An exhortation to praise God for his mercy.
Psalms 118:1 O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. Psalms 118:2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy [endureth] for ever. Psalms 118:3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy [endureth] for ever. Psalms 118:4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy [endureth] for ever.
The psalmist by his experience sheweth how good it is to trust in God.
Psalms 118:5 Out of my distress I called upon the LORD: the LORD answered me [and set me] in a large place. Psalms 118:6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? Psalms 118:7 The LORD is on my side among them that help me: therefore shall I see [my desire] upon them that hate me. Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. Psalms 118:9 It is better to trust in the LORD, than to put confidence in princes. Psalms 118:10 All nations compassed me about: in the name of the LORD I will cut them off. Psalms 118:11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: in the name of the LORD I will cut them off. Psalms 118:12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: in the name of the LORD I will cut them off. Psalms 118:13 Thou didst thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me. Psalms 118:14 The LORD is my strength and song; and he is become my salvation. Psalms 118:15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents 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 live, and declare the works of the LORD. Psalms 118:18 The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
Under the type of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his Kingdom is expressed.
Psalms 118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto the LORD. Psalms 118:20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter into it. Psalms 118:21 I will give thanks unto thee, for thou hast answered me, and art become my salvation. Psalms 118:22 The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner. Psalms 118:23 This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. Psalms 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:25 Save now, we beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, we beseech thee, send now prosperity. Psalms 118:26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. Psalms 118:27 The LORD is God, and he hath given us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. Psalms 118:28 Thou art my God, and I will give thanks unto thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. Psalms 118:29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.