Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Day 182: Psalms 115 - 118

Chapter 115

To Your Name Give Glory

1: Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
2: Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?”
3: Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.
4: Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands.
5: They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see.
6: They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell.
7: They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and they do not make a sound in their throat.
8: Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them.
9: O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
10: O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
11: You, who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.
12: The LORD has remembered us; he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel;
he will bless the house of Aaron;
13: he will bless those who fear the LORD, both the small and the great.
14: May the LORD give you increase, you and your children!
15: May you be blessed by the LORD, who made heaven and earth!
16: The heavens are the LORD’s heavens, but the earth he has given to the children of man.
17: The dead do not praise the LORD, nor do any who go down into silence.
18: But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and forevermore. Praise the LORD!

Chapter 116

I Love the LORD
1: I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2: Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3: The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.
4: Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!”
5: Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.
6: The LORD preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.
7: Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
8: For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling;
9: I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
10: I believed, even when I spoke: “I am greatly afflicted”;
11:  I said in my alarm, “All mankind are liars.”
12: What shall I render to the LORD for all his benefits to me?
13: I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,
14: I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
15: Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
16: O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant.
You have loosed my bonds.
17: I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.
18: I will pay my vows to the LORDin the presence of all his people,
19: in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

Chapter 117

The LORD’s Faithfulness Endures Forever
1: Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
2: For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

Chapter 118  

His Steadfast Love Endures Forever

1: Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
2: Let Israel say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
3: Let the house of Aaron say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
4: Let those who fear the LORD say, “His steadfast love endures forever.”
5: Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free.
6: The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
7: The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.
8: It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
9: It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
10: All nations surrounded me; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
11:  They surrounded me, surrounded me on every side; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
12: They surrounded me like bees; they went out like a fire among thorns; in the name of the LORD I cut them off!
13: I was pushed hard, so that I was falling, but the LORD helped me.
14: The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
15: Glad songs of salvation are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the LORD does valiantly,
16: the right hand of the LORD exalts, the right hand of the LORD does valiantly!”
17: I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD.
18: The LORD has disciplined me severely, 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 the LORD.
20: This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it.
21: I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
22: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
23: This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
24: This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25: Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!
26: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! We bless you from the house of the LORD.
27: The LORD is God, and he has made his light to shine upon us. Bind the festal sacrifice with cords, 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: Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

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