138. PRAISE.
H3  P1  1-4. To Yahaveh. Praise.
     Q1  5,6. Of Yahaveh.
    P2  7. To Yahaveh.
     Q2  8-. Of Yahaveh.
    P3  -8. To Yahaveh.

Psalm 138)

1 I will praise You with my whole heart:
Before the gods (see Ex. 22:8) will I sing praise to You.
2 I will worship toward Your holy house (or palace),
And praise Your name for Your loving-kindness and for Your truth:
For You have magnified Your sayings (i.e. by fulfilling it beyond all expectations) above all Your name.
3 In the day when I cried You answered me,
And encouraged (or embolden) me with strength in myself.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O LORD,
When they have heard 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 Though the LORD be high, yet has He regard to the lowly:
But the proud He knows afar off.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will make me alive (or sustain in life):
You shall stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and Your right hand shall save me.

8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me:

Your loving-kindness (or grace), O LORD, endures for ever:
Forsake not the works of Your own hands.

(To the chief Musician.)

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