An exhortation to praise God for his mercy.
Psalms 118:1 Give ye thanks to YahwehFor he is good, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness. Psalms 118:2 I pray you! let Israel, say, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness. Psalms 118:3 I pray you! let the house of Aaron, say, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness. Psalms 118:4 I pray you! let them who revere Yahweh, say, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness.
The psalmist by his experience sheweth how good it is to trust in God.
Psalms 118:5 Out of a strait, called I on Yah, He answered me with enlargement. Psalms 118:6 Yahweh, is on my side, I will not fear, What can man, do unto me? Psalms 118:7 Yahweh, is on my side, with them who help me, I, therefore shall gaze upon them who hate me. Psalms 118:8 It is, better to seek refuge in Yahweh, than to put confidence in man: Psalms 118:9 It is, better to seek refuge in Yahweh, than to put confidence in nobles. Psalms 118:10 All nations, have compassed me about, In the Name of Yahweh, surely I will make them be circumcised; Psalms 118:11 They have compassed me aboutyea compassed me about, In the Name of Yahweh, surely I will make them be circumcised; Psalms 118:12 They have compassed me about like wax bees, they have blazed up like the fire of thorns, In the Name of Yahweh, surely I will make them be circumcised. Psalms 118:13 Thou didst, thrust sore, at me that I might fall, But, Yahweh, hath helped me. Psalms 118:14 My might and melody, is Yah, and he hath become mine by salvation. Psalms 118:15 The voice of shouting and salvation, is in the tents of the righteous, The right hand of Yahweh, is doing valiantly: Psalms 118:16 The right hand of Yahweh, is exalted, The right hand of Yahweh, is doing valiantly. Psalms 118:17 I shall not die, but live, That I may recount the doings of Yah. Psalms 118:18 Yah, chastened me sore, But, unto death, did not deliver me.
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 therein, I will give thanks unto Yah. Psalms 118:20 This, is the gate for Yahweh, Such as are righteous, shall enter therein. Psalms 118:21 I will thank thee, because thou hast answered me, And hast become mine, by salvation. Psalms 118:22 A stone the builders refused, hath become the head of the corner: Psalms 118:23 From Yahweh, hath this come to pass, The same, is marvelous in our eyes. Psalms 118:24 This is the day, which Yahweh hath made, We will exult, and be glad therein. Psalms 118:25 Ah now, Yahweh, do save, we beseech thee, Ah now, Yahweh, do send success, we beseech thee! Psalms 118:26 Blessed be he that entereth, In the Name of Yahweh, we have blessed you, out of the house of Yahweh. Psalms 118:27 Yahweh is GOD, and hath shed on us light,Bind ye the festal sacrifice with cords, Up to the horns of the altar. Psalms 118:28 My GOD, thou art, and I will thank thee,My Elohim, I will exalt thee. Psalms 118:29 Give ye thanks to YahwehFor he is good, For, age-abiding, is his lovingkindness.