Amplified Bible

Psalm 138

Thanksgiving for the Lord’s Favor.

A Psalm of David.

1I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I sing praises to You before the [pagan] gods.

I will bow down [in worship] toward Your holy temple
And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word together with Your name.

On the day I called, You answered me;
And You made me bold and confident with [renewed] strength in my life.


All the kings of the land will give thanks and praise You, O Lord,
When they have heard of the promises of Your mouth [which were fulfilled].

Yes, they will sing of the ways of the Lord [joyfully celebrating His wonderful acts],
For great is the glory and majesty of the Lord.

Though the Lord is exalted,
He regards the lowly [and invites them into His fellowship];
But the proud and haughty He knows from a distance.


Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.

The Lord will accomplish that which concerns me;
Your [unwavering] lovingkindness, O Lord, endures forever—
Do not abandon the works of Your own hands.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 138

Psalm 138

A psalm of David.

Lord, I will praise you with all my heart.
    In front of those who think they are gods
    I will sing praise to you.
I will bow down facing your holy temple.
    I will praise your name,
    because you are always loving and faithful.
You have honored your holy word
    even more than your own fame.
When I called out to you, you answered me.
    You made me strong and brave.

Lord, may all the kings on earth praise you
    when they hear about what you have decided.
Lord, may they sing about what you have done,
    because your glory is great.

Though the Lord is high above all, he cares for the lowly.
    Though he is in heaven above, he sees them on earth below.
Trouble is all around me,
    but you keep me alive.
You reach out your hand to put a stop to the anger of my enemies.
    With your powerful right hand you save me.
Lord, you will show that I was right to trust you.
    Lord, your faithful love continues forever.
    You have done so much for us, so don’t stop now.