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Ps 118:1-29

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1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!

His faithful love endures forever.

2Let all Israel repeat:

“His faithful love endures forever.”

3Let Aaron’s descendants, the priests, repeat:

“His faithful love endures forever.”

4Let all who fear the Lord repeat:

“His faithful love endures forever.”

5In my distress I prayed to the Lord,

and the Lord answered me and set me free.

6The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.

What can mere people do to me?

7Yes, the Lord is for me; he will help me.

I will look in triumph at those who hate me.

8It is better to take refuge in the Lord

than to trust in people.

9It is better to take refuge in the Lord

than to trust in princes.

10Though hostile nations surrounded me,

I destroyed them all with the authority of the Lord.

11Yes, they surrounded and attacked me,

but I destroyed them all with the authority of the Lord.

12They swarmed around me like bees;

they blazed against me like a crackling fire.

But I destroyed them all with the authority of the Lord.

13My enemies did their best to kill me,

but the Lord rescued me.

14The Lord is my strength and my song;

he has given me victory.

15Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly.

The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things!

16The strong right arm of the Lord is raised in triumph.

The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things!

17I will not die; instead, I will live

to tell what the Lord has done.

18The Lord has punished me severely,

but he did not let me die.

19Open for me the gates where the righteous enter,

and I will go in and thank the Lord.

20These gates lead to the presence of the Lord,

and the godly enter there.

21I thank you for answering my prayer

and giving me victory!

22The stone that the builders rejected

has now become the cornerstone.

23This is the Lord’s doing,

and it is wonderful to see.

24This is the day the Lord has made.

We will rejoice and be glad in it.

25Please, Lord, please save us.

Please, Lord, please give us success.

26Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

We bless you from the house of the Lord.

27The Lord is God, shining upon us.

Take the sacrifice and bind it with cords on the altar.

28You are my God, and I will praise you!

You are my God, and I will exalt you!

29Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!

His faithful love endures forever.