An exhortation to praise God for his mercy.
Psalms 118:1 O giue thankes vnto the LORD, for hee [is] good: because his mercie [endureth] for euer. Psalms 118:2 Let Israel now say: that his mercy [endureth] for euer. Psalms 118:3 Let the house of Aaron now say: that his mercy [endureth] for euer. Psalms 118:4 Let them now that feare the LORD, say: that his mercy [endureth] for euer.
The psalmist by his experience sheweth how good it is to trust in God.
Psalms 118:5 I called vpon the Lord in distresse: the Lord answered me, [and set me] in a large place. Psalms 118:6 The LORD [is] on my side, I will not feare: What can man doe vnto mee? Psalms 118:7 The LORD taketh my part with them that helpe me: therfore shall I see [my desire] vpon them that hate me. Psalms 118:8 It [is] better to trust in the LORD: then to put confidence in man. Psalms 118:9 It [is] better to trust in the LORD: then to put confidence in Princes. Psalms 118:10 All nations compassed me about: but in the Name of the LORD, will I destroy them. Psalms 118:11 They compassed mee about, yea they compassed mee about: [but] in the Name of the LORD, I will destroy them. Psalms 118:12 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. Psalms 118:13 Thou hast thrust sore at mee that I might fall: but the LORD helped mee. Psalms 118:14 The Lord [is] my strength and song: and is become my saluation. Psalms 118:15 The voice of reioycing and saluation [is] in the tabernacles of the righteous: the Right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. Psalms 118:16 The Right hand of the LORD is exalted: the Right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. Psalms 118:17 I shall not die, but liue: and declare the workes of the Lord. Psalms 118:18 The Lord hath chastened me sore: but he hath not giuen me ouer vnto death.
Under the type of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his Kingdom is expressed.
Psalms 118:19 Open to mee the gates of righteousnesse: I will goe into them, [and] I will praise the Lord: Psalms 118:20 This gate of the LORD: into which the righteous shall enter. Psalms 118:21 I will praise thee, for thou hast heard mee: and art become my saluation. Psalms 118:22 The stone [which] the builders refused: is become the head [stone] of the corner. Psalms 118:23 This is the LORDS doing: it is marueilous in our eyes. Psalms 118:24 This [is] the day [which] the LORD hath made: we will reioyce, and be glad in it. Psalms 118:25 Saue now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperitie. Psalms 118:26 Blessed [be he] that commeth in the Name of the LORD: wee haue blessed you out of the house of the LORD. Psalms 118:27 God [is] the LORD, which hath shewed vs light, bind the sacrifice with cords: euen vnto the horns of the Altar. Psalms 118:28 Thou [art] my God, and I will praise thee: [thou art] my God, I will exalt thee. Psalms 118:29 O giue thanks vnto the LORD, for he [is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for euer.