Psalm 138 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. 1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; before the "gods" I will sing your praise.
2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. 2 I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. 3 When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when they hear the words of thy mouth. 4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth.
5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD. 5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.
6 Though the LORD be high , yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off. 6 Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies , and thy right hand shall save me. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me.
8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. 8 The LORD will fulfill [his purpose] for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.