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Salmos 118

1 OBecause God by creating David king, showed his mercy toward his afflicted Church, the prophet not only thanks God himself, but exhorts all the people to do the same.give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: because his mercy [endureth] for ever.

2 Let Israel now say, That his mercy endureth for euer.

3 Let the house of Aaron nowe say, That his mercy endureth for euer.

4 Let them, that feare the Lorde, nowe say, That his mercie endureth for euer.

5 I called upon the LORD inWe are here taught that the more that troubles oppress us, the more ought we to be instant in prayer.distress: the LORD answered me, [and set me] in a large place.

6 The LORD [is] on my side; I will not fear: what canBeing exalted to this estate, he assured himself to have man ever to be his enemy. Yet he did not doubt that God would maintain him, because he had placed do unto me?

7 The Lorde is with mee among them that helpe me: therefore shall I see my desire vpon mine enemies.

8 [It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidenceHe shows that he had trusted in vain if he had put his confidence in man, to have been preferred to the kingdom and therefore he put his trust in God and man.

9 It is better to trust in the Lorde, then to haue confidence in princes.

10 All nations haue compassed me: but in the Name of the Lord shall I destroy them.

11 They haue compassed mee, yea, they haue compassed mee: but in the Name of the Lorde I shall destroy them.

12 They came about mee like bees, but they were quenched as a fire of thornes: for in the Name of the Lord I shall destroy them.

13 He notes Saul his chief enemy.Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

14 The LORD [is] my strength andIn that he was delivered, it came not from himself, not from the power of man, but only from God's favour, therefore he will praise, and is become my salvation.

15 TheHe promises both to render graces himself, and to cause others to do the same, because in his person the Church was restored.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 hath done valiantly.

17 I shall not die, but live, andSo that all, that are both far and near, may see his mighty power.declare the works of the LORD.

18 The Lorde hath chastened me sore, but he hath not deliuered me to death.

19 Open to me theHe wills the doors of the tabernacle to be opened, that he may declare his thankful mind.gates of righteousness: I will go into them, [and] I will praise the LORD:

20 This is the gate of the Lord: the righteous shall enter into it.

21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard mee, and hast beene my deliuerance.

22 The stone [which] the buildersThough Saul and the chief powers refused me to be king, yet God has preferred me above them all.refused is become the head [stone] of the corner.

23 This was the Lordes doing, and it is marueilous in our eyes.

24 This [is] theIn which God has shown chiefly his mercy, by appointing me king and delivering his [which] the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

25 Save now, I beseech thee,The people pray for the prosperity of David's kingdom, who was the figure of Christ.O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

26 Blessed [be] he that cometh in the name of the LORD:Who are the priests, and have the charge of it, as in (Num_6:23).we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

27 God [is] the LORD, which hath shewed usBecause he has restored us from darkness to light, we will offer sacrifices and praises to him.light: bind the sacrifice with cords, [even] unto the horns of the altar.

28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee, euen my God: therefore I will exalt thee.

29 Praise ye the Lord, because he is good: for his mercie endureth for euer.

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