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118Psalms

1 O give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever!

Processional Hymn for the Feast of Tabernacles. Psalm 118(v117)
2 Let Israel say,
"His steadfast love endures for ever."

 
3 Let the house of Aaron say,
"His steadfast love endures for ever."

 
4 Let those who fear Yahweh say,
"His steadfast love endures for ever."

 
5 Out of my distress I called on Yahweh;
Yahweh answered me and set me free.

 
6 With Yahweh on my side I do not fear.
What can man do to me?

 
7 Yahweh is on my side to help me;
I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

 
8 It is better to take refuge in Yahweh
than to put confidence in man.

 
9 It is better to take refuge in Yahweh
than to put confidence in princes.

 
10 All nations surrounded me;
in the name of Yahweh I cut them off!

 
11 They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side;
in the name of Yahweh I cut them off!

 
12 They surrounded me like bees, they blazed like a fire of thorns;
in the name of Yahweh I cut them off!

 
13 I was pushed hard, so that I was falling,
but Yahweh helped me.

 
14 Yahweh is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.

 
15 Hark, glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
"The right hand of Yahweh does valiantly,

 
16 the right hand of Yahweh is exalted,
the right hand of Yahweh does valiantly!"

 
17 I shall not die, but I shall live,
and recount the deeds of Yahweh.

 
18 Yahweh has chastened me sorely,
but he has not given me over to death.

 
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness,
that I may enter through them and give thanks to Yahweh.

 
20 This is the gate of Yahweh;
the righteous shall enter through it.

 
21 I thank you that you have answered me
and have become my salvation.

 
22 The stone which the builders rejected
has become the head of the corner.

 
23 This is Yahweh's doing;
it is marvelous in our eyes.

 
24 This is the day which Yahweh has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

 
25 Save us, we beseech you, O Yahweh!
O Yahweh, we beseech you, give us success!

 
26 Blessed be he who enters in the name of Yahweh!
We bless you from the house of Yahweh.

 
27 Yahweh is God, and he has given us light.
Bind the festal procession with branches,
up to the horns of the altar!

 
28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you;
you are my God, I will extol you.

 
29 O give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures for ever!

 
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The katapi New Standard Bible is a very light revision of the RSV. The changes are: (1) In places where 'the LORD', 'O LORD' occurs in the RSV, (it represents the tetragrammaton - YHWH - which is in the hebrew text), I have printed 'YHWH' in black. The later vowel sounds I have shown in the colour gray;
(2) I have removed the quotation marks and hyphens that were used in so many names in the RSV as an aid to correct pronunciation. This now brings it in line with all other English versions, and makes any word-search more accurate.
(3) I have changed all (I hope!) of the RSV archaic language sections to modern.

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