138
(By David.)
Praise the Lord with all your heart
1With all my heart
I praise you, Lord.
In the presence of angels#138.1 angels: Or “gods” or “supernatural beings” who worship and serve God in heaven or “rulers” or “leaders”.
I sing your praises.
2I worship at your holy temple
and praise you for your love
and your faithfulness.
You were true to your word
and made yourself more famous
than ever before.#138.2 You were … before: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
3When I asked for your help,
you answered my prayer
and gave me courage.#138.3 and gave me courage: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
4All kings on this earth
have heard your promises, Lord,
and they will praise you.
5You are so famous
that they will sing about
the things you have done.
6Though you are above us all,
you care for humble people,
and you keep a close watch
on everyone who is proud.
7I am surrounded by trouble,
but you protect me
against my angry enemies.
With your own powerful arm
you keep me safe.
8You, Lord, will always
treat me with kindness.
Your love never fails.
You have made us what we are.
Don't give up on us now!#138.8 You have … now: Or “Please don't desert your people.”
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