An exhortation to praise God for his mercy.
Psalms 118:1 Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age [is] His kindness. Psalms 118:2 I pray you, let Israel say, That, to the age [is] His kindness. Psalms 118:3 I pray you, let the house of Aaron say, That, to the age [is] His kindness. Psalms 118:4 I pray you, let those fearing Jehovah say, That, to the age [is] His kindness.
The psalmist by his experience sheweth how good it is to trust in God.
Psalms 118:5 From the straitness I called Jah, Jah answered me in a broad place. Psalms 118:6 Jehovah [is] for me, I do not fear what man doth to me. Psalms 118:7 Jehovah [is] for me among my helpers, And II look on those hating me. Psalms 118:8 Better to take refuge in Jehovah than to trust in man, Psalms 118:9 Better to take refuge in Jehovah, Than to trust in princes. Psalms 118:10 All nations have compassed me about, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off. Psalms 118:11 They have compassed me about, Yea, they have compassed me about, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off. Psalms 118:12 They compassed me about as bees, They have been extinguished as a fire of thorns, In the name of Jehovah I surely cut them off. Psalms 118:13 Thou hast sorely thrust me to fall, And Jehovah hath helped me. Psalms 118:14 My strength and song [is] Jah, And He is to me for salvation. Psalms 118:15 A voice of singing and salvation, [Is] in the tents of the righteous, The right hand of Jehovah is doing valiantly. Psalms 118:16 The right hand of Jehovah is exalted, The right hand of Jehovah is doing valiantly. Psalms 118:17 I do not die, but live, And recount the works of Jah, Psalms 118:18 Jah hath sorely chastened me, And to death hath not given me up.
Under the type of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his Kingdom is expressed.
Psalms 118:19 Open ye to me gates of righteousness, I enter into themI thank Jah. Psalms 118:20 This [is] the gate to Jehovah, The righteous enter into it. Psalms 118:21 I thank Thee, for Thou hast answered me, And art to me for salvation. Psalms 118:22 A stone the builders refused Hath become head of a corner. Psalms 118:23 From Jehovah hath this been, It [is] wonderful in our eyes, Psalms 118:24 This [is] the day Jehovah hath made, We rejoice and are glad in it. Psalms 118:25 I beseech Thee, O Jehovah, save, I pray Thee, I beseech Thee, O Jehovah, prosper, I pray Thee. Psalms 118:26 Blessed [is] he who is coming In the name of Jehovah, We blessed you from the house of Jehovah, Psalms 118:27 God [is] Jehovah, and He giveth to us light, Direct ye the festal-sacrifice with cords, Unto the horns of the altar. Psalms 118:28 My God Thou [art], and I confess Thee, My God, I exalt Thee. Psalms 118:29 Give ye thanks to Jehovah, For good, for to the age, [is] His kindness!