Psalms 138:5

5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.

Psalms 138:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.
ESV
5 and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD.
NLT
5 Yes, they will sing about the LORD ’s ways, for the glory of the LORD is very great.
MSG
5 They'll sing of what you've done: "How great the glory of God!"
CSB
5 They will sing of the Lord's ways, for the Lord's glory is great.

Psalms 138:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 138:5

Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord
Which are all mercy and truth; ways of pleasantness, and paths of peace: so the eunuch went on his way, and in the ways of the Lord rejoicing, ( Acts 8:39 ) ; Or, "they shall sing of the ways of the Lord" F20; of the excellency, pleasure, and usefulness of them;

for great [is] the glory of the Lord;
shown in the works of creation; more especially in the person of Christ, and in the glorious work of redemption and salvation by him; and of which there will be a great display throughout the earth in the latter day, by means of the Gospel, the great spread of it, and the multitude of persons converted by it; which will make the ways of the Lord still more pleasant; see ( Isaiah 6:3 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F20 (hwhy ykrdb) "de viis Jehovae", Piscator, Schmidt; so some in Vatablus.

Psalms 138:5 In-Context

3 When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me.
4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed.
5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.
6 Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.
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.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 51:14; Psalms 71:16; Psalms 145:7
  • 2. Psalms 21:5