A Psalm of David.
1I give thee thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing thy praise;
2I bow down toward thy holy temple
and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness;
for thou hast exalted above everything
thy name and thy word.#138.2 Cn: Heb thou hast exalted thy word above all thy name
3On the day I called, thou didst answer me,
my strength of soul thou didst increase.#138.3 Syr Compare Gk Tg: Heb thou didst make me arrogant in my soul with strength
4All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of thy mouth;
5and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
for great is the glory of the Lord.
6For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly;
but the haughty he knows from afar.
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
thou dost preserve my life;
thou dost stretch out thy hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and thy right hand delivers me.
8The Lord will fulfil his purpose for me;
thy steadfast love, O Lord, endures for ever.
Do not forsake the work of thy hands.