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Psalm 138

The Lord’s Goodness to the Faithful

A Psalm Of David.

1 I will praise You with my whole heart; aBefore the gods I will sing praises to You.

2 bI will worship ctoward Your holy temple,

And praise Your name

For Your lovingkindness and Your truth;

For You have dmagnified Your word above all Your name.

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

And made me bold with strength in my soul.

4 eAll the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Lord,

When they hear the words of Your mouth.

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

For great is the glory of the Lord.

6 fThough the Lord is on high,

Yet gHe regards the lowly;

But the proud He knows from afar.

7 hThough 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.

8 iThe Lord will 1perfect that which concerns me;

Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;

jDo not forsake the works of Your hands.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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