Psalms 138:7-8

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 vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.

Psalms 138:7-8 Meaning and Commentary


\\<>\\. This psalm is generally thought to have been written by David upon his being advanced to the throne; on account of which he praises the Lord, who had supported him under many exercises, and had made good his promise to him, at least in part; and he firmly believed the accomplishment of the rest, that he would perfect what concerned him, Ps 138:8. It seems as if this psalm was composed between his being king over Judah and over all Israel. Though Theodoret understands the psalm as a thanksgiving of the Jews upon their return from Babylon, which David prophesied of. The Syriac version calls it a thanksgiving with a prophecy; as indeed it is a prophecy of the Messiah's kingdom, and of the calling of the Gentiles in the latter day, as appears from Ps 138:4.

Cross References 10

  • 1. Psalms 23:4
  • 2. S Psalms 41:2
  • 3. S Exodus 7:5
  • 4. Psalms 7:6; Jeremiah 51:25
  • 5. Psalms 20:6; Psalms 60:5; Psalms 108:6
  • 6. Psalms 17:7,14; Psalms 71:20
  • 7. Psalms 57:2; Philippians 1:6
  • 8. S Ezra 3:11; Psalms 100:5
  • 9. S Psalms 51:11
  • 10. S Job 10:3,8; Job 14:15
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