138 1 I give you thanks, O Yahweh, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
138 2 I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted above everything your name and your word. 138 3 On the day I called, you answered me,
my strength of soul you increased.
138 4 All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O Yahweh,
for they have heard the words of your mouth;
138 5 and they shall sing of the ways of Yahweh,
for great is the glory of Yahweh.
138 6 For though Yahweh is high, he regards the lowly;
but the haughty he knows from afar.
138 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
138 8 Yahweh will fulfil his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Yahweh, endures for ever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.