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Psalm 118:8-9

It

is better to take refuge in Yahweh, than to put confidence in man. It is better to take refuge in Yahweh, than to put confidence in princes.
Psalm 118:8-9


Context

Psalm 118 [1.] Give thanks to Yahweh, for he is good,
for his loving kindness endures forever.
Let Israel now say
that his loving kindness endures forever.
Let the house of Aaron now say
that his loving kindness endures forever.
Now let those who fear Yahweh say
that his loving kindness endures forever.
Out of my distress, I called on Yah.
Yah answered me with freedom.
Yahweh is on my side. I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
Yahweh is on my side among those who help me.
Therefore I will look in triumph at those who hate me.
It is better to take refuge in Yahweh,
than to put confidence in man.
It is better to take refuge in Yahweh,
than to put confidence in princes.


Psalm 118 [10.] All the nations surrounded me,
but in Yahweh’s name, I cut them off.
They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me.
In Yahweh’s name I indeed cut them off.
They surrounded me like bees.
They are quenched like the burning thorns.
In Yahweh’s name I cut them off.
You pushed me back hard, to make me fall,
but Yahweh helped me.
Yah is my strength and song.
He has become my salvation.
The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous.
“The right hand of Yahweh does valiantly.
The right hand of Yahweh is exalted!
The right hand of Yahweh does valiantly!”
I will not die, but live,
and declare Yah’s works.
Yah has punished me severely,
but he has not given me over to death.
Open to me the gates of righteousness.
I will enter into them.
I will give thanks to Yah.


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PIB Scriptures are derived from the World English Bible