Though we face trials and sorrows, the Lord does not give us over to death, but He becomes our salvation.

BibleGateway: Psalm 118:13-24

ESV Text: Psalm 118:13-24

Psalm 118:13–24 (Listen)


13   I was pushed hard,1 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.2
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.

Footnotes

[1] 118:13 Hebrew You (that is, the enemy) pushed me hard

[2] 118:22 Hebrew the head of the corner

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 118
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me. 14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. 15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. 16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. 17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. 18 The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.

     19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD: 20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. 21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. 23 This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. 24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 203:
Morning Breaks upon the Tomb

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Morning breaks upon the tomb; 
Jesus scatters all its gloom. 
Day of triumph through the skies; 
See the glorious Savior rise. 

2. Ye who are of death afraid 
Triumph in the scattered shade. 
Drive your anxious cares away; 
See the place where Jesus lay. 

3. Christians, dry your flowing tears 
Chase your unbelieving fears; 
Look on His deserted grave, 
Doubt no more His power to save. 


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