Day 24 – Morning Psalt Intake

The Hallel continues in Psalms 116 through 118. God has delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I love the Lord!

Psalm 116

1 I love the LORD, because he listens to my voice, and my cries for mercy. 2 Because he has turned his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3 The cords of death surrounded me, the pains of Sheol got a hold of me. I found trouble and sorrow. 4 Then I called on the LORD’s name: “LORD, I beg you, deliver my soul.” 5 The LORD is gracious and righteous. Yes, our God is merciful. 6 The LORD preserves the simple. I was brought low, and he saved me. 7 Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you. 8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. 9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. 10 I believed, therefore I said, “I was greatly afflicted.” 11 I said in my haste, “All men are liars.” 12 What will I give to the LORD for all his benefits towards me? 13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call on the LORD’s name. 14 I will pay my vows to the LORD, yes, in the presence of all his people. 15 Precious in the LORD’s sight is the death of his saints. 16 LORD, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your servant. You have freed me from my chains. 17 I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on the LORD’s name. 18 I will pay my vows to the LORD, yes, in the presence of all his people, 19 in the courts of the LORD’s house, in the middle of you, Jerusalem. Praise the LORD!

Fun fact – Psalm 117 is the shortest of all the Psalms.

Psalm 117

1 Praise the LORD, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples! 2 For his loving kindness is great towards us. The LORD’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 118 begins and ends with this great exclamation: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His loving kindness endures forever!

Psalm 118

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever. 2 Let Israel now say that his loving kindness endures forever. 3 Let the house of Aaron now say that his loving kindness endures forever. 4 Now let those who fear the LORD say that his loving kindness endures forever. 5 Out of my distress, I called on the LORD. The LORD answered me with freedom. 6 The LORD is on my side. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? 7 The LORD is on my side amongst those who help me. Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me. 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD, than to put confidence in man. 9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD, than to put confidence in princes. 10 All the nations surrounded me, but in the LORD’s name, I cut them off. 11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me. In the LORD’s name I indeed cut them off. 12 They surrounded me like bees. They are quenched like the burning thorns. In the LORD’s name I cut them off. 13 You pushed me back hard, to make me fall, but the LORD helped me. 14 The LORD is my strength and song. He has become my salvation. 15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous. “The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. 16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted! The right hand of the LORD does valiantly!” 17 I will not die, but live, and declare the LORD’s works. 18 The LORD has punished me severely, but he has not given me over to death. 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness. I will enter into them. I will give thanks to the LORD. 20 This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous will enter into it. 21 I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me, and have become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders rejected has become the capstone. 23 This is the LORD’s doing. It is marvelous in our eyes. 24 This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Save us now, we beg you, LORD! LORD, we beg you, send prosperity now. 26 Blessed is he who comes in the LORD’s name! We have blessed you out of the LORD’s house. 27 The LORD is God, and he has given us light. Bind the sacrifice with cords, even to the horns of the altar. 28 You are my God, and I will give thanks to you. You are my God, I will exalt you. 29 Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his loving kindness endures forever.

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