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.

I will praise thee with my whole heart: even before the [a]gods will I praise thee.

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.

When I called, then thou heardest me, and hast [c]increased strength in my soul.

All the [d]kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord: for they have heard the words of thy mouth.

And they shall sing of the ways of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord is great.

For the Lord is high, yet he beholdeth the lowly, but the proud he knoweth [e]afar off.

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.

The Lord will [f]perform his work toward me: O Lord, thy mercy endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine hands.


  1. Psalm 138:1 Even in the presence of Angels and of them that have authority among men.
  2. 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.
  3. Psalm 138:3 Thou hast strengthened me against mine outward and inward enemies.
  4. Psalm 138:4 All the world shall confess that thou hast wonderfully preserved me, and performed thy promise.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.