Psalm 138 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 By David: I give you thanks with all my heart. Not to idols, but to you I sing praise. 1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; before the "gods" I will sing your praise.
2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your grace and truth; for you have made your word [even] greater than the whole of your reputation. 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 When I called, you answered me, you made me bold and strong. 3 When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.
4 All the kings of the earth will thank you, ADONAI, when they hear the words you have spoken. 4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth.
5 They will sing about ADONAI's ways, "Great is the glory of ADONAI!" 5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.
6 For though ADONAI is high, he cares for the lowly; while the proud he perceives from afar. 6 Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.
7 You keep me alive when surrounded by danger; you put out your hand when my enemies rage; with your right hand you 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 ADONAI will fulfill his purpose for me. Your grace, ADONAI, continues forever. Don't abandon the work of your hands! 8 The LORD will fulfill [his purpose] for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.