Psalms Chapter 118
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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1 An exhortation to praise God for his mercie. 5 The Psalmist by his experience sheweth how good it is to trust in God. 19 Under the type of the Psalmist, the comming of Christ in his kingdome is expressed.

1 O giue thankes vnto the Lord, for hee is good: because his mercie endureth for euer.1

2 Let Israel now say: that his mercy endureth for euer.

3 Let the house of Aaron now say: that his mercy endureth for euer.

4 Let them now that feare the Lord, say: that his mercy endureth for euer.

5 I called vpon the Lord in distresse: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.5

6 The Lord is on my side, I will not feare: What can man doe vnto mee?6

The cornerstone.

7 The Lord taketh my part with them that helpe me: therfore shall I see my desire vpon them that hate me.

8 It is better to trust in the Lord: then to put confidence in man.

9 It is better to trust in the Lord: then to put confidence in Princes.9

10 All nations compassed me about: but in the Name of the Lord, will I destroy them.10

11 They compassed mee about, yea they compassed mee about: but in the Name of the Lord, I will destroy them.

12 They compassed mee about like Bees, they are quenched as the fire of thornes: for in the Name of the Lord I wil destroy them.12

13 Thou hast thrust sore at mee that I might fall: but the Lord helped mee.

14 The Lord is my strength and song: and is become my saluation.14

15 The voice of reioycing and saluation 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 liue: and declare the workes of the Lord.

18 The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not giuen me ouer vnto death.

19 Open to mee the gates of righteousnesse: I will goe 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 mee: and art become my saluation.

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

23 This is the Lords doing: it is marueilous in our eyes.23

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made: we will reioyce, and be glad in it.

25 Saue now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperitie.

26 Blessed be he that commeth in the Name of the Lord: wee haue blessed you out of the house of the Lord.26

27 God is the Lord, which hath shewed vs light, bind the sacrifice with cords: euen vnto the horns of the Altar.

Who are blessed.

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

29 O giue thanks vnto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for euer.


Psalms Chapter 118 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

1 Psal. 106. 1. and 107. 1. & 136. 1. 1.chron.16. 7.
5 Hebr. out of distresse.
6 Heb.13.6. psal.56.4, 11. , Hebr. for me.
9 Psal. 146. 2.
10 Hebr. cut them off.
12 Hebr. cut downe.
14 Exod. 15. 2.isa. 12. 2.
22 Mat.21.42 mar. 12. 10. luk. 20. 17. acts 4. 11. 1.pet. 2.4.
23 Heb. this is from the LORD.
26 Mat. 21,9.

* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania


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