An exhortation to praise God for his mercy.
Psalms 118:1 O Geue thankes vnto the LORDE, for he is gracious, and his mercy endureth for euer. Psalms 118:2 Let Israel now confesse, yt his mercy endureth for euer. Psalms 118:3 Let the house of Aaron now confesse, that his mercy endureth for euer. Psalms 118:4 Yee let the now that feare the LORDE, confesse, 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 LORDE in trouble, and the LORDE herde me at large. Psalms 118:6 The LORDE is my helper, I wil not feare what man doeth vnto me. Psalms 118:7 The LORDE is my helper, & I shal se my desyre vpon myne enemies. Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORDE, then to put eny confidence in man. Psalms 118:9 It is better to trust in the LORDE, then to put eny confidece in prynces. Psalms 118:10 All Heithen compased me rounde aboute, but in the name of the LORDE wil I destroye the. Psalms 118:11 They kepte me in on euery syde, but in the name of the LORDE, I wil destroye them. Psalms 118:12 They came aboute me like bees, & were as hote as the fyre in the thornes, but in the name of the LORDE I wil destroye them. Psalms 118:13 They thrust at me, that I might fall, but the LORDE was my helpe. Psalms 118:14 The LORDE is my stregth, & my songe, & is become my saluacion. Psalms 118:15 The voyce of ioye & myrth is in the dwellynges of ye rightuous, for ye right hande of the LORDE hath gotte the victory. Psalms 118:16 The right hande of the LORDE hath the preemynence, the right hade of the LORDE hath gotte the victory. Psalms 118:17 I wil not dye, but lyue, and declare the workes of the LORDE. Psalms 118:18 The LORDE hath chastened & correcte me, but he hath not geuen me ouer vnto death.
Under the type of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his Kingdom is expressed.
Psalms 118:19 Open me the gates of rightuousnes, yt I maye go in there thorow, & geue thakes vnto the LORDE. Psalms 118:20 This is the dore of the LORDE, the rightuous shall entre in thorow it. Psalms 118:21 I thanke the, yt thou hast herde me, & art become my saluacio. Psalms 118:22 The same stone which the buylders refused, is become the heade stone in the corner. Psalms 118:23 This was the LORDES doinge, & it is maruelous in or eyes. Psalms 118:24 This is the daye which the LORDE hath made, let vs reioyse and be glad in it. Psalms 118:25 Helpe now o LORDE, o LORDE sende vs now prosperite. Psalms 118:26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORDE, we wish you good lucke, ye that be of the house of the LORDE. Psalms 118:27 God is the LORDE, & hath shewed vs light: O garnish the solempne feast with grene braunches, eue vnto the hornes of ye aulter. Psalms 118:28 Thou art my God, & I wil thanke the: thou art my God, and I wil prayse the. Psalms 118:29 O geue thankes vnto the LORDE, for he is gracious, & his mercy endureth for euer.