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Psalm 138

Of David.

138 I give thanks to you with all my heart, Lord.[a]
    I sing your praise before all other gods.
I bow toward your holy temple
    and thank your name
    for your loyal love and faithfulness
        because you have made your name and word
        greater than everything else.[b]
On the day I cried out, you answered me.
    You encouraged me with inner strength.[c]

Let all the earth’s rulers give thanks to you, Lord,
    when they hear what you say.
Let them sing about the Lord’s ways
    because the Lord’s glory is so great!
Even though the Lord is high,
    he can still see the lowly,
    but God keeps his distance from the arrogant.

Whenever I am in deep trouble,
    you make me live again;
    you send your power against my enemies’ wrath;
    you save me with your strong hand.
The Lord will do all this for my sake.

Your faithful love lasts forever, Lord!
    Don’t let go of what your hands
    have made.


  1. Psalm 138:1 LXX, Syr, Tg, DSS (11QPsa); MT lacks Lord.
  2. Psalm 138:2 Correction; Heb uncertain
  3. Psalm 138:3 Heb uncertain

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