Friday, May 4, 2007

Psalm 118


The most quoted Psalms in the New Testament are 69, 110 and 118:

Psalm 118
1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.

2 Let Israel say:
"His love endures forever."

3 Let the house of Aaron say:
"His love endures forever."

4 Let those who fear the LORD say:
"His love endures forever."

5 In my anguish I cried to the LORD,
and he answered by setting me free.

6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?

7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper.
I will look in triumph on my enemies.

8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.

9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in princes.

10 All the nations surrounded me,
but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.

11 They surrounded me on every side,
but in the name of the LORD I cut them off.

12 They swarmed around me like bees,
but they died out as quickly as burning thorns;
in the name of the LORD I cut them off.

13 I was pushed back and about to fall,
but the LORD helped me.

14 The LORD is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.

15 Shouts of joy and victory
resound in the tents of the righteous:
"The LORD's right hand has done mighty things!

16 The LORD's right hand is lifted high;
the LORD's right hand has done mighty things!"

17 I will not die but live,
and will proclaim what the LORD has done.

18 The LORD has chastened me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.

19 Open for me the gates of righteousness;
I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.

20 This is the gate of the LORD
through which the righteous may enter.

21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
you have become my salvation.

22 The stone the builders rejected
has become the capstone;

23 the LORD has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes.

24 This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

25 O LORD, save us;
O LORD, grant us success.

26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.
From the house of the LORD we bless you. [a]

27 The LORD is God,
and he has made his light shine upon us.
With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession
up [b] to the horns of the altar.

28 You are my God, and I will give you thanks;
you are my God, and I will exalt you.

29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.

9 comments:

Gayle said...

It's a wonderful Psalm, Eyes, and is every bit as valid today as when it was written, at least to those of us who believe in God. Regarding those who do not, I feel sorry for them.

Eyes said...

AMen Gayle!

The Merry Widow said...

I believe that Psalm 118:8 are the middle chapter and verse in the entire Bible. Which is what it is all about HIM!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

Eyes said...

I've heard that too.. P118.8 = middle:>) Happy Birthday TMW!

nanc said...

FOREVER (lyrics)

Give thanks to the Lord our God and King
His love endures forever
For He is good, He is above all things
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
With a mighty hand and outstretched arm
His love endures forever
For the life that's been reborn
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise
Forever God is faithful
Forever God is with us
Forever
From the rising to the setting sun
His love endures forever
By the grace of God we will carry on
His love endures forever
Sing praise, sing praise

The Merry Widow said...

AMEN!

tmw

Eyes said...

AMEN AMEN, I love that song!

Brooke said...

How uplifting!

Bar Kochba said...

21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
you have become my salvation.

22 The stone the builders rejected
has become the capstone;

23 the LORD has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes.

24 This is the day the LORD has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.


These four verses were part of a dialogue between David, his Brothers, Samuel and Jesse and also refer to what Israel will say in the future. David, just as Israel will, thanks G-d for delivering him. David's brothers, who treated him with disdain, remark at how the despised stone has become the corner piece. In the future, the Nations who noe claim that Israel is nothing but a parasite will come to realize that it indeed is the cornerstone of the world. Israel will come to know that its salvation comes from G-d and will rejoice in it.

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