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.]3
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.
11 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of lJesse,
2 And mthe Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
or decide disputes by owhat his ears hear,
4 but pwith righteousness he shall judge the poor,
and he shall qstrike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and tfaithfulness the belt of his loins.
6 uThe wolf shall dwell with the lamb,
9 uThey shall not hurt or destroy
in all vmy holy mountain;
wfor the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord
2 And I, when I came to you, brothers,1 xdid not come proclaiming to you ythe testimony2 of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except zJesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And aI was with you bin weakness and in fear and much trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of cthe Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men3 but din the power of God.
6 Yet among ethe mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not fa wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, gwho are doomed to pass away. 7 But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, hwhich God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of ithe rulers of this age understood this, for jif they had, they would not have crucified kthe Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written,
l“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
10 these things oGod has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even pthe depths of God. 11 For who knows a person's thoughts qexcept the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now rwe have received not sthe spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13 And we impart this tin words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, uinterpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.4
21 pWhoever has my commandments and qkeeps them, he it is who loves me. And rhe who loves me swill be loved by my Father, and I will love him and tmanifest myself to him.” 22 uJudas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it vthat you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered him, w“If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and xwe will come to him and ymake our home with him. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And zthe word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me.
25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the aHelper, the Holy Spirit, bwhom the Father will send in my name, che will teach you all things and dbring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 ePeace I leave with you; fmy peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. gLet not your hearts be troubled, neither hlet them be afraid. 28 iYou heard me say to you, j‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I kam going to the Father, for lthe Father is greater than I. 29 And mnow I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe.