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Psalm 138 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A psalm of David. I give you thanks, O LORD, with all my heart; I will sing your praises before the gods. 1 I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; before the "gods" I will sing your praise.
2 I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness, because your promises are backed by all the honor of your 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 When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need. 3 When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.
4 Every king in all the earth will give you thanks, O LORD, for all of them will hear your words. 4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth.
5 Yes, they will sing about the LORD's ways, for the glory of the LORD is very great. 5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.
6 Though the LORD is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud. 6 Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.
7 Though I am surrounded by troubles, you will preserve me against the anger of my enemies. You will clench your fist against my angry enemies! Your power 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 The LORD will work out his plans for my life -- for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me. 8 The LORD will fulfill [his purpose] for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.