This is the day which Jehovah hath made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. -|- Psalms 118

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Psalms 118

Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good;

For his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Let Israel now say, That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Let the house of Aaron now say, That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Let them now that fear Jehovah say, That his lovingkindness endureth for ever.

Out of my distress I called upon Jehovah: Jehovah answered me and set me in a large place.

Jehovah is on my side; I will not fear: What can man do unto me?

Jehovah is on my side among them that help me: Therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

It is better to take refuge in Jehovah Than to put confidence in man.

It is better to take refuge in Jehovah Than to put confidence in princes.

All nations compassed me about: In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns:

In the name of Jehovah I will cut them off.

Jehovah is my strength and song; And he is become my salvation.

The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous: The right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly.

The right hand of Jehovah is exalted:

The right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly.

I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of Jehovah.

Jehovah hath chastened me sore; But he hath not given me over unto death.

Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will enter into them, I will give thanks unto Jehovah.

This is the gate of Jehovah; The righteous shall enter into it.

I will give thanks unto thee; for thou hast answered me, And art become my salvation.

The stone which the builders rejected Is become the head of the corner.

This is Jehovah’s doing; It is marvellous in our eyes.

This is the day which Jehovah hath made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.


Again, it is the king who speaks, closing the ceremony with the following prayer.

Verse 28


“Thou art my God, and I will give thanks unto thee:

Thou art my God, I will exalt thee.

Oh give thanks unto Jehovah; for he is good.

For his lovingkindness endureth forever.”

The psalm ends with the same verse with which it began. The newly enthroned king acknowledges his status as a servant of God, promising to give thanks to Him and to exalt Him.

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