Psalm 138 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Thank you! Everything in me says "Thank you!" Angels listen as I sing my thanks. 1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; before the "gods" I will sing your praise.
2 I kneel in worship facing your holy temple and say it again: "Thank you!" Thank you for your love, thank you for your faithfulness; Most holy is your name, most holy is your Word. 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 The moment I called out, you stepped in; you made my life large with strength. 3 When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.
4 When they hear what you have to say, God, all earth's kings will say "Thank you." 4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth.
5 They'll sing of what you've done: "How great the glory of God!" 5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.
6 And here's why: God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, he knows everything about us. 6 Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.
7 When I walk into the thick of trouble, keep me alive in the angry turmoil. With one hand strike my foes, With your other hand 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 Finish what you started in me, God. Your love is eternal - don't quit on me now. 8 The LORD will fulfill [his purpose] for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.