An exhortation to praise God for his mercy.
Psalms 118:1 Praise yee the Lorde, because he is good: for 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 nowe say, That his mercy endureth for euer. Psalms 118:4 Let them, that feare the Lorde, nowe say, That his mercie 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 trouble, & the Lord heard me, and set me at large. Psalms 118:6 The Lorde is with mee: therefore I will not feare what man can doe vnto me. Psalms 118:7 The Lorde is with mee among them that helpe me: therefore shall I see my desire vpon mine enemies. Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the Lorde, then to haue confidence in man. Psalms 118:9 It is better to trust in the Lorde, then to haue confidence in princes. Psalms 118:10 All nations haue compassed me: but in the Name of the Lord shall I destroy them. Psalms 118:11 They haue compassed mee, yea, they haue compassed mee: but in the Name of the Lorde I shall destroy them. Psalms 118:12 They came about mee like bees, but they were quenched as a fire of thornes: for in the Name of the Lord I shall destroy them. Psalms 118:13 Thou hast thrust sore at me, that I might fall: but the Lord hath holpen me. Psalms 118:14 The Lord is my streength and song: for he hath beene my deliuerance. Psalms 118:15 The voice of ioy and deliuerance shall be in the tabernacles of the righteous, saying, The right hand of the Lord hath done valiantly. Psalms 118:16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted: the right hand of the Lord hath done valiantly. Psalms 118:17 I shall not die, but liue, and declare the woorkes of the Lord. Psalms 118:18 The Lorde hath chastened me sore, but he hath not deliuered me to death.
Under the type of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his Kingdom is expressed.
Psalms 118:19 Open ye vnto me the gates of righteousnes, that I may goe into them, & praise the Lord. Psalms 118:20 This is the gate of the Lord: the righteous shall enter into it. Psalms 118:21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard mee, and hast beene my deliuerance. Psalms 118:22 The stone, which the builders refused, is the head of the corner. Psalms 118:23 This was the Lordes doing, and it is marueilous in our eyes. Psalms 118:24 This is the day, which the Lord hath made: let vs reioyce and be glad in it. Psalms 118:25 O Lord, I praie thee, saue now: O Lorde, I praie thee nowe giue prosperitie. Psalms 118:26 Blessed be he, that commeth in the Name of the Lorde: wee haue blessed you out of the house of the Lord. Psalms 118:27 The Lorde is mightie, and hath giuen vs light: binde the sacrifice with cordes vnto the hornes of the altar. Psalms 118:28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee, euen my God: therefore I will exalt thee. Psalms 118:29 Praise ye the Lord, because he is good: for his mercie endureth for euer.