1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good and his loyal love endures! 2 Let Israel say, "Yes, his loyal love endures!" 3 Let the family of Aaron say, "Yes, his loyal love endures!" 4 Let the loyal followers of the Lord say, "Yes, his loyal love endures!"
5 In my distress I cried out to the Lord. The Lord answered me and put me in a wide open place. 6 The Lord is on my side, I am not afraid! What can people do to me? 7 The Lord is on my side as my helper. I look in triumph on those who hate me.
8 It is better to take shelter in the Lord than to trust in people. 9 It is better to take shelter in the Lord than to trust in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me. Indeed, in the name of the Lord I pushed them away. 11 They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me. Indeed, in the name of the Lord I pushed them away. 12 They surrounded me like bees. But they disappeared as quickly as a fire among thorns. Indeed, in the name of the Lord I pushed them away. 13 "You aggressively attacked me and tried to knock me down, but the Lord helped me. 14 The Lord gives me strength and protects me; he has become my deliverer."
15 They celebrate deliverance in the tents of the godly. The Lord's right hand conquers, 16 the Lord's right hand gives victory, the Lord's right hand conquers. 17 I will not die, but live, and I will proclaim what the Lord has done. 18 The Lord severely punished me, but he did not hand me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of the just king's temple! I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. 20 This is the Lord's gate -- the godly enter through it. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me, and have become my deliverer. 22 The stone which the builders discarded has become the cornerstone. 23 This is the Lord's work. We consider it amazing! 24 This is the day the Lord has brought about. We will be happy and rejoice in it.
25 Please Lord, deliver! Please Lord, grant us success! 26 May the one who comes in the name of the Lord be blessed! We will pronounce blessings on you in the Lord's temple. 27 The Lord is God and he has delivered us. Tie the offering with ropes to the horns of the altar! 28 You are my God and I will give you thanks! You are my God and I will praise you! 29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good and his loyal love endures!