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Psalm 138:1–6

I will praise thee with my whole heart:

aBefore the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

I will worship btoward cthy holy temple,

And praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth:

For thou hast dmagnified ethy word above all thy name.

In the day when I cried thou answeredst me,

And fstrengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

gAll the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord,

When they hear the words of thy mouth.

Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord:

For great is the glory of the Lord.

hThough the Lord be high, yet hihath he respect unto the lowly:

But ithe proud he knoweth afar off.

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Psalm 138:1–6 — The New International Version (NIV)

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;

before the “gods” I will sing your praise.

I will bow down toward your holy temple

and will praise your name

for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,

for you have so exalted your solemn decree

that it surpasses your fame.

When I called, you answered me;

you greatly emboldened me.

May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord,

when they hear what you have decreed.

May they sing of the ways of the Lord,

for the glory of the Lord is great.

Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;

though lofty, he sees them from afar.

Psalm 138:1–6 — English Standard Version (ESV)

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;

before the gods I sing your praise;

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.

On the day I called, you answered me;

my strength of soul you increased.

All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,

for they have heard the words of your mouth,

and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,

for great is the glory of the Lord.

For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,

but the haughty he knows from afar.

Psalm 138:1–6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I give you thanks, O Lord, with all my heart;

I will sing your praises before the gods.

I bow before your holy Temple as I worship.

I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness;

for your promises are backed

by all the honor of your name.

As soon as I pray, you answer me;

you encourage me by giving me strength.

Every king in all the earth will thank you, Lord,

for all of them will hear your words.

Yes, they will sing about the Lord’s ways,

for the glory of the Lord is very great.

Though the Lord is great, he cares for the humble,

but he keeps his distance from the proud.

Psalm 138:1–6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

I will praise You with my whole heart;

Before the gods I will sing praises to You.

I will worship toward Your holy temple,

And praise Your name

For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;

For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.

In the day when I cried out, You answered me,

And made me bold with strength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Lord,

When they hear the words of Your mouth.

Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,

For great is the glory of the Lord.

Though the Lord is on high,

Yet He regards the lowly;

But the proud He knows from afar.

Psalm 138:1–6 — New Century Version (NCV)

Lord, I will thank you with all my heart;

I will sing to you before the gods.

I will bow down facing your holy Temple,

and I will thank you for your love and loyalty.

You have made your name and your word

greater than anything.

On the day I called to you, you answered me.

You made me strong and brave.

Lord, let all the kings of the earth praise you

when they hear the words you speak.

They will sing about what the Lord has done,

because the Lord’s glory is great.

Though the Lord is supreme,

he takes care of those who are humble,

but he stays away from the proud.

Psalm 138:1–6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

I will give thee thanks with my whole heart:

Before the gods will I sing praises unto thee.

I will worship toward thy holy temple,

And give thanks unto thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth:

For thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

In the day that I called thou answeredst me,

Thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth shall give thee thanks, O Jehovah,

For they have heard the words of thy mouth.

Yea, they shall sing of the ways of Jehovah;

For great is the glory of Jehovah.

For though Jehovah is high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly;

But the haughty he knoweth from afar.

Psalm 138:1–6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

I will give thee thanks with my whole heart; before the gods will I sing psalms of thee. I will bow down toward the temple of thy holiness, and celebrate thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth; for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. In the day when I called thou answeredst me; thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul. All the kings of the earth shall celebrate thee, Jehovah, when they have heard the words of thy mouth; And they shall sing in the ways of Jehovah, for great is the glory of Jehovah.

For Jehovah is high; but he looketh upon the lowly, and the proud he knoweth afar off.

Psalm 138:1–6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I will give thanks to you with all my heart.

I will make music to praise you in front of the false gods.

I will bow toward your holy temple.

I will give thanks to your name because of your mercy and truth.

You have made your name and your promise greater than everything.

When I called, you answered me.

You made me bold by strengthening my soul.

All the kings of the earth will give thanks to you, O Lord,

because they have heard the promises you spoke.

They will sing this about the ways of the Lord:

“The Lord’s honor is great!”

Even though the Lord is high above, he sees humble people close up,

and he recognizes arrogant people from a distance.

Psalm 138:1–6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

I will give You thanks with all my heart;

I will sing Your praise before the heavenly beings.

I will bow down toward Your holy temple

and give thanks to Your name

for Your constant love and truth.

You have exalted Your name

and Your promise above everything else.

On the day I called, You answered me;

You increased strength within me.

All the kings on earth will give You thanks, Lord,

when they hear what You have promised.

They will sing of the Lord’s ways,

for the Lord’s glory is great.

Though the Lord is exalted,

He takes note of the humble;

but He knows the haughty from a distance.

Psalm 138:1–6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;

before the gods I sing your praise;

I bow down toward your holy temple

and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness;

for you have exalted your name and your word

above everything.

On the day I called, you answered me,

you increased my strength of soul.

All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Lord,

for they have heard the words of your mouth.

They shall sing of the ways of the Lord,

for great is the glory of the Lord.

For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly;

but the haughty he perceives from far away.

Psalm 138:1–6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

I give you thanks with my whole heart;

before the gods I sing your praise.

I bow down toward your holy temple

and give thanks to your name,

because of your loyal love and faithfulness,

for you have magnified your word according to all your name.

When I called and you answered me,

you emboldened me in my soul with strength.

All the kings of the earth

will praise you, O Yahweh,

when they have heard the words of your mouth,

and they will sing of the ways of Yahweh,

because Yahweh’s glory is great.

Though Yahweh is high, yet he sees the lowly,

but the proud he perceives at a distance.

Psalm 138:1–6 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

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 loving and faithful.

You have honored your name and your word

more than anything else.

When I called out to you, you answered me.

You made me strong and brave.

Lord, may all of the kings on earth praise you

when they hear about what you have promised.

Lord, may they sing about what you have done,

because your glory is great.

The Lord is in heaven. But he watches over those who are free of pride.

He knows those who are proud and stays far away from them.

Psalm 138:1–6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

I will give You thanks with all my heart;

I will sing praises to You before the gods.

I will bow down toward Your holy temple

And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;

For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.

On the day I called, You answered me;

You made me bold with strength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth will give thanks to You, O Lord,

When they have heard the words of Your mouth.

And they will sing of the ways of the Lord,

For great is the glory of the Lord.

For though the Lord is exalted,

Yet He regards the lowly,

But the haughty He knows from afar.