136 w Give thanks to the L ord, for he is good, x for his steadfast love endures forever. Gordon Churchyard. (1-5) The Lord's dealing with the humble and the proud. Psalm 138. Psalm 138. 2 Give thanks to y the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. The notes explain some of the words with a *star by them. ... Psalm 138’s distinctive emphasis on kings offering praise may mean that this psalm was composed by or for a king or governor. # 138.3 Syr Compare Gk Tg: Heb you made me arrogant in my soul with strength and will praise your name. A word list at the end explains the other words … I bow down toward your holy temple. for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree. # 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. above everything. 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 … 2 I will 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 . 3 On the day … 1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; . 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 . I give you thanks, O L ord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2. Of David. 1. 3 Give thanks to y the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever; 4 to him who alone z does great wonders, 1 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. The psalmist praises God for answering prayer. 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… The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 138, (Pentecost 2B), Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms, 2015. 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. His Steadfast Love Endures Forever. Psalm 138. Of David. Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the *Hebrew Bible. Psalm 138 . For proclamation, the NRSV paragraphing of three stanzas works well, each having roughly seven verbal phrases. Scripture Text (NRSV). (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. Prayers and Meditations, Psalm 138, Timeless Psalms, Joan Stott. On the day I … Of David. above everything. Commentary for Psalms 138 . a. that it surpasses your fame. 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… 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 Whatever its origin, all believers can sing and pray this psalm today with … Words in boxes are from the Bible. 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. 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