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Psalm 118

Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Saving Goodness.

1O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness endures forever.

Oh let Israel say,
“His lovingkindness endures forever.”

Oh let the house of Aaron say,
“His lovingkindness endures forever.”

Oh let those who [reverently] fear the Lord, say,
“His lovingkindness endures forever.”


Out of my distress I called on the Lord;
The Lord answered me and set me free.

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.
What can [mere] man do to me?

The Lord is on my side, He is among those who help me;
Therefore I will look [in triumph] on those who hate me.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in man.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
Than to trust in princes.

10 
All nations encompassed me;
In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off.
11 
They encompassed me, yes, they surrounded me [on every side];
In the name of the Lord I will cut them off.
12 
They swarmed around me like bees;
They flare up and are extinguished like a fire of thorns;
In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off.
13 
You [my enemy] pushed me violently so that I was falling,
But the Lord helped me.
14 
The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.

15 
The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous:
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
16 
The right hand of the Lord is exalted;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
17 
I will not die, but live,
And declare the works and recount the illustrious acts of the Lord.
18 
The Lord has disciplined me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.

19 
Open to me the [temple] gates of righteousness;
I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the Lord.
20 
This is the gate of the Lord;
The righteous will enter through it.
21 
I will give thanks to You, for You have heard and answered me;
And You have become my salvation [my Rescuer, my Savior].

22 
The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the [a]chief corner stone.
23 
This is from the Lord and is His doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 
This [day in which God has saved me] is the day which the Lord has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 
O Lord, save now, we beseech You;
O Lord, we beseech You, send now prosperity and give us success!
26 
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;
We have blessed you from the house of the Lord [you who come into His sanctuary under His guardianship].
27 
The Lord is God, and He has given us light [illuminating us with His grace and freedom and joy].
Bind the festival sacrifices with [b]cords to the horns of the altar.
28 
You are my God, and I give thanks to You;
[You are] my God, I extol You.
29 
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness endures forever.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 118:22 This refers either to the prominent stone at the top of a corner tower, or perhaps more likely to the stone at the foundation of a corner, the first stone laid for a structure (cf Eph 2:20). The special significance of the latter is that the shape of its sides determined how the walls were laid out. The verse refers prophetically to Jesus the Messiah (see Matt 21:42 etc.), but the ancient rabbis interpreted it as a reference to David, who started as a humble shepherd, not the background one would expect for a king. Some prophetic passages refer to an event in the past that is a precursor or foreshadowing of the future prophetic event.
  2. Psalm 118:27 Lit branches. In Jewish tradition this is interpreted as a ritual for the Feast of Booths. The term “festival” is understood as a reference to the lulav, several branches bound together and later placed against the altar so that they reach to the top of the horns and bend over the altar.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 118

Nkonimdi ho mpaebɔ

1Da Awurade ase efisɛ, oye na n’adɔe nso wɔ hɔ daa.

Nnipa a wɔwɔ Israel nyinaa nka se, “N’adɔe wɔ hɔ daa.” Onyankopɔn asɔfo nyinaa nka se, “N’adɔe wɔ hɔ daa.” Wɔn a wɔsom no nyinaa nka se, “N’dɔe wɔ hɔ daa.”

M’amanehunu mu, mefrɛɛ Awurade; ogyee me so ma medee me ho. Awurade ne me wɔ hɔ enti minsuro biribiara. Dɛn na obi betumi ayɛ me? Awurade na ɔboa me na mɛhwɛ sɛ wobedi m’atamfo so.

Awurade mu ahotoso ye sen nnipa mu ahotoso. Awurade mu ahotoso ye sen mpanyimfo mu ahotoso.

10 Atamfo pii twaa me ho hyiae, nanso Awurade tumi nti, mesɛee wɔn nyinaa. 11 Baabiara na wɔatwa me ho ahyia nanso Awurade tumi nti, mesɛee wɔn nyinaa. 12 Wɔbɛkyere guu me so sɛ nnowa nanso wɔhyewee ntɛm so sɛnea ogya atɔ nsɔe mu; Awurade tumi nti, mesɛee wɔn. 13 Wɔbaa me so ahoɔden so a na wɔredi me so nanso Awurade boaa me. 14 Awurade maa me tumi ne ahoɔden; wagye me nkwa. 15 Muntie sɛ Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo a wɔwɔ ne ntamadan mu reteɛm anigye ne nkonimdi so se, “Awurade ahoɔden tumi no na ayɛ. 16 Ne tumi abrɛ yɛn nkonim, n’ahoɔden tumi wɔ ɔko mu no!” 17 Merenwu; mmom mɛtena ase na mapae mu aka nea Awurade ayɛ. 18 Watwe m’aso dennen de, nanso wamma manwu.

19 Bue Fie hɔ pon ma me, na mɛkɔ mu akɔda Awurade ase. 20 Awurade pon ni; atreneefo nko ara na wotumi ba mu. 21 Mekamfo wo, Awurade, efisɛ, wotee me nka, efisɛ, woama me nkonimdi.

22 Ɔbo a adansifo poe sɛ ɛho nni mfaso no, na ɛho baa mfaso koraa. 23 Awurade na ɔyɛɛ eyi. Ɛyɛ nwonwa aniso! 24 Ɛnnɛ yɛ Awurade nkonim da. Momma yɛn ani nnye. Momma yenni da no. 25 Gye yɛn nkwa, Awurade, gye yɛn nkwa! Ma yenni nkonim, O Awurade! 26 Awurade nhyira obiara a ɔba Awurade din mu. Yehyira mo fi Awurade fi.

27 Awurade yɛ Onyankopɔn. Wayɛ yɛn adɔe. Nnubaa kitakita mo yi, mumfiti afahyɛ no ase na muntwa afɔremuka no ho nhyia. 28 Woyɛ me Nyankopɔn na meda wo ase. Mɛpae mu maka wo kɛseyɛ. 29 Da Awurade ase efisɛ, oye na n’adɔe wɔ hɔ daa.