Of David.

Thanksgiving for Yahweh’s Goodness

1 I give you thanks with my whole heart; before [the] gods I sing your praise.

References for Psalms 138:1

    • a 138:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm
      2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name, because of your loyal love and faithfulness, for you have magnified your word according to all your name.

      References for Psalms 138:2

        • b 138:2 - Or "promise"
        • c 138:2 - Or "beyond all your name"
          3 {When} I called and you answered me, you emboldened me in my soul [with] strength.

          References for Psalms 138:3

            • d 138:3 - Literally "In the day"
              4 All [the] kings of [the] earth will praise you, O Yahweh, when they have heard the words of your mouth,

              References for Psalms 138:4

                • e 138:4 - Or "heard about the words"
                  5 and they will sing of the ways of Yahweh, because Yahweh's glory [is] great.
                  6 Though Yahweh [is] high, yet he sees [the] lowly, but [the] proud he perceives at a distance.

                  References for Psalms 138:6

                    • f 138:6 - Hebrew "knows"
                      7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me alive. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my enemies, and you save me [with] your right hand.
                      8 Yahweh accomplishes [things] for my benefit. O Yahweh, your loyal love [endures] forever; do not abandon the works of your hands.