Psalms - Chapter 118


The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

1 O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.

2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy is unchanging for ever.

3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy is unchanging for ever.

4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.

4 Let all worshippers of the Lord now say, that his mercy is unchanging for ever.

5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.

5 I made my prayer to the Lord in my trouble: and the Lord gave me an answer, and put me in a wide place.

6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

6 The Lord is on my side; I will have no fear: what is man able to do to me?

7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

7 The Lord is my great helper: I will see my desire against my haters.

8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

8 It is better to have faith in the Lord than to put one's hope in man.

9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.

9 It is better to have faith in the Lord than to put one's hope in rulers.

10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.

10 All the nations have come round me; but in the name of the Lord I will have them cut down.

11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

11 They are round me, yes, they are all about me; but in the name of the Lord I will have them cut down.

12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.

12 They are round me like bees; but they are put out like a fire among thorns; for in the name of the Lord I will have them cut down.

13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

13 I have been hard pushed by you, so that I might have a fall: but the Lord was my helper.

14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.

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

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

15 The sound of joy and salvation is in the tents of the upright; the right hand of the Lord does works of power.

16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

16 The right hand of the Lord is lifted up; the right hand of the Lord does works of power.

17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

17 Life and not death will be my part, and I will give out the story of the works of the Lord.

18 The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

18 The hand of Jah has been hard on me; but he has not given me up to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:

19 Let the doors of righteousness be open to me; I will go in and give praise to the Lord.

20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.

20 This is the door of the Lord's house; the workers of righteousness will go in through it.

21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.

21 I will give you praise, for you have given me an answer, and have become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

22 The stone which the builders put on one side has become the chief stone of the building.

23 This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

23 This is the Lord's doing; it is a wonder in our eyes.

24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

24 This is the day which the Lord has made; we will be full of joy and delight in it.

25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

25 Send salvation now, O Lord; Lord, send us your blessing.

26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

26 A blessing be on him who comes in the name of the Lord; we give you blessing from the house of the Lord.

27 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.

27 The Lord is God, and he has given us light; let the holy dance be ordered with branches, even up to the horns of the altar.

28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

28 You are my God, and I will give you praise; my God, and I will give honour to your name.

29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

29 O give praise to the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy is unchanging for ever.




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