Of David. 138 I shall laud you with all my heart.+In front of other gods* I shall make melody to you.+ 2 I shall bow down toward your holy temple,+And I shall laud your name,+Because of your loving-kindness*+ and because of your trueness.*+For you have magnified your saying+ even above all your name.+ 3 On the day that I called, you also proceeded to answer me;+You began to make me bold in my soul with strength.+ 4 All the kings of the earth will laud you, O Jehovah,+For they will have heard the sayings of your mouth. 5 And they will sing about the ways of Jehovah,+For the glory of Jehovah is great.+ 6 For Jehovah is high, and yet the humble one he sees;+But the lofty one he knows only from a distance.+ 7 If I should walk in the midst of distress, you will preserve me alive.+Because of* the anger of my enemies you will thrust out your hand,+And your right hand will save me.+ 8 Jehovah himself will complete what is in my behalf.+O Jehovah, to time indefinite is your loving-kindness.+Do not desert the works of your own hands.+
^ “Gods.” Heb., ʼelo·himʹ; LXXSyVg, “angels”; T, “judges.”
^ Or, “loyal love.”
^ “Your trueness (truthfulness; truth).” Heb., ʼamit·teʹkha (from ʼemethʹ).
^ Or, “Against.”