Psalms 118:23

23 This is the LORD ’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.

Psalms 118:23 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 118:23

This is the Lord's doing
This stone is from the Lord, ( Genesis 49:24 ) ; it is of his choosing, appointing, and laying: the rejection of it by the builders is through his permission and will; they did no other things than what his hand and counsel determined should be done, ( Acts 2:23 ) ( Acts 4:27 Acts 4:28 ) ; and the exaltation of it, or the making it the head of the corner, was of him; he highly exalted him at his right hand, above every name, creature, and thing;

it [is] marvellous in our eyes;
the stone itself is wonderful to look at, for its beauty, strength, and usefulness; the wisdom, love, care, and power of God, in laying it, are astonishing; the distinguishing grace of God in selecting some stones out of the common quarry, making them lively stones, and building them on this foundation stone, is exceeding marvellous: and so are both the rejection and exaltation of it; that so precious a stone should be refused, and, when treated with so much neglect and contempt, should be exalted. The Targum is,

``from the Lord was this, said the builders; this is marvellous in our sight, said the sons of Jesse.''

Psalms 118:23 In-Context

21 I thank you for answering my prayer and giving me victory!
22 The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.
23 This is the LORD ’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.
24 This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Please, LORD, please save us. Please, LORD, please give us success.
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