Psalm 138



A Thankful Heart

1 I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods.

1 {A Psalm of David.} I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

1 LORD, I thank you with all of my heart; because you heard the words that I spoke, I will sing your praise before the heavenly beings.

1 I will confess and praise You [O God] with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praises to You.

2 I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.

2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

2 I will bow down in worship toward your holy Temple and give thanks to your name for your gracious love and truth, for you have done great things to carry out your word consistent with your name.

2 I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth and faithfulness; for You have exalted above all else Your name and Your word and You have magnified Your word above all Your name!

3 On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.

3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

3 When I called out, you answered me; you strengthened me.

3 In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) in my inner self.

4 All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O LORD, When they have heard the words of Your mouth.

4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

4 LORD, all the kings of the earth will give you thanks, for they have heard what you have spoken.

4 All the kings of the land shall give You credit and praise You, O Lord, for they have heard of the promises of Your mouth [which were fulfilled].

5 And they will sing of the ways of the LORD, For great is the glory of the LORD.

5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

5 They will sing about the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD!

5 Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord and joyfully celebrate His mighty acts, for great is the glory of the Lord.

6 For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.

6 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

6 Though the LORD is highly exalted, yet he pays attention to those who are lowly regarded, but he is aware of the arrogant from afar.

6 For though the Lord is high, yet has He respect to the lowly [bringing them into fellowship with Him]; but the proud and haughty He knows and recognizes [only] at a distance.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

7 Though I walk straight into trouble, you preserve my life, stretching out your hand to fight the vehemence of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.

8 The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

8 The LORD will complete what his purpose is for me. LORD, your gracious love is eternal; do not abandon your personal work in me. To the Music Director: A Davidic Song

8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever -- "forsake not the works of Your own hands.



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