my helper. I look in victory on those who hate me. 7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.
8 It's far better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust any human. 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9 It's far better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust any human leader. 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me, but I cut them down in the LORD's name. 10 All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
11 Yes, they surrounded me on every single side, but I cut them down in the LORD's name. 11 They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
12 They surrounded me like bees, but they were extinguished like burning thorns. I cut them down in the LORD's name! 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 pushed so hard I nearly died, but the LORD helped me. 13 I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD was my strength and protection; he was my saving help! 14 The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
15 The sounds of joyful songs and deliverance are heard in the tents of the righteous: "The LORD's strong hand is victorious! 15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: "The LORD's right hand has done mighty things!
16 The LORD's strong hand is ready to strike! The LORD's strong hand is victorious!" 16 The LORD's right hand is lifted high; the LORD's right hand has done mighty things!"
17 I won't die—no, I will live and declare what the LORD has done. 17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 Yes, the LORD definitely disciplined me, but he didn't hand me over to death. 18 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open the gates of righteousness for me so I can come 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 LORD's gate; those who are righteous enter through it. 20 This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
21 I thank you because you answered me, because you were my saving help. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
22 The stone rejected by the builders is now the main foundation stone! 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
23 This has happened because of the LORD; it is astounding in our sight! 23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day the LORD acted; we will rejoice and celebrate in it! 24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 LORD, please save us! LORD, please let us succeed! 25 O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success.
26 The one who enters in the LORD's name is blessed; we bless all of 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! He has shined a light on us! So lead the festival offering with ropes all the way 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—I will give thanks to you! You are my God—I will lift you up high! 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 faithful love lasts forever. 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.