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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.

  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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 118

為勝利而感恩

1你們要稱謝耶和華,
因為祂是美善的,
祂的慈愛永遠長存。
願以色列人說:
「祂的慈愛永遠長存。」
願亞倫家說:
「祂的慈愛永遠長存。」
願那些敬畏耶和華的人說:
「祂的慈愛永遠長存。」
我在苦難中求告耶和華,
祂就答應我,救我脫離困境。
有耶和華與我同在,
我必不懼怕,
人能把我怎麼樣?
耶和華與我同在,幫助我,
我必看見那些恨我的人一敗塗地。
投靠耶和華勝過倚靠人。
投靠耶和華勝過倚靠權貴。
10 列國圍住我,
但我靠著耶和華消滅了他們。
11 他們四面圍住我,
但我靠著耶和華消滅了他們。
12 他們如蜜蜂圍住我,
然而他們必像燃燒的荊棘,
轉瞬消逝;
我靠著耶和華必消滅他們。
13 我受到猛烈的攻擊,
幾乎要倒下了,
但耶和華幫助了我。
14 耶和華是我的力量,
是我的詩歌;
祂拯救了我。
15 義人的帳篷裡傳出勝利的歡呼聲:
「耶和華伸出右手施展了大能!
16 耶和華高舉右手,
耶和華的右手施展了大能!」
17 我必不至於死,
我要活著,
並要述說耶和華的作為。
18 耶和華雖然重重地懲罰我,
卻沒有置我於死地。
19 給我打開聖殿的門吧,
我要進去稱謝耶和華。
20 這是耶和華的門,
義人都可以進去。
21 耶和華啊!我稱謝你,
因為你聽了我的禱告,
拯救了我。
22 工匠丟棄的石頭已成了房角石。
23 這是耶和華的作為,
在我們看來奇妙莫測。
24 這是耶和華得勝的日子,
我們要歡喜快樂。
25 耶和華啊,求你拯救我們;
耶和華啊,求你使我們亨通。
26 奉耶和華之名而來的當受稱頌!
我們要在耶和華的殿中祝福你們。
27 耶和華是上帝,
祂的光照亮我們。
要用繩索拴住祭牲,
牽到祭壇的角那裡。
28 你是我的上帝,我要稱謝你;
你是我的上帝,我要尊崇你。
29 你們要稱謝耶和華,
因為祂是美善的,
祂的慈愛永遠長存。