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Psalm 138 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Give Thanks to the Lord

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:1 - Of David.
I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:2 - I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:3 - On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:4 - All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD,
for they have heard the words of your mouth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:5 - and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD,
for great is the glory of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:6 - For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly,
but the haughty he knows from afar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:7 - Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:8 - The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.
ESV Footnotes
Or you have exalted your word above all your name
Hebrew you made me bold in my soul with strength

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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