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.2
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;
land praise your name forever and ever.
3 mGreat is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his ngreatness is unsearchable.
4 oOne generation shall commend your works to another,
5 On pthe glorious splendor of your majesty,
6 They shall speak of qthe might of your awesome deeds,
7 They shall pour forth the fame of your rabundant goodness
8 The Lord is sgracious and merciful,
9 The Lord is tgood to all,
10 uAll your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your vsaints shall bless you!
and ythe glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 zYour kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and kind in all his works.]2
14 The Lord aupholds all who are falling
and braises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all clook to you,
16 You dopen your hand;
you esatisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is frighteous in all his ways
and gkind in all his works.
18 The Lord is hnear to all who call on him,
to all who call on him iin truth.
19 He jfulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also khears their cry and saves them.
20 The Lord lpreserves all who love him,
and mlet all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.
9 yRejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
bhumble and mounted on a donkey,
10 cI will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and dthe war horse from Jerusalem;
and ehe shall speak peace to the nations;
fhis rule shall be from sea to sea,
and from gthe River to the ends of the earth.
11 As for you also, because of hthe blood of my covenant with you,
12 Return to your stronghold, O kprisoners of hope;
today I declare that lI will restore to you double.
13 For mI have bent Judah as my bow;
against your sons, nO Greece,
and ohis arrow will go forth like lightning;
pthe Lord God will sound the trumpet
15 The Lord of hosts swill protect them,
and vthey shall drink and roar as if drunk with wine,
drenched wlike the corners of the altar.
as xthe flock of his people;
for ylike the jewels of a crown
13 Now cwho is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 dBut even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. eHave no fear of them, fnor be troubled, 15 but gin your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, halways being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and irespect, 16 jhaving a good conscience, so that, kwhen you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For lit is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
18 For Christ also msuffered1 nonce for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, othat he might bring us to God, being put to death pin the flesh but made alive qin the spirit, 19 in which2 he went and qproclaimed3 to the spirits in prison, 20 because4 they formerly did not obey, rwhen God's patience waited in the days of Noah, swhile the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, teight persons, were brought safely through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, unow saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but vas an appeal to God for a good conscience, wthrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and xis at the right hand of God, ywith angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
21 qNow when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to rthe Mount of Olives, then Jesus ssent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” 4 This took place tto fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
5 u“Say to the daughter of Zion,
vhumble, and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt,1 the foal of a beast of burden.’”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8 Most of the crowd wspread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, x“Hosanna to ythe Son of David! zBlessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna ain the highest!” 10 And bwhen he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is cthe prophet Jesus, dfrom Nazareth of Galilee.”
12 eAnd Jesus entered the temple2 and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of fthe money-changers and the seats of those who sold gpigeons. 13 He said to them, “It is written, h‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but iyou make it a den of robbers.”