Compare Translations for Psalm 138:6

Psalm 138:6 ASV
For though Jehovah is high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; But the haughty he knoweth from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 BBE
Though the Lord is high, he sees those who are low; and he has knowledge from far off of those who are lifted up.
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Psalm 138:6 CEB
Even though the LORD is high, he can still see the lowly, but God keeps his distance from the arrogant.
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Psalm 138:6 CJB
For though ADONAI is high, he cares for the lowly; while the proud he perceives from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 RHE
(137-6) For the Lord is high, and looketh on the low: and the high he knoweth afar off.
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Psalm 138:6 ESV
For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 GW
Even though the LORD is high above, he sees humble people [close up], and he recognizes arrogant people from a distance.
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Psalm 138:6 GNT
Even though you are so high above, you care for the lowly, and the proud cannot hide from you.
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Psalm 138:6 HNV
For though the LORD is high, yet he looks after the lowly; But the proud, he knows from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 CSB
Though the Lord is exalted, He takes note of the humble; but He knows the haughty from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 KJV
Though the LORD be high , yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
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Psalm 138:6 LEB
Though Yahweh [is] high, yet he sees [the] lowly, but [the] proud he perceives at a distance.
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Psalm 138:6 NAS
For though the LORD is exalted, Yet He regards the lowly, But the haughty He knows from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 NCV
Though the Lord is supreme, he takes care of those who are humble, but he stays away from the proud.
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Psalm 138:6 NIRV
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.
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Psalm 138:6 NIV
Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 NKJV
Though the Lord is on high, Yet He regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 NLT
Though the LORD is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.
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Psalm 138:6 NRS
For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he perceives from far away.
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Psalm 138:6 RSV
For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly; but the haughty he knows from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 DBY
For Jehovah is high; but he looketh upon the lowly, and the proud he knoweth afar off.
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Psalm 138:6 MSG
And here's why: God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, he knows everything about us.
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Psalm 138:6 WBT
Though the LORD [is] high, yet hath he respect to the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.
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Psalm 138:6 TMB
Though the LORD be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly, but the proud He knoweth afar off.
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Psalm 138:6 TNIV
Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly, but he takes notice of the proud from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 WEB
For though Yahweh is high, yet he looks after the lowly; But the proud, he knows from afar.
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Psalm 138:6 WYC
For the Lord is high, and beholdeth meek things; and knoweth afar high things. (For though the Lord is high above, he looketh upon the meek/he careth for the humble; and he knoweth the proud from afar.)
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Psalm 138:6 YLT
For high [is] Jehovah, and the lowly He seeth, And the haughty from afar He knoweth.
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Psalms 138 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 138

The psalmist praises God for answering prayer. (1-5) The Lord's dealing with the humble and the proud. (6-8)

Verses 1-5 When we can praise God with our whole heart, we need not be unwilling for the whole world to witness our gratitude and joy in him. Those who rely on his loving-kindness and truth through Jesus Christ, will ever find him faithful to his word. If he spared not his own Son, how shall he not with him freely give us all things? If God gives us strength in our souls, to bear the burdens, resist the temptations, and to do the duties of an afflicted state, if he strengthens us to keep hold of himself by faith, and to wait with patience for the event, we are bound to be thankful.

Verses 6-8 Though the Lord is high, yet he has respect to every lowly, humbled sinner; but the proud and unbelieving will be banished far from his blissful presence. Divine consolations have enough in them to revive us, even when we walk in the midst of troubles. And God will save his own people that they may be revived by the Holy Spirit, the Giver of life and holiness. If we give to God the glory of his mercy, we may take to ourselves the comfort. This confidence will not do away, but quicken prayer. Whatever good there is in us, it is God works in us both to will and to do. The Lord will perfect the salvation of every true believer, and he will never forsake those whom he has created anew in Christ Jesus unto good works.

Psalms 138 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 138

Psalms 138:1-8 . David thanks God for His benefits, and anticipating a wider extension of God's glory by His means, assures himself of His continued presence and faithfulness.

1. I will praise thee with my whole heart--(Compare Psalms 9:1 ).
before the gods--whether angels ( Psalms 8:5 ); or princes ( Exodus 21:6 , Psalms 82:6 ); or idols ( Psalms 97:7 ); denotes a readiness to worship the true God alone, and a contempt of all other objects of worship.

2. (Compare Psalms 5:7 ).
thy word above all thy name--that is, God's promise ( 2 Samuel 7:12-16 ), sustained by His mercy and truth, exceeded all other manifestations of Himself as subject of praise.

3-5. That promise, as an answer to his prayers in distress, revived and strengthened his faith; and, as the basis of other revelations of the Messiah, it will be the occasion of praise by all who hear and receive it ( Psalms 68:29 Psalms 68:31 , Isaiah 4:3 ).

5. for great is the glory--or, "when the glory shall be great," in God's fulfilling His purposes of redemption.

6, 7. On this general principle of God's government ( Isaiah 2:11 , 57:15 , 66:2 ), he relies for God's favor in saving him, and overthrowing his enemies.
knoweth afar off--their ways and deserts ( Psalms 1:6 ).

8. God will fulfil His promise.