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Psalms 138

Of David.

1 I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart;
     before the "gods" I will sing your praise.
2 I will bow down toward your holy temple
     and will praise your name
     for your love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
     your name and your word.
3 When I called, you answered me;
     you made me bold and stouthearted.
4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, O Lord,
     when they hear the words of your mouth.
5 May they sing of the ways of the Lord,
     for the glory of the Lord is great.
6 Though the Lord is on high, he looks upon the lowly,
     but the proud he knows from afar.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
     you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes,
     with your right hand you save me.
8 The LORD will fulfill [his purpose] for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever - do not abandon the works of your hands.