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Psalms 138

Overview

Psalms 138:1, David praises God for the truth of his word; Psalms 138:4, He prophesies that the kings of the earth shall praise God; Psalms 138:7, He professes his confidence in God.

Five manuscripts omit ledawid ; and the LXX and Arabic prefix also the names of Haggai and Zechariah; and it is probable that it was composed to be sung at the dedication of the second temple.

Verse 1

I will praise: Psalms 9:1, Psalms 86:12, Psalms 86:13, Psalms 103:1, Psalms 103:2, Psalms 111:1, 1 Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians 5:19

with my whole: The versions and several manuscripts add Jehovah.

before: Psalms 82:1, Psalms 82:6, Psalms 119:46, Exodus 22:28, John 10:34-36, Acts 23:5, Hebrews 1:14

the gods: Or, God, Elohim

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 29:10 - David blessed 2 Chronicles 6:4 - who hath with Psalms 57:9 - General Psalms 108:1 - I will Psalms 109:30 - I will praise Colossians 2:18 - intruding Colossians 3:16 - singing

Verse 2

toward: Psalms 5:7, Psalms 28:2, Psalms 99:5, Psalms 99:9, 1 Kings 8:29, 1 Kings 8:30, Daniel 6:10

and praise: Psalms 36:5, Psalms 36:6, Psalms 85:10, Psalms 86:15, Psalms 89:1, Psalms 89:2, Psalms 100:4, Psalms 100:5, Psalms 115:1, Isaiah 63:7, Micah 7:18-20, Luke 1:68-72, John 1:17, Romans 15:8, Romans 15:9

for thou hast: Psalms 56:4, Psalms 56:10, Isaiah 42:21, Matthew 5:18, Matthew 24:35, John 10:35

Reciprocal: Exodus 34:6 - truth 2 Samuel 7:21 - thy word's 1 Kings 8:15 - hath 2 Chronicles 6:4 - who hath with Psalms 48:10 - According Psalms 71:22 - even Psalms 75:1 - for that Psalms 91:4 - his truth Psalms 119:58 - be merciful Acts 13:48 - glorified Romans 3:4 - let God Colossians 2:18 - intruding 1 Thessalonians 5:24 - Faithful 2 Thessalonians 3:1 - be 1 Timothy 1:11 - glorious

Verse 3

In the day: Psalms 18:6, Psalms 34:4-6, Psalms 77:1, Psalms 77:2, Isaiah 65:24

strengthenedst: Psalms 27:14, Psalms 29:11, Psalms 63:8, Isaiah 12:2, Isaiah 40:29-31, Isaiah 41:10, Zechariah 10:12, 2 Corinthians 12:8-10, Ephesians 3:16, Ephesians 6:10, Philippians 4:13, Colossians 1:11, 1 Peter 5:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 2:24 - God heard Deuteronomy 11:8 - that ye may Deuteronomy 33:25 - and as thy 1 Samuel 17:37 - The Lord Nehemiah 6:9 - Now therefore Job 23:6 - but he would Psalms 3:4 - I cried Psalms 6:9 - hath heard Psalms 31:24 - shall Psalms 38:15 - hear Psalms 73:26 - but Psalms 86:16 - give Isaiah 40:31 - renew Daniel 10:19 - thou hast John 5:19 - and

Verse 4

All the kings: Psalms 72:11, Psalms 102:15, Psalms 102:22, Isaiah 49:23, Isaiah 60:3-5, Isaiah 60:16, Revelation 11:15, Revelation 21:24

when they hear: Psalms 22:22, Psalms 22:27, Psalms 51:13, Psalms 69:30-32, Psalms 71:18

Reciprocal: Judges 5:3 - O ye kings 2 Chronicles 6:33 - that all people Psalms 18:49 - will I give thanks Psalms 35:18 - praise Psalms 57:9 - General Psalms 67:4 - O let Psalms 108:3 - praise Psalms 109:30 - I will praise Psalms 148:11 - Kings Isaiah 62:2 - all kings Jeremiah 31:7 - Sing Zephaniah 2:11 - and men Zechariah 8:20 - there Romans 15:10 - General

Verse 5

they shall: Isaiah 52:7-10, Isaiah 65:14, Isaiah 66:10-14, Jeremiah 31:11, Jeremiah 31:12, Zephaniah 3:14, Zephaniah 3:15, Matthew 21:5-9, Luke 19:37, Luke 19:38

for great: Psalms 21:5, Exodus 15:11, Exodus 33:18, Exodus 33:19, Isaiah 6:1-3, Malachi 1:11, John 13:31, John 13:32, John 17:1, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Ephesians 1:6, Ephesians 1:12, Revelation 4:11, Revelation 5:12-14, Revelation 7:12, Revelation 19:1

Reciprocal: Judges 5:3 - O ye kings 2 Chronicles 6:33 - that all people 2 Chronicles 17:6 - in the ways Psalms 27:6 - I will Psalms 35:18 - praise Psalms 57:9 - General Psalms 67:4 - O let Psalms 72:11 - all kings Psalms 108:3 - praise Psalms 148:11 - Kings Isaiah 62:2 - all kings Jeremiah 31:7 - Sing Zechariah 8:20 - there Romans 15:10 - General

Verse 6

Though: Psalms 51:17, Psalms 113:5, Psalms 113:6, 1 Samuel 2:7, 1 Samuel 2:8, Proverbs 3:34, Isaiah 57:15, Isaiah 66:2, Luke 1:51-53, Luke 14:11, Luke 18:14, James 4:6, 1 Peter 5:5, 1 Peter 5:6

but the proud: Exodus 18:11, Job 40:11, Job 40:12, Isaiah 2:11, Isaiah 2:17, Ezekiel 28:2-9, Daniel 4:37, Daniel 5:20-24, Acts 12:22, Acts 12:23

afar off: Psalms 139:2, Matthew 25:41, 2 Thessalonians 1:9

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:9 - for I 2 Samuel 22:28 - but thine Job 22:29 - the humble person Job 36:5 - despiseth Psalms 7:7 - return Psalms 101:5 - an high Psalms 119:21 - rebuked Proverbs 8:13 - pride Proverbs 15:25 - destroy Proverbs 15:29 - far Proverbs 16:19 - to be Jeremiah 48:29 - his loftiness Ezekiel 16:49 - pride Habakkuk 2:5 - a proud man Matthew 23:12 - General Luke 1:48 - regarded Romans 11:20 - Be Ephesians 4:2 - lowliness

Verse 7

Though I walk: Psalms 23:3, Psalms 23:4, Psalms 41:7, Psalms 41:8, Psalms 66:10-12, Job 13:15, Job 19:25, Job 19:26, Isaiah 57:16

thou wilt: Psalms 71:20, Psalms 71:21, Psalms 85:6, Psalms 119:49, Psalms 119:50

thou shalt stretch: Psalms 35:1-3, Psalms 56:1, Psalms 56:2, Psalms 56:9, Psalms 64:7, Psalms 64:8, Psalms 77:10, Psalms 144:1, Psalms 144:2, Isaiah 5:25, Isaiah 9:12, Isaiah 9:17, Isaiah 9:21, Isaiah 10:4, Micah 7:8-10

and thy right: Psalms 17:7, Psalms 18:35, Psalms 44:3, Psalms 44:5-7, Psalms 60:5, Isaiah 41:10, Acts 2:33

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:9 - for I 1 Samuel 17:37 - The Lord 1 Kings 1:29 - hath Ezra 9:8 - reviving Psalms 20:1 - hear Psalms 25:10 - the paths Psalms 25:19 - Consider Psalms 27:5 - For in Psalms 59:16 - day Psalms 91:15 - I will be Psalms 143:11 - Quicken Jeremiah 14:8 - in time Hosea 14:7 - revive Habakkuk 3:2 - O Lord Matthew 14:31 - stretched 1 Peter 5:10 - strengthen

Verse 8

perfect: Psalms 57:2, Isaiah 26:12, Jeremiah 32:39, Jeremiah 32:40, John 15:2, Romans 5:10, Romans 8:28-30, Philippians 1:6, 1 Thessalonians 5:24

thy mercy: Psalms 100:5, Psalms 103:17

forsake: Psalms 71:6-9, Psalms 71:17, Psalms 71:18, Job 10:3, Job 10:8, Job 14:15, Isaiah 42:16, Isaiah 43:21, 1 Peter 1:3-5, 1 Peter 4:19, Jude 1:1

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:4 - his work 1 Samuel 17:37 - The Lord 2 Chronicles 7:6 - because his mercy Psalms 68:28 - strengthen Psalms 119:73 - Thy hands Isaiah 19:25 - Blessed Isaiah 40:28 - fainteth Isaiah 64:8 - all are Habakkuk 3:2 - O Lord Ephesians 2:10 - we are Philippians 3:12 - already perfect 2 Thessalonians 1:11 - fulfil Hebrews 12:2 - finisher Hebrews 13:21 - Make

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 138". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-138.html.