The poet had experienced what the psalms call “a day of trouble” (see Psalms 20:1, 27:5; 41:1), a “day of … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 138… Psalm 138. 136 w Give thanks to the L ord, for he is good, x for his steadfast love endures forever. # 138.3 Syr Compare Gk Tg: Heb you made me arrogant in my soul with strength that it surpasses your fame. 3 On the day … 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 your name and your word above everything.. 3 On the day I called, you answered me, you increased … Psalm 138 Thanksgiving and Praise. Responsive Liturgical Paraphrase at The Billabong by Rev Jeff Shrowder, Uniting Church in Australia: Proper B5/Ordinary B10 1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down toward your holy temple . (6-8) 1-5 When we can praise God with our whole heart, we need not be unwilling for the whole world to witness our gratitude and joy in him. Gordon Churchyard. Psalm 138. Psalm 138 . The psalmist praises God for answering prayer. This psalm of thanksgiving — one of those songs that was composed after its author had come through a rather tight scrape — offers praise to the Lord in response to an experience of deliverance. A word list at the end explains the other words … 1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; . and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word . 3. for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree. The notes explain some of the words with a *star by them. Psalm 138 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above e... Read verse in New Revised Standard above everything. ... Psalm 138’s distinctive emphasis on kings offering praise may mean that this psalm was composed by or for a king or governor. and will praise your name. above everything. 1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. I bow down toward your holy temple. 2 I will bow down toward your holy temple. 138:1 I give you thanks, O LORD, 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 your name and your word above everything. Of David. Of David. 3 Give thanks to y the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever; 4 to him who alone z does great wonders, Words in boxes are from the Bible. Prayers and Meditations, Psalm 138, Timeless Psalms, Joan Stott. Those who rely on his loving-kindness and truth through … For proclamation, the NRSV paragraphing of three stanzas works well, each having roughly seven verbal phrases. Commentary for Psalms 138 . by Erika Marksbury Scripture Reading: Psalm 138 (NRSV) “I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word above… # 138.2 Cn: Heb you have exalted your word above all your name 3 On the day I called, you answered me, you increased my strength of soul. Psalm 138. Scripture Text (NRSV). His Steadfast Love Endures Forever. On the day I … Of David. Thanksgiving and Praise. Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the *Hebrew Bible. above everything. and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness; for you have exalted your name and your word. Psalm 138. An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 138. www.easyenglish.bible. Psalm 138. The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 138, (Pentecost 2B), Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms, 2015. 1. I give you thanks, O L ord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2. 2 Give thanks to y the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. a. Whatever its origin, all believers can sing and pray this psalm today with … (1-5) The Lord's dealing with the humble and the proud.