Psalm 138
International Standard Version Par ▾ 

Thanksgiving to God

1LORD,a I thankb you with all of my heart;

because you heard the words that I spoke,c

I will sing your praise before the heavenly beings.d

2I 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.

3Whene I called out, you answered me;

you strengthened me.

4LORD, all the kings of the earth will give you thanks,

for they have heard what you have spoken.f

5They will sing about the ways of the LORD,

for great is the glory of the LORD!

6Though the LORD is highly exalted,

yet he pays attention to those who are lowly regarded,

but he is aware of the arrogant from afar.

7Though 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.

8The LORD will complete what his purpose is for me.

LORD, your gracious love is eternal;

do not abandon your personal work in me.g

a 138:1 So LXX DSS 11QPs; MT and Aquilla lack LORD
b 138:1 So MT; LXX reads acknowledge
c 138:1 So LXX; MT DSS lack this line
d 138:1 Or the gods; LXX reads the angels
e 138:3 Lit. In the day
f 138:4 Lit. heard the words of your mouth
g 138:8 Lit. abandon the work of your hand

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