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Psalm 138 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Lord, I will praise you with all my heart. In front of those who think they are gods I will sing praise to you. 1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; before the "gods" I will sing your praise.
2 I will bow down facing your holy temple. I will praise your name, because you are loving and faithful. You have honored your name and your word more than anything else. 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 out to you, you answered me. You made me strong and brave. 3 When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.
4 Lord, may all of the kings on earth praise you when they hear about what you have promised. 4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth.
5 Lord, may they sing about what you have done, because your glory is great. 5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.
6 The LORD is in heaven. But he watches over those who are free of pride. He knows those who are proud and stays far away from them. 6 Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.
7 Trouble is all around me, but you keep me alive. You reach out your hand to put a stop to the anger of my enemies. With your powerful 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 Lord, you will do everything you have planned for me. Lord, your faithful love continues forever. You have done so much for us. Don't stop now. 8 The LORD will fulfill [his purpose] for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.