PSALM 118:24

“This is the day that the Lord has made”



This Psalm is a prayer of praise to God for His mercy, protection, and many blessings He has granted to us. This verse praises this day which we are living as one made possible by and through God. Therefore we may be thankful and have great gratitude for the gift of life He has given.

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“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”

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Psalm 118:24 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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This זֶה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that This
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the day הַ֭יּוֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
which (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the Lord יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
hath made; עָשָׂ֣ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made
we will rejoice נָגִ֖ילָה Properly, to spin round (under the influence of any violent emotion), i.e., usually rejoice, or (as cringing) fear rejoice
and be glad וְנִשְׂמְחָ֣ה Probably to brighten up, i.e., (figuratively) be (causatively, make) blithe or gleesome glad
in it. וְנִשְׂמְחָ֣ה Probably to brighten up, i.e., (figuratively) be (causatively, make) blithe or gleesome in it

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  • 22  The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.

  • 23  This is the Lord's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

  • 24  This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

  • 25  Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: O Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.

  • 26  Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: we have blessed you out of the house of the Lord.

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