Psalm 118:19-29

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118:19 Open for me the gates of the just king’s temple!
I will enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.
118:20 This is the LORD’s gate –
the godly enter through it.
118:21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me,
and have become my deliverer.
118:22 The stone which the builders discarded
has become the cornerstone.
118:23 This is the LORD’s work.
We consider it amazing!
118:24 This is the day the LORD has brought about.
We will be happy and rejoice in it.
118:25 Please LORD, deliver!
Please LORD, grant us success!
118:26 May the one who comes in the name of the LORD be blessed!
We will pronounce blessings on you in the LORD’s temple.
118:27 The LORD is God and he has delivered us.
Tie the offering with ropes
to the horns of the altar!
118:28 You are my God and I will give you thanks!
You are my God and I will praise you!
118:29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good
and his loyal love endures!

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Psalm 118:1-18

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118:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good
and his loyal love endures!
118:2 Let Israel say,
“Yes, his loyal love endures!”
118:3 Let the family of Aaron say,
“Yes, his loyal love endures!”
118:4 Let the loyal followers of the LORD say,
“Yes, his loyal love endures!”
118:5 In my distress I cried out to the LORD.
The LORD answered me and put me in a wide open place.
118:6 The LORD is on my side, I am not afraid!
What can people do to me?
118:7 The LORD is on my side as my helper.
I look in triumph on those who hate me.
118:8 It is better to take shelter in the LORD
than to trust in people.
118:9 It is better to take shelter in the LORD
than to trust in princes.
118:10 All the nations surrounded me.
Indeed, in the name of the LORD I pushed them away.
118:11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me.
Indeed, in the name of the LORD I pushed them away.
118:12 They surrounded me like bees.
But they disappeared as quickly as a fire among thorns.
Indeed, in the name of the LORD I pushed them away.
118:13 “You aggressively attacked me and tried to knock me down,
but the LORD helped me.
118:14 The LORD gives me strength and protects me;
he has become my deliverer.”
118:15 They celebrate deliverance in the tents of the godly.
The LORD’s right hand conquers,
118:16 the LORD’s right hand gives victory,
the LORD’s right hand conquers.
118:17 I will not die, but live,
and I will proclaim what the LORD has done.
118:18 The LORD severely punished me,
but he did not hand me over to death.

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Psalm 115

115:1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us!
But to your name bring honor,
for the sake of your loyal love and faithfulness.
115:2 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
115:3 Our God is in heaven!
He does whatever he pleases!
115:4 Their idols are made of silver and gold –
they are man-made.
115:5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see,
115:6 ears, but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell,
115:7 hands, but cannot touch,
feet, but cannot walk.
They cannot even clear their throats.
115:8 Those who make them will end up like them,
as will everyone who trusts in them.
115:9 O Israel, trust in the LORD!
He is their deliverer and protector.
115:10 O family of Aaron, trust in the LORD!
He is their deliverer and protector.
115:11 You loyal followers of the LORD, trust in the LORD!
He is their deliverer and protector.
115:12 The LORD takes notice of us, he will bless –
he will bless the family of Israel,
he will bless the family of Aaron.
115:13 He will bless his loyal followers,
both young and old.
115:14 May he increase your numbers,
yours and your children’s!
115:15 May you be blessed by the LORD,
the creator of heaven and earth!
115:16 The heavens belong to the LORD,
but the earth he has given to mankind.
115:17 The dead do not praise the LORD,
nor do any of those who descend into the silence of death.
115:18 But we will praise the LORD
now and forevermore.
Praise the LORD!

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Psalm 116

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116:1 I love the LORD
because he heard my plea for mercy,
116:2 and listened to me.
As long as I live, I will call to him when I need help.
116:3 The ropes of death tightened around me,
the snares of Sheol confronted me.
I was confronted with trouble and sorrow.
116:4 I called on the name of the LORD,
“Please LORD, rescue my life!”
116:5 The LORD is merciful and fair;
our God is compassionate.
116:6 The LORD protects the untrained;
I was in serious trouble and he delivered me.
116:7 Rest once more, my soul,
for the LORD has vindicated you.
116:8 Yes, LORD, you rescued my life from death,
and kept my feet from stumbling.
116:9 I will serve the LORD
in the land of the living.
116:10 I had faith when I said,
“I am severely oppressed.”
116:11 I rashly declared,
“All men are liars.”
116:12 How can I repay the LORD
for all his acts of kindness to me?
116:13 I will celebrate my deliverance,
and call on the name of the LORD.
116:14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD
before all his people.
116:15 The LORD values
the lives of his faithful followers.
116:16 Yes, LORD! I am indeed your servant;
I am your lowest slave.
You saved me from death.
116:17 I will present a thank offering to you,
and call on the name of the LORD.
116:18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD
before all his people,
116:19 in the courts of the LORD’s temple,
in your midst, O Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD!

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Psalm 115

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115:1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us!
But to your name bring honor,
for the sake of your loyal love and faithfulness.
115:2 Why should the nations say,
“Where is their God?”
115:3 Our God is in heaven!
He does whatever he pleases!
115:4 Their idols are made of silver and gold –
they are man-made.
115:5 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see,
115:6 ears, but cannot hear,
noses, but cannot smell,
115:7 hands, but cannot touch,
feet, but cannot walk.
They cannot even clear their throats.
115:8 Those who make them will end up like them,
as will everyone who trusts in them.
115:9 O Israel, trust in the LORD!
He is their deliverer and protector.
115:10 O family of Aaron, trust in the LORD!
He is their deliverer and protector.
115:11 You loyal followers of the LORD, trust in the LORD!
He is their deliverer and protector.
115:12 The LORD takes notice of us, he will bless –
he will bless the family of Israel,
he will bless the family of Aaron.
115:13 He will bless his loyal followers,
both young and old.
115:14 May he increase your numbers,
yours and your children’s!
115:15 May you be blessed by the LORD,
the creator of heaven and earth!
115:16 The heavens belong to the LORD,
but the earth he has given to mankind.
115:17 The dead do not praise the LORD,
nor do any of those who descend into the silence of death.
115:18 But we will praise the LORD
now and forevermore.
Praise the LORD!

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Psalm 114

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114:1 When Israel left Egypt,
when the family of Jacob left a foreign nation behind,
114:2 Judah became his sanctuary,
Israel his kingdom.
114:3 The sea looked and fled;
the Jordan River turned back.
114:4 The mountains skipped like rams,
the hills like lambs.
114:5 Why do you flee, O sea?
Why do you turn back, O Jordan River?
114:6 Why do you skip like rams, O mountains,
like lambs, O hills?
114:7 Tremble, O earth, before the Lord –
before the God of Jacob,
114:8 who turned a rock into a pool of water,
a hard rock into springs of water!

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