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Psalm 118

1Give thanks to TheIAM, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever. 2Let Israel now say that his loving kindness endures forever. 3Let the house of Aaron now say that his loving kindness endures forever. 4Now let those who fear TheIAM say that his loving kindness endures forever. 5Out of my distress, I called on IAM. IAM answered me with freedom. 6TheIAM is on my side. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? 7TheIAM is on my side among those who help me. Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me. 8It is better to take refuge in TheIAM, than to put confidence in man. 9It is better to take refuge in TheIAM, than to put confidence in princes. 10All the nations surrounded me, but in the name of TheIAM, I cut them off. 11They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me. In the name of TheIAM I indeed cut them off. 12They surrounded me like bees. They are quenched like the burning thorns. In the name of TheIAM I cut them off. 13You pushed me back hard, to make me fall, but TheIAM helped me. 14IAM is my strength and song. He has become my salvation. 15The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous. "The right hand of TheIAM does valiantly. 16The right hand of TheIAM is exalted! The right hand of TheIAM does valiantly!" 17I will not die, but live, and declare IAM's works. 18IAM has punished me severely, but he has not given me over to death. 19Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will enter into them. I will give thanks to IAM. 20This is the gate of TheIAM; the righteous will enter into it. 21I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me, and have become my salvation. 22The stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner. 23This is TheIAM's doing. It is marvelous in our eyes. 24This is the day that TheIAM has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it! 25Save us now, we beg you, TheIAM! TheIAM, we beg you, send prosperity now. 26Blessed is he who comes in the name of TheIAM! We have blessed you out of the house of TheIAM. 27TheIAM is God, and he has given us light. Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar. 28You are my God, and I will give thanks to you. You are my God, I will exalt you. 29Oh give thanks to TheIAM, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.