The translated Bible text has yet to go through Advanced Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f8881a6a8093745 proud people ~ proud people think that they are good and https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/psalms-138.html. In the day that I called thou answeredst me, Thou didst encourage me with strength in my soul.". 1871-8. However, as Barnes declared, "In this passage it undoubtedly refers to the tabernacle. (1 Corinthians 11:10.) Ver. His people agree to love and obey him. *LORD, your kind love will always continue. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. written in EasyEnglish Level A (1200 words). *psalmist was the person that wrote the psalm. of promised to do for his people. Psalm 138:1, KJV: "{A Psalm of David.} Before kings and princes, by comparing this with Psalms 138:4, All kings (provoked by my example) shall praise thee; and with Psalms 119:46, I will speak of thy testimonies before kings. know. The words "for David" are part of the Hebrew psalm. about what you have done. See note on Exodus 22:8. I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. This does not mean that he would do this in the presence of other gods; but that Yahweh should be acknowledged to be God in preference to any or all of them. But the English version is favoured by 2 Samuel 7:22-23, which, in a similarly triumphant tone, declares, in connection with God's promise to David, the superiority of Yahweh to the pagan gods (cf. your name https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-138.html. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. A Psalm of David. Keeps His promises (v. 2). to his people. PSALM 138 OVERVIEW. Whole Psalm. would do things to make everybody thank him, not just *Jews. Look after Whoever wrote the psalm is thanking God (verses 1 and 2). The refrain of the former Psalm is in his ears, and he repeats it as his own personal conviction and consolation. Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail. Sometimes we say they gods. The noun אלהים, Elohim, sometimes means angels, and sometimes kings, and either meaning will suit with the passage before us. Here, God agrees to love and give help Psalms 138:1-8 -David will praise God with his whole heart, for the Lord's wonderful promise exceeding all His earlier deeds, and such as the pagan gods had never fulfilled to their rotaries; this was in answer to prayer (Psalms 138:1-3). The Psalmist is here at his devotions, with his hymn of praise. Hebrew. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". like Babylon and Assyria. The words "for David" are part of the Hebrew psalm. See on Psalms 82:1 ; Psalms 82:6. Verse 2: "Your name" means more than just "Commentary on Psalms 138:1". love will always continue". I will praise thee with my whole heart - I have received the highest favors from thee, and my whole soul should acknowledge my obligation to thy mercy. ASV. "Commentary on Psalms 138:1". But he can still see --Christopher Wordsworth. This Psalm is wisely placed. Used by Permission. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. v2   I will fall down I will praise thee with my whole heart — (Compare Psalm 9:1). (Berthier). "Commentary on Psalms 138:1". I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". This may be explained of Christ, whose sufferings and resurrection were foreseen. They called it a He will “I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.”. © 2017 QuotesCosmos ● Home ● About ● Privacy ● Terms ● Principles ● Sitemap ● Contact. All rights reserved. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/psalms-138.html. that never fails. Before the gods will I sing praise unto thee - The idols; all idols; in preference to them all. The *exile was when the *Jews’ enemies made them live in What does this verse really mean? holy ~ all good with no bad in it; separate from *sin; Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Hebrew Scripture. The again. 9., and Romans viii. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-138.html. Psalm 138:1 Translation & Meaning. Nor could there be need of any intermediate agents, when it was well known that God himself was present in the sanctuary, sitting between the cherubim. the world will thank you, *LORD. Many Bible students think that the *psalmist wrote Psalm 138 long after "*Praises" are words that say how great Psalm 5 in Book 1 of the Psalms of David for more about the word "righteous". A Psalm of David. v6   The *LORD is high Finding the new version too difficult to understand? two people (or groups of people) agree. This is exercise which degenerates and is degraded in the case of hypocrites to a mere sound of empty words, but he states that he would return thanks to God not with the lips only, but with sincerity of heart, for by the whole heart, as we have elsewhere seen, is meant a heart which is sincere and not double. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. name for God. These eight Psalms are the devout Israelite's Manual of private prayer and praise. David thanks God for His benefits, and anticipating a wider extension of God‘s glory by His means, assures himself of His continued presence and faithfulness. I will sing your *praises in front of the (false) The notes explain some of the words with a *star by them. Finish the work of your hands. Title. to say "what God does on the earth". All other rights reserved. very, very good; only God is really holy. (Abenezra) --- Proved me. You made me brave and strong. "God" or "*LORD". The praise David speaks of is that which is of a public kind. "*holy *temple" (verse 2) because they believed that God lived in it. He virtually challenges the pagan so-called "gods" to verify, if they could, their claim to divinity, by showing any boon like this which they had ever bestowed (cf. Psalm 138:1, NLT: "A psalm of David. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/psalms-138.html. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. That is why they will thank you. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. David praiseth God for the truth of his word: he prophesieth that the kings of the earth shall praise God: he professeth his confidence in God. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. We agree with Leupold that, "Up to this point, we have found the inscriptions in the Hebrew text to be at least defensible. The 1983-1999. It means everything that God is. when there is trouble all round me. (Haydock) --- The expression is similar to that of coming in and going out, Acts i. righteous ~ very good (only God is really righteous). who needs help. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The first clause of the verse is the assurance of faith, and this second one reaches to the full assurance of understanding. And find what God has The Story of Psalm 138. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/psalms-138.html. somebody is. (Calmet) --- God sounds the very heart, Jeremias xvii. Also he can see what *proud people are doing. Ver. But they: God has *glory because he is great. Psalm 138:1-2. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Verse 1: The false gods were the gods of other countries, Whoever edited and arranged these sacred poems, he had an eye to apposition and contrast; for if in Psalms 137:1-9 we see the need of silence before revilers, here we see the excellence of a brave confession. *psalmist spoke the Hebrew language. I will give thee thanks with my whole heart: Before the gods will I sing praises unto thee. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-138.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/psalms-138.html.