Psalms 138
A Thankful Heart
1I will give You thanks with all my heart; # Ps 111:1
I will sing Your praise before the heavenly beings. # Or before the gods, or before judges, or before kings ; Hb elohim # Ps 82:1,6-7; 95:3; 96:5
2I will bow down toward Your holy temple
and give thanks to Your name
for Your constant love and truth.
You have exalted Your name
and Your promise above everything else. # 1Kg 8:29; Ps 5:7; 28:2
3On the day I called, You answered me;
You increased strength within me. # Hb obscure # Ps 28:7; 46:1
4All the kings on earth will give You thanks, Lord,
when they hear what You have promised. # Lit hear the words of Your mouth # Ps 72:11; 102:15
5They will sing of the Lord’s ways,
for the Lord’s glory is great. # Ps 21:5; 145:7
6Though the Lord is exalted,
He takes note of the humble;
but He knows the haughty from a distance. # Ps 113:4-7; Pr 3:34; Jms 4:6
7If I walk into the thick of danger,
You will preserve my life
from the anger of my enemies. # Ps 23:4
You will extend Your hand;
Your right hand will save me. # Ps 20:6; 60:5
8The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me. # Ps 57:2; Php 1:6
Lord, Your love is eternal;
do not abandon the work of Your hands. # Jb 10:3; Ps 100:3

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