Psalms - Chapter 138


The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

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

1 <Of David.> I will give you praise with all my heart: I will make melody to you before the gods.

2 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

2 I will give worship before your holy Temple, praising your name for your mercy and for your unchanging faith: for you have made your word greater than all your name.

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

3 When my cry came to your ears you gave me an answer, and made me great 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.

4 All the kings of the earth will give you praise, O Lord, when the words of your mouth come to their ears.

5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the glory of the LORD.

5 They will make songs about 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.

6 Though the Lord is high, he sees those who are low; and he has knowledge from far off of those who are lifted up.

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.

7 Even when trouble is round me, you will give me life; your hand will be stretched out against the wrath of my haters, and your right hand will be my salvation.

8 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

8 The Lord will make all things complete for me: O Lord, your mercy is eternal; do not give up the works of your hands.




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