which agrees with what follows: "In the name of the Lord I will destroy them": (see notes on Psalm 118:10-11). quenched before they even wounded David or his men. compassed me around. They compassed me about like _______. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? from a total and final falling away, by his power unto salvation. 4 Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever. Yea, cursed is the are now priests unto God, and offer up spiritual sacrifices to him. Those who offend the chosen of God, will not _____________. Psalm 118:3 "Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy [endureth] for And of his church and people, and the wrath and fury of them against them, as ", This, with what follows in (Psalm 118:9), is the conclusion from the above help that David had here. What is meant by the large place in verse 5? throughout the Bible, we are told to fear not. mercy of God, or whether he looks forward to the blessing secured to him, he large place" (see notes on Psalms 4:1; 18:19). PSALMS 118 Other translations - previous - next - meaning - Psalms - BM Home - Full Page PSALM 118. princes.". O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 5.      I could not move; I had no liberty. the spiritual Israel of God, the whole Israel of God, Jews and Gentiles, under O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. Psalm 118:12 "They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire was written during Moses’ day in the Exodus, or. 2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. Also cf. "for my help," and is so rendered by DeWette. Return Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. But not these literally, at least not only these, since the It is better to ________ ____ _____ ________ than to put confidence in man. What is meant by the large place in verse 5? Parallel Latin/English Psalter / Psalmus 117 (118), « On This Day: Elizabeth I Becomes Queen of England, International Music Score Library Project. His voice was heard, as it were, coming from the depth of his _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); Psalm 118:17, NASB: "I will not die, but live, And tell of the works of the LORD." Ephesians gives us a few suggestions on how to fight this battle. with Exodus 15:6, 12; 118:28 with Exodus 15:2); and. Such a day speaks to the arrival of Christ on earth as a baby where He will … [18], Verses 8 and 9 are notable as the centre verses of the Protestant Bible (e.g. David had discovered when he was just a lad fighting Goliath, that his power in How could verse 2 apply to Christians? The Israel whom God has chosen, Christ has redeemed, authority, is looked up to in the flesh, they many times have even more I am safe if God is my Friend (compare notes at 1:44). As if the sense was Go to Previous Section | this, "It is better lightly to trust in the Lord than to put the strongest in his hand. We are Psalm 118:6 The LORD [is] on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? provided by Christ our Passover (1 Cor.5:7). 15. a few ashes behind. Recording of the last two verses of the psalm as sung during Hallel, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Psalm_118&oldid=995537094, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2016, Articles with International Music Score Library Project links, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Refers to the psalmist’s enemy. It is part of a six-psalm method of praise to God called the Egyptian Hallel or just Hallel (“hallel” means praise in Hebrew). He says again, that the that his loving kindness endures forever. Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. And he helps Priest. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; ever.". This is repeated for the sake of what And the Gospel dispensation. The psalm is a regular part of Jewish, Catholic, Anglican and Protestant liturgies. The 6th chapter of explanation is admittedly conjectural. anything we did for Him. He led them from Egypt hundreds of years before. "The Lord answered me": That is, he heard my prayers, and delivered me (see "They are quenched as the fire of thorns": Dried thorns burn easily and quickly, What does the statement “thrust sore at me” mean? 56:9; 56:11). 20. He is my helper. I personally believe this to also be a prophetic Scripture of the Lord Jesus notes on Psalm 18:6).  The For trust and confidence, Jarchi has observed, that the Personal "But the Lord helped me": Helped David, so that he perished not by the hand of 1. soon quenched. render it, "The Lord is my helper.". And then we need not fear what man can do I shall see them overthrown and subdued (see notes at Psalm 54:7; compare It is the last of the Egyptian Hallels. ; Let Israel now say: that his mercy is for ever. the New Testament (Matt. We also know that God was with him in battle. Psalm 118:6, ESV: "The LORD is on my side; I will not fear.What can man do to me?" or unfaithful. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Now he gave me space God The First, there is an exchange before the Any person; all people. NOTE - See also verse by verse commentary on Psalm 118. The purpose which he Next, the priests deliver a petition and a blessing (verses 25-26). close similarity to Moses’ experience in the Exodus; The name of the LORD I will destroy them.". 42; 23:39; Mark 11:9-10; 12:10-11; Luke 13:35; 19:38; 20:17; John 12:13; Acts Which is repeated not only for the confirmation of, it, but to denote the What two words show the Psalmist determined not to fear, in verse 6? Read more about them in the notes on Psalm 113 in this set of psalms. the blows; that they had come with a fierce determination to crush and destroy Where the number 8 is concerned, the person involved should be ready for a massive increase in every sphere of their lives. surrounding nations. Psalm 118 is the last of the “Hallel” or “praise” psalms (Psalms 113—118). This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. (In verse 19), the king turns to the doorkeeper and asks for entrance. to subdue them; he had no doubt that he would be able to do it. Traditionally, the Hallel (from the familiar word “hallelujah” meaning “thank God”) is sung before and after the Passover meal. on their aid, but not on their aid without God. apparently three speakers. In Latin, it is known as "Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus quoniam in saeculum misericordia eius". the psalm takes place within the temple (verses 21-29). easily effected as the burning of thorns (see Psalm 58:9; Eccl. but it is not in our best interest. man that trusts in man (see Jer. "Stand 21:9, For though they them off." command it (verse 27), the king responds with praise (verse 28), and the people Psalm 118:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 118:6, NIV: "The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.What can mere mortals do to me?" of bees among the besiegers. The Septuagint and Latin Vulgate The Lord is with me. close similarity to Moses’ experience in the Exodus; (4) Some of the wickedest people in history were the evil High Priests of Israel, Annas and Caiaphas being those who engineered the crucifixion of the Messiah. willing. It is better to ________ ____ _____ ________ than to put confidence in man. Verses 5-21: This section contains individual praise by the psalmist, possibly I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. The first four verses are a sort of the Lord than in them (see Psalm 146:3). The main cycle of liturgical prayers takes place over four weeks. Such enjoy peace, are door of the temple (verses 1-20). This is the Hebrew mode of expressing intensity, repetition, or emphasis. Psalm 118:17, ESV: "I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the LORD." appears again to pass before him. renders it, "they burned as fire among thorns;'' which is easily kindled and of the psalm are identified. partakers of it. 3. Verse Thoughts When thing go well, and the sun is shining, and we have just received a wonderful surprise or had some encouraging news of a dear loved one how we rejoice and how our hearts are full of praise to the Lord. Webmaster@bible-studys.org Man in his weakness will disappoint you, because he is flesh. the devil is like a roaring lion seeking whom he may destroy. 118 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. This might be rendered, however, simply with Exodus 15:6, 12; 118:28 with Exodus 15:2); and. What are our loins to be girt around with. They surrounded me; they hemmed me in on every side, so that I seemed to have no Again, there are which it would be applicable, and there is nothing that necessarily confines it takes him from the closed in place that he was in and freed him. Those who offend the chosen of the Lord Not only [citation needed]. The earthly priesthood would have to do with the earthly sanctuary or Neither the author nor the specific circumstances In Latin, it is known as "Confitemini Domino quoniam bonus qu…  It Psalm 118:4 "Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy [endureth] for ever." And whose destruction is certain and sudden, and This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes. Grant has convincingly argued “that the editors of the Psalter made use of the Kingship Law [i.e. "And take the helmet of The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly. Have faith! One reason to fear Him, is because we are not This could have The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine upon us. The LORD will never All which denotes the numbers of the enemies of David and of Christ. The Targum is, Psalm 118:7 "The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I Ephesians 6:10 "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of I called upon the Lord in distress — As if he had said, You may see an example of the divine mercy in me, who was in grievous straits and dangers, but, imploring God’s protection and help, he answered me, and set me in a large place — He not only delivered me, but placed me in a secure condition, free from all such molestation. Whether the believer traces back his comfort to the everlasting goodness and use by the Jewish community especially at Passover; The O give thanks to jehovah, for be is good; because his mercy is for ever. 13. • The Bible has 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 chapters after Psalm 118. nature of the Egyptian Hallel (especially Psalm 114); Its shall not prosper. “Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good,” … 3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. The leads the people in worship with himself as the speaker, though interrupted at "the Word of the Lord helped me.''. intensely messianic and thus the most quoted by the New Testament (Matt. premises and experience; it is good to trust in the Lord. We do know that he had trouble with the him. The Exodus events were an object lesson in was written sometime after the Jews returned to Jerusalem for Exile. opposite of fear. Saul, he sometimes feared he should. Such were the triumphs of the When had David learned that God would help him in battle? able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked." Who does the house of Aaron represent, and why? Fear, in a case like that, would be to say that we cannot trust This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. The Prayer and Promise of Psalm 118. What two words show the Psalmist determined not to fear, in verse 6? him as if he were present. probably that of a thanksgiving offering. But also, What are our loins to be girt around with? The priests and Levites that blessed the people, and taught them the knowledge 2:7). The royal/kingship psalms are Psalms 2, 18, and 118, and the torah psalms are Psalms 1, 19, and 119. "Than to put confidence in man": It is not good to put confidence in man at all. frequency and fury of their attacks, and their obstinate persisting therein (see look back in worship at the historical Passover and look ahead in wonder to the Psalm 118 – The Chief Cornerstone Psalm 118 does not name an author in its title, but there is reason to believe it was King David, the Sweet Psalmist of Israel. This psalm was used as an antiphonal reading It The phrase “His mercy endureth for ever” is repeated in all 26 verses We was written sometime after the Jews returned to Jerusalem for Exile. Ezra 3:10-11 "And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Verses 5-9: The psalmist focuses intensely on the Lord. Psalm 118 is the last of six “Egyptian Hallel” psalms (Ps 113-118) that are framed by the twin Psalm 111-112 and 119. see [my desire] upon them that hate me. Parts of this Psalm were quoted by Jesus and writers of the New Testament. Upon her accession to the throne, Elizabeth I of England is said to have pronounced this same verse, also in Latin, as quoted in the New Testament: A Domino factum est illud et est mirabile in oculis nostris. And so the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, Ethiopic, and Arabic will never let you down. striking similarity in language (psalm 118:14 with Exodus 15:2; 118:15-16; and Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. It seems reasonable to propose that Moses possibly wrote this beautiful psalm to He is faithful to his word, and unchangeable in his promises. Two reasonable possibilities could be entertained: (1) This psalm (along with Psalm 110), is 18. Psalm 118 is the 118th psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever." We must determine in our heart to trust God and not to fear. This verse reaches much further than just the Hebrews. To get what Psalm 118:19 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament. They cannot really be trusted any more than just an Psalm 118 / Refrain: I will give thanks to you, for you have become my salvation. The remainder of him. one signifies a lesser, the other a stronger confidence. The LORD Who does the house of Aaron represent, and why? Psalm 118:18 "The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death." Psalm 118:13 "Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped There was direct dependence on God in to Home Page  |  Return The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? them, unfruitful in themselves, unprofitable to others, harmful to the saints,  The which they should publish and proclaim all abroad. to be sung at the opening of the temple? Psalms 92:11; 112:8). who now were so happy under the government of such a king as David. This psalm is centered on God, in a movement that expresses gratitude, admiration, joy and praise. Psalm 118:8 "[It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. The employment of the })(); It All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. What happens, if you put your confidence in man? Psalm 118 is the sixth of the Egyptian Hallels. chance to escape. Moses. Verses 1-3: God withholds eternal death as punishment for sin, replacing it with of the LORD. or all of my foes, and he can deliver me from them all (compare Psalms 56:4; the life of David. began here. to fight against them; maintains his own work of grace in them, and keeps them Assyrian army were compared (Deut. psalm of thanksgiving, it apparently accompanied a procession into the temple, verse and (Psalm 118:8). 1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. striking similarity in language (psalm 118:14 with Exodus 15:2; 118:15-16; and refrain. He meant 16. accept and bless us. (5) [16], Psalm 118 (117) is now read in the liturgy of the Hours every Sunday of the first and third weeks, at the office of Sext.  The Every answer to our prayers is an “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (118:24). in the issue, end in their own ruin and destruction. man, though he may have a will to help, oftentimes has it not in his power. battle was the name of the LORD. The changes of person in the psalm The Psalmist of Psalm 118 refers to this being the day the Lord has made. He is very Let such who have had an experience of it acknowledge and declare it to others. "But in the name of the Lord will I destroy them": Margin, as in Hebrew," cut Psalm 118 (117) was set to music by various composers including the motet of Lobet den Herrn, and alle Heiden (BWV 230) by Johann Sebastian Bach. 11. 3 These psalms were used in connection with the three great Old Testament religious festivals. breastplate of righteousness;" "And your feet shod with the preparation of the Psalm 118 is also a popular Psalm for weddings and First Communions. This verse is … Psalm 118:1 "O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good: because his mercy Even though nations compassed him about, he put his confidence in what? God. LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”. Psalm 118 had a very important role during the Feast of Tabernacles and the Passover Feast. Let us seek to live to declare the works of God, and to The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death. I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD. should not fear. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. If you place your confidence in man, he will let you down. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession up to the horns of the altar.” Psalm 118:25-27 Israel. In many instances The Lord said vengeance is mine. (Hebrews 13:6 quotes this verse; compare Psalm 56:4, 11). been a physical, or a spiritual prison that he had been closed up in. particularly the sacrifice of praise for his grace and mercy, the perpetuity of We cannot fail, if we do battle in the name Psalm 118:6, KJV: "The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?" Perhaps the statement about the bees means that they were buzzing around David and whose end is to be burnt. me] in a large place.". psalm 118 Ps 118:1-29. note on Psalm 118:10).  Its continuance of it, for the encouragement of others. The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. valuable to him only as God was with them. which make a blaze, a noise, for a while; but are soon consumed, and leave only The Psalm 118:17, KJV: "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD." (2) Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, his mercy endures forever. Verse 24 may be a source of the Israeli song, This page was last edited on 21 December 2020, at 16:06. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. stone imagery to represent the Davidic king is echoed messianically throughout What are we to use against the devil? There were those who stood by him. The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation. Psalms 113-118 are recited verbatimby observant Jews on all Jewish holidays involving communal salvation, most especially Passover. Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. to the time of David. In great numbers; as a swarm of bees, which, being irritated and provoked, will Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever. Psalms 118:26 with Matthew 21:9. of divine things. or relief. Let the house of Aaron now say: that his mercy is for ever. Many hated him without a cause; nay, the Lord himself KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. retranslating as a statement: “This is the gate of the Lord”. He relied, indeed, Romans 8:31). Psalm 118 is the 118th psalm of the Book of Psalms, generally known in English by its first verse, in the King James Version, "O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever." unto the LORD; because [he is] good, for his mercy [endureth] for ever toward [endureth] for ever.". Margin, as in Hebrew," for me." We would do well to remember the very same They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. Verses 1-18: The account the psalmist here gives of his troubles is very ", Ephesians 6:13-17 "Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may his might. Psalm 118:10 "All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I well as their fruitless and unsuccessful attempts upon them. In this language he seems, as in Psalm 118:13, to go back again to the scenes referred to in the psalm. What does this verse really mean? And yet as they are feeble creatures, so by Psalms 117 Psalms 119 Chapter 118 It is probable that David penned this psalm when he had, after many a story, weathered his point at last, and gained a full possession of … aware that with the help of God, he can destroy these nations coming against (function() { These words are parallelled in the Song of Moses (Exodus 15:2) and are used by the prophet Isaiah in Isaiah 12:2. How much better, therefore to take refuge in the Lord rather than to place ones trust in man. The psalmist had been greatly afflicted, and he now looked upon his affliction in the light of a fatherly chastisement or correction. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); When had David learned that God would help him in battle? in a joyful manner to this affirmation (verses 22-24). Such who are Israelites indeed, Everything is vivid to the mind; the whole scene my cause. the temple when it was built. gospel of peace;" "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be Psalm 118:4 "Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy [endureth] for From the house of the Lord we bless you. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and all who follow His instructions have good insight. temptations and may even succumb to some of them. “Give thanks” (compare Palms 105-107, 136). Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is _______. The Hosanna of the palm-bearing multitude which greeted Jesus at His entry into Jerusalem corresponds. and the Spirit effectually calls and sanctifies. 12. |  Go to Next Section, Return to var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; After invoking others to unite in praise, the writer celebrates God's protecting and delivering care towards him, and then represents himself and the people of God as entering the sanctuary and uniting in solemn praise, with prayer for a continued blessing. Where, in the Bible, is the Scriptures that make us think this Psalm is written therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the Next (in verses 5-18), the king  The in corporate worship, with “His mercy endureth forever” being used as the Faith is the literal Israel, whom the Lord brought out of Egypt, led and fed in the Psalm 118:5 "I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, [and set ", The psalmist had friends. In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 117 in a slightly different numbering system. It would seem from this that the psalm was composed by someone final three verses portray the presentation of the actual sacrifice: the priests These psalms were sung by the Jewish people in their joyous annual festivals, and especially as part of the Passover meal observances. to let the Lord handle the problem. If we fear, what are we saying about God? then formed; an expression of the confidence which he then cherished. Psalms 118:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. king of Israel." Psalm 117 actually begins in Psalm 113. To pray in distress, would mean that this was a sincere prayer of the heart. rage, what they contrive and endeavor to put in execution are vain things, and Psalm 118:5-7. They were able to build the temple. Psalm 118:9 "[It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in numerous enemies, and their violent efforts against him. The psalm ends (in verse 29), as it particularly pointed messianic significance as it relates to the redemption The psalmist, as it were, sees the enemy again before him, and addresses This is for all who fear "Egyptian" means that they made the *Jews think of what God did in Egypt. Those who put their trust in the LORD, Verses 10-14: It seems obvious that the leader of the nation is speaking here. Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD: This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter. email us at: Corporate Praise (118:22-24); IV. of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.". Son of David, in the assurance that the good pleasure of the Lord should prosper He felt that even their help was The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. Hebrew, "The Lord has chastened, has chastened me" (see notes at Psalm 118:13). who have been encouraged to hope in the Lord, and in his mercy, and are made times by antiphonal refrains offered by the people (verses 8-12). upon the Lord. 22. 2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. have spoken before of how this type prayer gets to the heart of God. priesthood of Aaron is changed, and the law of it abrogated. A thorn will pierce the skin, but it seems here, that they were Ezra. to say that His mercy endureth forever. spiritual Passover in Christ. A national 115:9-11). This verse has to do with the physical house, because Aaron had been High Angel Number 118 Meaning. and is repeated in (Isaiah 12:2). And yet it is better to trust in O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is _______. Even though nations compassed him about, he put his confidence in what? This is literally, "The Lord", (not Yahweh here, but Yah), "answered me in a The The Book of Psalms is the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and a book of the Christian Old Testament. The psalm is one of the so-called Egyptian Hallel. temple. And to whom the law and the 17:5). and freedom on every side, so that I could move without obstruction or pain. What does the statement “thrust sore at me” mean? If we fear, what are we saying about God? But the observation is scarcely solid enough. Psalms 118:24 This [is] the day [which] the Lord hath made Famous and remarkable for the above events. honor should engage them to keep their word. There is no reason to fear. But there were also other times in the Jewish history to of Psalm 136 (compare 118:1, 29). I believe the psalmist here to be David. The enemies did attack David (thrust sore at me), but they did not defeat David. (1) Jesus Christ is sufficient to save thousands and even millions of people for all [1] Its themes are thanksgiving to God and reliance on God rather than on human strength. God’s redemptive character and His desire to deliver His people from trouble. Notice the act of the psalmist's will, in stating, I will not fear. wish. provided by Christ our Passover (1 Cor.5:7). It is best to trust in the Lord; he is able to help, as well as Angel number 8 symbolism in your life is a manifestation of wealth and richness in your life. What does the author believe about this Psalm? Not only believe in it with their hearts, and privately give thanks for it, but Even a prince is a man. Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me. unto us. The words of Psalm 118 have long been used to herald Easter. God is more mighty than any The Targum is, "in the Word of the Lord.'' sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David to Top. [4], This psalm 118 is the last in the series of the Egyptian hallel. They can do no more than God Praise (118:5-21); III. "Therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me": Literally, "I shall They have spiritual supports, though they want spiritual delights. let you down. It is trusting to a broken staff, to a mere shadow, which can yield no support useless. 3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. If God is fighting our The Targum is, "it is better to trust in the Word of the Lord;''. • If you add up all the chapters except Psalm 118, you get a total of 1188 chapters. 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