A Thankful Heart


1 I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing Your praise before the heavenly beings.a

References for Psalms 138:1

    • a 138:1 - Or the gods (Jb 1:6; 2:1), or before judges or kings (Ps 82:1,6-7; Ex 21:6; 22:7-8); Hb Elohim
      2 I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your constant love and faithfulness. You have exalted Your name and Your promise above everything else.b

      References for Psalms 138:2

          3 On the day I called, You answered me; You increased strength within me.c

          References for Psalms 138:3

              4 All the kings on earth will give You thanks, Lord, when they hear what You have promised.d

              References for Psalms 138:4

                • d 138:4 - Lit hear the words of Your mouth
                  5 They will sing of the Lord's ways, for the Lord's glory is great.
                  6 Though the Lord is exalted, He takes note of the humble; but He knows the haughty from afar.
                  7 If I walk in the thick of danger, You will preserve my life from the anger of my enemies. You will extend Your hand; Your right hand will save me.
                  8 The Lord will fulfill [His purpose] for me. Lord, Your love is eternal; do not abandon the work of Your hands.