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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Online Bible | NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Psalm 118:1-29

118  Give thanks to Jehovah, YOU people, for he is good;+ For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.+   Let Israel now say: “For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.”+   Let those of the house of Aaron now say:+ “For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.”+   Let those fearing Jehovah now say:+ “For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.”+   Out of the distressing circumstances I called upon Jah;*+ Jah answered [and put] me into a roomy place.*+   Jehovah is on my side;* I shall not fear.+ What can earthling man* do to me?+   Jehovah is on my side among those helping me,+ So that I myself shall look upon those hating me.+   It is better to take refuge in Jehovah+ Than to trust in earthling man.+   It is better to take refuge in Jehovah+ Than to trust in nobles.+ 10  All the nations themselves surrounded me.+ It was in the name of Jehovah that I kept holding them off.+ 11  They surrounded me, yes, they had me surrounded.+ It was in the name of Jehovah that I kept holding them off. 12  They surrounded me like bees;+ They were extinguished like a fire of thornbushes.+ It was in the name of Jehovah that I kept holding them off.+ 13  You pushed me hard that I should fall,+ But Jehovah himself helped me.+ 14  Jah is my shelter and [my] might,*+ And to me he becomes salvation.+ 15  The voice of a joyful cry and salvation+ Is in the tents+ of the righteous ones.+ The right hand of Jehovah is demonstrating vital energy.+ 16  The right hand of Jehovah is exalting [itself];*+ The right hand of Jehovah is demonstrating vital energy.+ 17  I shall not die, but I shall keep living,+ That I may declare the works of Jah.*+ 18  Jah corrected me severely,+ But he did not give me over to death itself.+ 19  Open to me the gates of righteousness,+ YOU people. I shall go into them; I shall laud Jah.*+ 20  This is the gate of Jehovah.+ The righteous themselves will go into it.+ 21  I shall laud you, for you answered me+ And you came to be my salvation.+ 22  The stone that the builders rejected+ Has become the head of the corner.+ 23  This has come to be from Jehovah himself;+ It* is wonderful in our eyes.+ 24  This is the day that Jehovah has made;*+ We will be joyful and rejoice in it.+ 25  Ah, now, Jehovah, do save, please!+ Ah, now, Jehovah, do grant success, please!+ 26  Blessed be the One coming in the name of Jehovah;+ We have blessed YOU people out of the house of Jehovah.+ 27  Jehovah is the Divine One,*+ And he gives us light.+ Bind the festival procession+ with boughs,+ O YOU people, As far as the horns of the altar.+ 28  You are my Divine One, and I shall laud you;+ My God*—I shall exalt you.+ 29  Give thanks to Jehovah, YOU people, for he is good;+ For his loving-kindness is to time indefinite.+

Footnotes

See 68:4 ftn.
“He answered me with the roomy (spacious) place of Jah,” according to many Heb. mss.
Or, “Jehovah is mine (belongs to me).”
“Earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
Possibly, “Jah is my strength and [my] melody.”
“Me,” LXXSyVg.
“Jah.” Heb., Yah; LXXSyVg, “Jehovah.”
See 68:4 ftn.
“This . . . it,” both fem., possibly referring to “the stone,” fem., in vs 22.
Or, “This is the day that Jehovah has done [it].”
“Divine One.” Or, “God.” Heb., ʼEl.
“My God.” Heb., ʼElo·haiʹ.