The Psalms

Psalm 138

David praises God for the truth of his word, 1-3. He prophesies that the kings of the earth shall praise God, 4-6. He professes his confidence in God, 7, 8.

1 [A Psalm of David.] I will praise you with my whole heart. Before the gods I will sing praise to you.

2 I will worship toward your holy temple and praise your name for your loving-kindness and for your truth, for you have magnified your word above all your name.

3 In the day when I cried you answered me and strengthened me with strength in my soul.

4 All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth.

5 Indeed, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great.

6 Though the LORD is high, yet he has respect to the lowly. But the proud he knows afar off.

7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you will revive me. You will stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand will save me.

8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me. Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the works your own hands.


Matthew Henry Commentary - Psalms, Chapter 138


[v.6] - Reference, Proverbs 3:34; James 4:6; 1st Peter 5:5.