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Psalms 118:1-29

118*  Give thanks to Jehovah, because he is good, because his friendship lasts forever. 2  Let Israel say that his friendship lasts forever. 3  Let Aaron’s family say that his friendship lasts forever. 4  Let those who fear Jehovah say that his friendship lasts forever. 5  I called to Jehovah out of a tight pinch, Jehovah answered me in free range. 6  I have Jehovah for me; I will not be afraid; what is man to do to me? 7  I have Jehovah for me among my helpers, and I shall gloat over my haters. 8  Better to take refuge in Jehovah than to put confidence in man. 9  Better to take refuge in Jehovah than to put confidence in princes. 10*  All nations have surrounded me— in Jehovah’s name I will stand them off. 11  Surrounded me they have, yes, surrounded me— in Jehovah’s name I will stand them off. 12  They have surrounded me like bees— they have gone out like a thorn fire, in Jehovah’s name I will stand them off. 13*  You did give me a push to bring me down, but Jehovah helped me. 14  My strength and hymn is Jehovah, and he has been to me salvation; 15  In honest men’s tents there is a voice of shouting and victory: Jehovah’s right hand has done sturdily! 16  Jehovah’s right hand was swung high! Jehovah’s right hand did sturdily! 17  I shall not die but live and tell the story of Jehovah’s deeds; 18  Jehovah did chastise me, but did not give me up to death. 19  Open holy gates for me to go in by them, to praise Jehovah. 20  This gate is Jehovah’s; right-doers shall go in by it. 21  I thank you that you have answered me and been to me salvation; 22  A stone that the builders had rejected has become the head of a corner. 23  This was from Jehovah, it is a wonder to our eyes. 24  This day Jehovah has made; we will exult and make merry on it. 25  Ah, Jehovah, give victory! ah, Jehovah, give success! 26*  Blessed in Jehovah’s name be he who is coming in; we bless you out of Jehovah’s house. 27**  Jehovah is Deity and has given us light. Tie festival with cords clear to the horns of the altar. 28  You are my Deity whom I thank, my God whom I exalt. 29  Give thanks to Jehovah because he is good, because his friendship lasts forever.

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