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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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Matthew Henry's Psalms Chapter 118 Bible commentary...



It is good to trust in the Lord. (1-18) The coming of Christ in his kingdom. (19-29)

1-18 The account the psalmist here gives of his troubles is very applicable to Christ: many hated him without a cause; nay, the Lord himself chastened him sorely, bruised him, and put him to grief, that by his stripes we might be healed. God is sometimes the strength of his people, when he is not their song; they have spiritual supports, though they want spiritual delights. Whether the believer traces back his comfort to the everlasting goodness and mercy of God, or whether he looks forward to the blessing secured to him, he will find abundant cause for joy and praise. Every answer to our prayers is an evidence that the Lord is on our side; and then we need not fear what man can do unto us; we should conscientiously do our duty to all, and trust in him alone to accept and bless us. Let us seek to live to declare the works of God, and to encourage others to serve him and trust in him. Such were the triumphs of the Son of David, in the assurance that the good pleasure of the Lord should prosper in his hand.

19-29 Those who saw Christ's day at so great a distance, saw cause to praise God for the prospect. The prophecy, ver. 22,23|, may refer to David's preferment; but principally to Christ. 1. His humiliation; he is the Stone which the builders refused: they would go on in their building without him. This proved the ruin of those who thus made light of him. Rejecters of Christ are rejected of God. 2. His exaltation; he is the chief Cornerstone in the foundation. He is the chief Top-stone, in whom the building is completed, who must, in all things, have the pre-eminence. Christ's name is Wonderful; and the redemption he wrought out is the most amazing of all God's wondrous works. We will rejoice and be glad in the Lord's day; not only that such a day is appointed, but in the occasion of it, Christ's becoming the Head. Sabbath days ought to be rejoicing days, then they are to us as the days of heaven. Let this Saviour be my Saviour, my Ruler. Let my soul prosper and be in health, in that peace and righteousness which his government brings. Let me have victory over the lusts that war against my soul; and let Divine grace subdue my heart. The duty which the Lord has made, brings light with it, true light. The duty this privilege calls for, is here set forth; the sacrifices we are to offer to God in gratitude for redeeming love, are ourselves; not to be slain upon the altar, but living sacrifices, to be bound to the altar; spiritual sacrifices of prayer and praise, in which our hearts must be engaged. The psalmist praises God, and calls upon all about him to give thanks to God for the glad tidings of great joy to all people, that there is a Redeemer, even Christ the Lord. In him the covenant of grace is made sure and everlasting.

 


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Jim's Psalms Chapter 118 comment on 4/13/2014, 7:56pm...

Verse 27 the sacrifice is alive on the horns of the alter. I didn 't think they bound and then killed the sacrifice. This may refer to Jesus being bound. As our sacrifice with cords of love or even cords of obedience to GOD His father. "He learned obedience. Being the only begotten Son of GOD He had no one but His Father that He should obey. remember how the Devil tempted Jesus to obey him to no avail. what a Saviour!

 


Joel kevin's Psalms Chapter 118 comment on 4/11/2014, 8:24pm...

I Think of psalms118 is because in the first verse the lord is saying that give thanks unto the lord for his good and his mercy is endureth forever and ever,the Psalm 118 is saying that the first thing we should give thanks unto the lord for what and all is he gave for us than than only his mercy and his goodness is always with us

 


Winston davenport's Psalms Chapter 118 comment on 3/23/2014, 7:21am...

very touching and moving it what I need

 


Stechelle's Psalms Chapter 118 comment on 3/17/2014, 12:58am...

Hosanna in the highest is all psalm 118 really means in a nutshell

 


Rob's Psalms Chapter 118 comment about verse 24 on 2/18/2014, 11:49am...

A few months ago this verse was selected as verse of the day on this site and I was blessed and excited as it was continually brought to my remembrance for several weeks I am glad it was selected again and others may have the oppertunity to be rejoiceful through this wonderful verse Thank you LORD for the all the blessing bestowed to me and my brethren through this verse We bless and thank you Lord Rejoice and again I say rejoice

 


Pastor Johnson O Falade's Psalms Chapter 118 comment about verse 27 on 2/15/2014, 7:30pm...

Bind The Sacrifice with cords even unto the horns of the altar sacrifice means our prayers and many obiligation that christian render to the service of God and the horn means the power of God and the Altar means the trone of God Now Our prayers and all our christain services will be bind to the power of God and the trone of God so that we can get our answer

 


Jedidiah Manda's Psalms Chapter 118 comment about verse 17 on 2/08/2014, 12:17am...

Thank God for this Word of God I was diagnosed with HIV and I have been thinking too much until I came across one of the sisters facebook profile and thse words were there You shall not die but live and declare the works of the Lord I went to search the verse that talks about the same This is Psalm 118 17 This is my scripture and truly I shall live and not die to preach His Word I know I sinned for me to get this disease but I am forgiven by His mercies and because I am a Pastor by calling yes I shall live and not die to preach His Word I thank God for this scripture for the solution to my problem of this disease has been found

 


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