Psalms 118

1Praise the Lord for he is good. His true love continues forever! 2Israel, say it. ”His true love continues forever!” 3Priests, say it. ”His true love continues forever!” 4You people worshiping the Lord, say it. ”His true love continues forever!” 5I was in trouble so I called to the Lord for help. The Lord answered me and made me free. 6The Lord is with me, so I will not be afraid. People can’t do anything to hurt me. 7The Lord is my helper. I will see my enemies defeated. 8It is better to trust the Lord than to trust people. 9It is better to trust the Lord than to trust your leaders. 10Many enemies surrounded me. But with the Lord’s power I defeated my enemies. 11Enemies surrounded me again and again. I defeated them with the Lord’s power. 12Enemies surrounded me like a swarm of bees. But, they were quickly finished like a fast burning bush. I defeated them with the Lord’s power. 13My enemy attacked me and almost destroyed me. But the Lord helped me. 14The Lord is my strength and victory song! The Lord saves me! 15You can hear the victory celebration in good people’s houses. The Lord showed his great power again. 16The Lord’s arms are raised in victory. The Lord showed his great power again. 17I will live and not die. And I will tell what the Lord has done. 18The Lord punished me, but he did not let me die. 19Good gates, open for me, and I will come in and worship the Lord. 20Those are the Lord’s gates. Only good people can go through them. 21Lord, I thank you for answering my prayer. I thank you for saving me. 22The stone that the builders did not want became the cornerstone 23The Lord made this happen. and we think it is wonderful! 24Today is the day the Lord has made. Let’s rejoice and be happy today! 25˻The people said,˼ ”Praise the Lord! The Lord saved us! 26Welcome the man coming in the name of the Lord.” ˻The priests answered,˼ ”We welcome you to the Lord’s house! 27The Lord is God. And he accepts us. Tie up the lamb for the sacrifice ˻and carry it˼ to the horns of the altar.” 28Lord, you are my God and I thank you. I praise you! 29Praise the Lord because he is good. His true love is forever.

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