Psalm 118
Give thanks to YHVH, for he is good,
for his loving kindness endures forever.
Let Israel now say
that his loving kindness endures forever.
Let the house of Aaron now say
that his loving kindness endures forever.
Now let those who fear YHVH say
that his loving kindness endures forever.
Out of my distress, I called on Yah.
Yah answered me with freedom.
YHVH is on my side. I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
YHVH is on my side among those who help me.
Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me.
It is better to take refuge in YHVH,
than to put confidence in man.
It is better to take refuge in YHVH,
than to put confidence in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me,
but in YHVH’s name, I cut them off.
11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me.
In YHVH’s name I indeed cut them off.
12 They surrounded me like bees.
They are quenched like the burning thorns.
In YHVH’s name I cut them off.
13 You pushed me back hard, to make me fall,
but YHVH helped me.
14 Yah is my strength and song.
He has become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous.
“The right hand of YHVH does valiantly.
16 The right hand of YHVH is exalted!
The right hand of YHVH does valiantly!”
17 I will not die, but live,
and declare Yah’s works.
18 Yah has punished me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness.
I will enter into them.
I will give thanks to Yah.
20 This is the gate of YHVH;
the righteous will enter into it.
21 I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me,
and have become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.*Literally, head of the corner
23 This is YHVH’s doing.
It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day that YHVH has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it!
25 Save us now, we beg you, YHVH!
YHVH, we beg you, send prosperity now.
26 Blessed is he who comes in YHVH’s name!
We have blessed you out of YHVH’s house.
27 YHVH is God, and he has given us light.
Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you.
You are my God, I will exalt you.
29 Oh give thanks to YHVH, for he is good,
for his loving kindness endures forever.

*118:22 Literally, head of the corner