The Message

Psalm 138

A David Psalm

11-3 Thank you! Everything in me says “Thank you!”
    Angels listen as I sing my thanks.
I kneel in worship facing your holy temple
    and say it again: “Thank you!”
Thank you for your love,
    thank you for your faithfulness;
Most holy is your name,
    most holy is your Word.
The moment I called out, you stepped in;
    you made my life large with strength.

4-6 When they hear what you have to say, God,
    all earth’s kings will say “Thank you.”
They’ll sing of what you’ve done:
    “How great the glory of God!”
And here’s why: God, high above, sees far below;
    no matter the distance, he knows everything about us.

7-8 When I walk into the thick of trouble,
    keep me alive in the angry turmoil.
With one hand
    strike my foes,
With your other hand
    save me.
Finish what you started in me, God.
    Your love is eternal—don’t quit on me now.

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.