- Is one of six psalms (113-118) of which Hallel is composed. On all days when Hallel is recited, this psalm is recited in its entirety, with the final ten verses being recited twice each.
- Verse 1 is recited by some following Psalm 126 preceding Birkat Hamazon.
- Verse 5 is recited prior to the Shofar blowing on Rosh Hashanah.
- Verses 5-9 are part of Tashlikh.
- Verse 25 is part of the long Tachanun recited on Mondays and Thursdays.
This Psalm was quoted by Jesus and writers of the New Testament. In Matthew 21:42 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'?" Opposition and difficulties are seen in this Psalm but in the midst of it God will display His salvation. This verse is also referred to in Mark 12:10, Luke 20:17, Acts 4:11, and 1 Peter 2:7.
This Psalm also contains the center verses of the Protestant Bible (verses 8-9). The placement is unique in other ways. The shortest Psalm is immediately before and invites the nations (the gentiles) to join in exalting God. The longest Psalm is immediately after which is an extended doxology of praise related to the law of Moses.
- The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 638-40
- The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 183
- The Complete Artscroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah page 435
- The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 771.
- The Complete Artscroll Siddur page 131