113 bPraise the Lord!
2 eBlessed be the name of the Lord
3 fFrom the rising of the sun to its setting,
4 The Lord is ihigh above all nations,
and his jglory above the heavens!
5 kWho is like the Lord our God,
6 who llooks far down
7 He mraises the poor from the dust
8 to make them nsit with princes,
9 He ogives the barren woman a home,
bPraise the Lord!
114 When pIsrael went out from Egypt,
the house of Jacob from qa people of strange language,
2 Judah became his rsanctuary,
3 sThe sea looked and fled;
tJordan turned back.
4 uThe mountains skipped like rams,
5 What vails you, O sea, that you flee?
7 wTremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord,
zthe flint into a spring of water.
115 aNot to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory,
bfor the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
c“Where is their God?”
3 dOur God is in the heavens;
ehe does all that he pleases.
4 fTheir idols are silver and gold,
gthe work of human hands.
5 They have mouths, hbut do not speak;
8 iThose who make them become like them;
He is their lhelp and their shield.
10 O jhouse of Aaron, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and mtheir shield.
11 You nwho fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
he will bless othe house of Israel;
he will bless othe house of Aaron;
13 he will pbless those who fear the Lord,
qboth the small and the great.
14 May the Lord rgive you increase,
15 May syou be blessed by the Lord,
twho made heaven and earth!
17 uThe dead do not praise the Lord,
nor do any who go down into vsilence.
18 But wwe will bless the Lord
xPraise the Lord!
2 Because he ainclined his ear to me,
3 bThe snares of death encompassed me;
4 Then cI called on the name of the Lord:
our God is fmerciful.
6 The Lord preserves gthe simple;
when hI was brought low, he saved me.
7 Return, O my soul, to your irest;
for the Lord has jdealt bountifully with you.
8 For kyou have delivered my soul from death,
lin the land of the living.
11 oI said in my alarm,
p“All mankind are liars.”
12 What shall I qrender to the Lord
13 I will lift up rthe cup of salvation
and scall on the name of the Lord,
14 I will tpay my vows to the Lord
15 uPrecious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of his vsaints.
16 O Lord, I am your wservant;
I am your servant, xthe son of your maidservant.
You have yloosed my bonds.
17 I will zoffer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and scall on the name of the Lord.
18 I will tpay my vows to the Lord
19 in athe courts of the house of the Lord,
bPraise the Lord!
117 cPraise the Lord, all nations!
2 For dgreat is his steadfast love toward us,
and ethe faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
bPraise the Lord!
118 fOh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
2 gLet Israel say,
3 gLet the house of Aaron say,
4 gLet those who fear the Lord say,
the Lord answered me and set me jfree.
7 mThe Lord is on my side as my helper;
I shall nlook in triumph on those who hate me.
8 oIt is better to take refuge in the Lord
pthan to trust in man.
pthan to trust in princes.
10 qAll nations surrounded me;
12 rThey surrounded me like bees;
they went out like sa fire among thorns;
uhe has become my salvation.
the right hand of the Lord wdoes valiantly!”
17 xI shall not die, but I shall live,
and yrecount the deeds of the Lord.
18 The Lord has zdisciplined me severely,
19 aOpen to me the gates of righteousness,
bthe righteous shall enter through it.
21 I thank you that cyou have answered me
uand have become my salvation.
22 dThe stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.4
26 eBlessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
We fbless you from the house of the Lord.
and he has made ghis light to shine upon us.
up to hthe horns of the altar!
you are my God; I will iextol you.
29 jOh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;