Finding Jesus in Psalms 118

When looking at the Hebrew scriptures, we find something interesting, Jesus name is not actually Jesus, it’s Yeshua
Yeshua is strong’s #H3444 and it means salvation, help, deliverance, health. 

We also see when reading the Old Testament, in the original Hebrew language, instead of seeing the word salvation, the word Yeshua pops up again. Why? Because the word Yeshua literally means salvation. 

Lastly, Psalms 113-118 is called the Hallel. Its a Jewish prayer that is sung verbatim, which is used for praise and thanksgiving during Jewish holidays. And remember, Jesus died on Passover, a Jewish holiday. That means Jesus would of been hearing people sing this Hallel everywhere in Jerusalem during His final week before the crucifixion.



Finding Jesus in the Old Testament.

Old Testament

Psalms 118:14-26 – (Written 1,000 years before Christ)
14 The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my Yeshua. 15 Glad songs of Yeshua are in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of the Lord does valiantly, 16 the right hand of the Lord exalts, the right hand of the Lord does valiantly!” 17 I shall not die, but I shall live, and recount the deeds of the Lord. 18 The Lord has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death. 19 Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord. 20 This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous shall enter through it. 21 I thank you that you have answered me and have become my Yeshua. 22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. 23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. 24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Save us, we pray, O Lord! O Lord, we pray, give us success! 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord.



New Testament

Matthew 21:33-42
“Hear another parable. There was a master of a house who planted a vineyard and put a fence around it and dug a wine press in it and built a tower and leased it to tenants, and went into another country. 34 When the season for fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to get his fruit. 35 And the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. 36 Again he sent other servants, more than the first. And they did the same to them. 37 Finally he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ 38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ 39 And they took him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. 40 When therefore the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” 41 They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”

42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:

“‘The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
this was the Lord’s doing,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

43 Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people producing its fruits. 44 And the one who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces; and when it falls on anyone, it will crush him.” 45 When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived that He was speaking about them. 46 And although they were seeking to arrest Him, they feared the crowds, because they held Him to be a prophet.

Also…

Acts 4:10-12
Let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well.11 This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

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6 thoughts on “Finding Jesus in Psalms 118

  1. Thanks for the post my friend. I love the name salvation. I write it Yahshua or YHshua. YaH or YH is the short form for YHVH in Psalms 68:4 Thanks for sharing this very basic of truths. Like you, I love how very to the point Almighty God is in everything. Christ is the only way to the Father and His very name indicates this very thing.

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