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Ketuvim - Writings

Psalms

Chapter 118

1 'O give thanks unto HaShem, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.
2 So let Israel now say, for His mercy endureth for ever,
3 So let the house of Aaron now say, for His mercy endureth for ever.
4 So let them now that fear HaShem say, for His mercy endureth for ever.
5 Out of my straits I called upon HaShem; He answered me with great enlargement.
6 HaShem is for me; I will not fear; what can man do unto me?
7 HaShem is for me as my helper; and I shall gaze upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to take refuge in HaShem than to trust in man.
9 It is better to take refuge in HaShem than to trust in princes.
10 All nations compass me about; verily, in the name of HaShem I will cut them off.
11 They compass me about, yea, they compass me about; verily, in the name of HaShem I will cut them off.
12 They compass me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns; verily, in the name of HaShem I will cut them off.
13 Thou didst thrust sore at me that I might fall; but HaShem helped me.
14 HaShem is my strength and song; and He is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; the right hand of HaShem doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of HaShem is exalted; the right hand of HaShem doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of HaShem.
18 HaShem hath chastened me sore; but He hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto HaShem.
20 This is the gate of HaShem; the righteous shall enter into it.
21 I will give thanks unto Thee, for Thou hast answered me, and art become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders rejected is become the chief corner-stone.
23 This is HaShem'S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which HaShem hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 We beseech Thee, O HaShem, save now! We beseech Thee, O HaShem, make us now to prosper!
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of HaShem; we bless you out of the house of HaShem.
27 HaShem is G-d, and hath given us light; order the festival procession with boughs, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my G-d, and I will give thanks unto Thee; Thou art my G-d, I will exalt Thee.
29 O give thanks unto HaShem, for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever.
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