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Psalm 138

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David praises God for the truth of his word.

By David.

138:1 I will give you thanks with my whole heart.
Before the gods, I will sing praises to you.

138:2 I will bow down toward your holy temple,
and give thanks to your Name for your loving kindness and for your truth;
for you have exalted your Name and your Word above all.

138:3 In the day that I called, you answered me.
You encouraged me with strength in my soul.

He prophesies that the kings of the earth shall praise God.

138:4 All the kings of the earth will give you thanks, Yahweh,
for they have heard the words of your mouth.

138:5 Yes, they will sing of the ways of Yahweh;
for great is Yahweh’s glory.

138:6 For though Yahweh is high, yet he looks after the lowly;
but the proud, he knows from afar.

He professes his confidence in God.

138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me.
You will stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies.
Your right hand will save me.

138:8 Yahweh will fulfill that which concerns me;
your loving kindness, Yahweh, endures forever.
Don’t forsake the works of your own hands.

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