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Psalm 138 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Thankful Heart

Of David.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:1 -

I will give you thanks with all my heart;

I will sing your praise before the heavenly beings.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:2 -

I will bow down toward your holy temple

and give thanks to your name

for your constant love and truth.

You have exalted your name

and your promise above everything else.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:3 -

On the day I called, you answered me;

you increased strength within me.[fn]

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All the kings on earth will give you thanks, LORD,

when they hear what you have promised.[fn]

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They will sing of the LORD’s ways,

for the LORD’s glory is great.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:6 -

Though the LORD is exalted,

he takes note of the humble;

but he knows the haughty from a distance.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:7 -

If I walk into the thick of danger,

you will preserve my life

from the anger of my enemies.

You will extend your hand;

your right hand will save me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:8 -

The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me.

LORD, your faithful love endures forever;

do not abandon the work of your hands.

CSB Footnotes
Or before the gods, or before judges, or before kings ; Hb elohim
Or You have exalted your promise above all your name
Hb obscure
Lit hear the words of your mouth

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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