Psalm 118

English Standard Version

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! (Ps 100:5; Ps 118:29) Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” (Ps 115:9; Ps 115:11) Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” (Ps 118:2) Let those who fear the Lord say, “His steadfast love endures forever.” (Ps 118:2) Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. (Ps 18:19; Ps 116:4; Jon 2:1) The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? (Ps 23:4; Ps 56:4; Ps 56:9; Ps 56:11; Heb 13:6) The Lord is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me. (Ps 54:4; Ps 54:7) It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. (Ps 40:4; Ps 62:8; Ps 146:3) It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. (Ps 118:8) 10 All nations surrounded me; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! (Ps 88:17) 11 They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! 12 They surrounded me like bees; they went out like a fire among thorns; in the name of the Lord I cut them off! (De 1:44; Ps 58:9) 13 I was pushed hard,[1] so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. (Ps 140:4) 14 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. (Ps 27:1) 15 Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly, (Ex 15:6; Ps 60:12; Lu 1:51) 16 the right hand of the Lord exalts, the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!” (Ps 118:15) 17 I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. (Ps 6:5; Ps 73:28; Ps 107:22; Hab 1:12) 18 The Lord has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death. (Jer 30:11; 2Co 6:9) 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. (Ps 24:7; Ps 24:9; Isa 26:2) 20 This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it. (Isa 35:8; Re 21:27; Re 22:14) 21 I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation. (Ps 116:1; Ps 118:14) 22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.[2] (Isa 28:16; Mt 21:42; Mr 12:10; Lu 20:17; Ac 4:11; Eph 2:20; 1Pe 2:4) 23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. 24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success! 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord. (Ps 129:8; Mt 21:9; Mt 23:39; Mr 11:9; Lu 13:35; Lu 19:38) 27 The Lord is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, up to the horns of the altar! (Ex 27:2; Es 8:16; Ps 18:28; Ps 97:11; 1Pe 2:9) 28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. (Ps 99:5) 29 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! (Ps 118:1)