138 With all my heart I praise you, Lord. In the presence of angels[a] I sing your praises. 2 I 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.[b] 3 When I asked for your help, you answered my prayer and gave me courage.[c]
4 All kings on this earth have heard your promises, Lord, and they will praise you. 5 You are so famous that they will sing about the things you have done. 6 Though you are above us all, you care for humble people, and you keep a close watch on everyone who is proud.
7 I am surrounded by trouble, but you protect me against my angry enemies. With your own powerful arm you keep me safe.
8 You, 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![d]
138.1angels: Or “gods” or “supernatural beings” who worship and serve God in heaven or “rulers” or “leaders.”
138.2You were. . . before: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
138.3and gave me courage: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
138.8You have. . . now: Or “Please don’t desert your people.”
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
You've successfully created your account! For the best Bible Gateway experience, consider an upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus. For less than the cost of a latte each month, you'll get reduced banner ads and a huge digital Bible study library. Try it free for 30 days!