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1By David:
I give you thanks with all my heart.
Not to idols, but to you I sing praise.
2I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your grace and truth;
for you have made your word [even] greater
than the whole of your reputation.
3When I called, you answered me,
you made me bold and strong.
4All the kings of the earth will thank you, Adonai,
when they hear the words you have spoken.
5They will sing about Adonai’s ways,
“Great is the glory of Adonai!”
6For though Adonai is high, he cares for the lowly;
while the proud he perceives from afar.
7You keep me alive when surrounded by danger;
you put out your hand when my enemies rage;
with your right hand you save me.
8Adonai will fulfill his purpose for me.
Your grace, Adonai, continues forever.
Don’t abandon the work of your hands!