Psalm 118 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good. His faithful 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 faithful love continues forever." 2 Let Israel say: "His love endures forever."
3 Let the priests of Aaron say, "His faithful love continues forever." 3 Let the house of Aaron say: "His love endures forever."
4 Let those who have respect for the LORD say, "His faithful love continues forever." 4 Let those who fear the LORD say: "His love endures forever."
5 When I was in great pain, I cried out 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 mere men do 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. He helps me. I will win the battle over my enemies. 7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I will look in triumph on my enemies.
8 It is better to go to the LORD for safety than to trust in mere men. 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9 It is better to go to the LORD for safety than to trust in human leaders. 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10 The nations were all around me. But by the LORD's power I destroyed them. 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 by the LORD's power I destroyed them. 11 They surrounded me on every side, but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.
12 They attacked me like large numbers of bees. But they died out as quickly as burning thorns. By the LORD's power 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 pushed back. I was about to be killed. 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. I sing about him. He has saved me. 14 The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
15 Shouts of joy ring out in the tents of godly people. They praise him for his help in battle. They shout, "The LORD's powerful right hand has done mighty 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 LORD's powerful right hand has won the battle! The LORD's powerful right hand 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. I will live. I will talk about what the LORD has done. 17 I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 The LORD has really punished me. But he didn't let me die. 18 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open the gates of the temple for me. I will enter 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 those who do what is right can go through it. 20 This is the gate of the LORD through which the righteous may enter.
21 Lord, I will give thanks to you, because you answered me. You have saved me. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
22 The stone the builders didn't accept has become the most important stone of all. 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone;
23 The LORD has done it. It is wonderful in our eyes. 23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 The LORD has done it on this day. Let us be joyful and glad in it. 24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Lord, save us. 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. 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 made the light of his favor shine on us. Take branches in your hands. Join in the march on the day of the feast. March up 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 give thanks to you. You are my God, and I will honor you. 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. His faithful love continues forever. 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.