In Psalm 118, the author is writing about His adversities. It's not written when times are good, but when times are really hard. Situations were changing. The Psalmist cried out to God in anguish, he was surrounded on all sides by the enemy. He felt pushed back, and about to fall. Yet right in the midst of huge struggles shared, this chapter both starts and ends with the same verse, of giving thanks and praise unto God. "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever." v. 1,29. Give thanks no matter what, Give thanks when your down, give thanks when nothing goes right, give thanks to the Lord. Such a powerful reminder to us, True joy is never dependent on our circumstances. Definition of joy in the Bible is our strength in Nehemiah 8:10...for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Rejoice in the Lord today!
His word is so good.
King James Bible
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
New International Version
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
New Living Translation
Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! No one can measure his greatness.
Contemporary English Version
You are wonderful, LORD, and you deserve all praise, because you are much greater than anyone can understand.
Good News Translation
The LORD is great and is to be highly praised; his greatness is beyond understanding.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yahweh is great and is highly praised; His greatness is unsearchable.
International Standard Version
The LORD is great, and to be praised highly, though his greatness is indescribable.
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