Chapter 138

David praiseth God for the truth of his word.

1)I will praise thee with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

2)I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth; for that hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

3)In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

4)All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

5)Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord; for great is the glory of the Lord.

6)Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; but the proud he knoweth afar off.

7)Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me; thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

8)The Lord will perfect me in knowledge, concerning his kingdom. I will praise thee O Lord, forever; for thou art merciful, and wilt not forsake the works of thine own hands.