Psalm 138 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I will give thee thanks with my whole heart: Before the gods will I sing praises 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 give thanks unto 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 that I called thou answeredst me, Thou didst encourage 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 give thee thanks, O Jehovah, For they have heard 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 of the ways of Jehovah; For great is the glory of Jehovah. 5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.
6 For though Jehovah is high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; But the haughty he knoweth from afar. 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 wilt stretch forth thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies, And thy right hand will 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 Jehovah will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, [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.