Although the title ascribes this Ps. to David, it is generally considered to belong to the post-exilic period, of whose earnest piety it is one of the best examples. According to some scholars the speaker is Israel, but this is doubtful.
1. Before] i.e. in front of, in opposition to the (false) gods.
2. Thy name] Thy character, as hitherto revealed. The present fulfilment of thy promise surpasses the renown of all thy former doings.
3. Strengthenedst me] RV 'Thou didst encourage me,' lit. 'madest me proud.'
6. Afar off] RV 'from afar.' They are not hidden from God's eye, or beyond the reach of God's justice.
8. 'Jehovah accomplisheth (all things) for me.' The works of thine own hands] i.e. the Jewish nation, if Israel is the speaker.
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Dummelow, John. "Commentary on Psalms 138". "John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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