1599 Geneva Bible
138 1 David with great courage praiseth the goodness of God toward him, the which is so great, 4 That it is known to foreign princes, who shall praise the Lord together with him. 6 And he is assured to have the like comfort of God in the time following, as he had heretofore.
A Psalm of David.
1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: even before the [a]gods will I praise thee.
2 I will worship toward thine holy [b]Temple and praise thy Name, because of thy loving-kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy Name above all things by thy word.
3 When I called, then thou heardest me, and hast [c]increased strength in my soul.
4 All the [d]kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord: for they have heard the words of thy mouth.
5 And they shall sing of the ways of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord is great.
6 For the Lord is high, yet he beholdeth the lowly, but the proud he knoweth [e]afar off.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet wilt thou revive me: thou wilt stretch forth thine hand upon the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
8 The Lord will [f]perform his work toward me: O Lord, thy mercy endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine hands.
- Psalm 138:1 Even in the presence of Angels and of them that have authority among men.
- Psalm 138:2 Both the Temple and ceremonial service at Christ’s coming were abolished: so that now God will be worshipped only in spirit and truth, John 4:23.
- Psalm 138:3 Thou hast strengthened me against mine outward and inward enemies.
- Psalm 138:4 All the world shall confess that thou hast wonderfully preserved me, and performed thy promise.
- Psalm 138:6 Distance of place cannot hinder God to show mercy to his, and to judge the wicked though they think that he is far off.
- Psalm 138:8 Though mine enemies rage never so much, yet the Lord, which hath begun his work in me, will continue his grace to the end.