Psalm 138:8
New International Version
The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.

New Living Translation
The LORD will work out his plans for my life--for your faithful love, O LORD, endures forever. Don't abandon me, for you made me.

English Standard Version
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD will fulfill His purpose in me. O LORD, Your loving devotion endures forever—do not abandon the works of Your hands.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

King James Bible
The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me. LORD, your faithful love endures forever; do not abandon the work of your hands.

Contemporary English Version
You, LORD, will always treat me with kindness. Your love never fails. You have made us what we are. Don't give up on us now!

Good News Translation
You will do everything you have promised; LORD, your love is eternal. Complete the work that you have begun.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me. LORD, Your love is eternal; do not abandon the work of Your hands.

International Standard Version
The LORD will complete what his purpose is for me. LORD, your gracious love is eternal; do not abandon your personal work in me.

NET Bible
The LORD avenges me. O LORD, your loyal love endures. Do not abandon those whom you have made!

New Heart English Bible
The LORD will fulfill that which concerns me; your loving kindness, LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the works of your own hands.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah, abide upon me! Lord Jehovah, your mercies are to eternity and you will not desert the work of your hands!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will do everything for me. O LORD, your mercy endures forever. Do not let go of what your hands have made.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD will accomplish that which concerneth me; Thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever; Forsake not the work of Thine own hands.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Thy lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Thy hands.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; thy mercy, O LORD, endures for ever; forsake not the works of thine own hands.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures forever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

American King James Version
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, endureth for ever; Forsake not the works of thine own hands.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Lord, thou shalt recompense them on my behalf: thy mercy, O Lord, endures for ever: overlook not the works of thine hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord will repay for me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: O despise not the work of thy hands.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah will perfect what concerneth me: thy loving-kindness, O Jehovah, [endureth] for ever; forsake not the works of thine own hands.

English Revised Version
The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever; forsake not the works of thine own hands.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works thy own hands.

World English Bible
Yahweh will fulfill that which concerns me; your loving kindness, Yahweh, endures forever. Don't forsake the works of your own hands. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah doth perfect for me, O Jehovah, Thy kindness is to the age, The works of Thy hands let not fall!
Study Bible
I Will Give You Thanks with All My Heart
7If I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve me from the anger of my foes; You will extend Your hand, and Your right hand will save me. 8The LORD will fulfill His purpose in me. O LORD, Your loving devotion endures forever— do not abandon the works of Your hands.
Cross References
Philippians 1:6
being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will continue to perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Job 10:3
Does it please You to oppress me, to reject the work of Your hands, and favor the schemes of the wicked?

Job 10:8
Your hands shaped me and altogether formed me. Will You now turn and destroy me?

Job 14:15
You will call, and I will answer You; You will desire the work of Your hands.

Psalm 27:9
Hide not Your face from me, nor turn away Your servant in anger. You have been my helper; do not leave me or forsake me, O God of my salvation.

Psalm 57:2
I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me.

Psalm 71:9
Do not discard me in my old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails.

Psalm 100:3
Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

Psalm 119:8
I will keep Your statutes; do not utterly forsake me.

Psalm 119:73
Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding to learn Your commandments.

Psalm 136:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His loving devotion endures forever.

Treasury of Scripture

The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

perfect

Psalm 57:2
I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

Isaiah 26:12
LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

Jeremiah 32:39,40
And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: …

thy mercy

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Psalm 103:17
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

forsake

Psalm 71:6-9,17,18
By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee…

Job 10:3,8
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked? …

Job 14:15
Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.







Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָה֮ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will fulfill [His purpose]
יִגְמֹ֪ר (yiḡ·mōr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1584: To end, come to an end, complete

in me.
בַּ֫עֲדִ֥י (ba·‘ă·ḏî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

O LORD,
יְ֭הוָה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

Your loving devotion
חַסְדְּךָ֣ (ḥas·də·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

endures forever—
לְעוֹלָ֑ם (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

abandon
תֶּֽרֶף׃ (te·rep̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7503: Sink, relax

the works
מַעֲשֵׂ֖י (ma·‘ă·śê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of Your hands.
יָדֶ֣יךָ (yā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - fdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand
(8) Perfect that which concerneth me.--Or, as in the analogous phrase (Psalm 57:2), will complete for me--i.e., either "all my undertakings," or, as in Philippians 1:6, "what he has begun in and for me."

Forsake not.--Better, the works of Thine hands; do not leave them unfinished. (See for the same verb Nehemiah 6:3; Proverbs 4:13 : "let her not go.")

The special intention of the prayer depends on the origin of the psalm. If it arose out of the troubles of rebuilding Jerusalem and reconstituting the state, it is intelligible and expressive. Or the reference may be to all Jehovah's gracious intentions for Israel.

Verse 8. - The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me; i.e. will complete what he has begun for me - will not leave his work unfinished (comp. Psalm 57:2; Philippians 1:6). Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever. Does not suddenly break off and stop. Forsake not the works of thine own hands. This is probably more than a mere personal request. David sees in God's care for himself a portion of his great providential scheme for the redemption of the world.



138:6-8 Though the Lord is high, yet he has respect to every lowly, humbled sinner; but the proud and unbelieving will be banished far from his blissful presence. Divine consolations have enough in them to revive us, even when we walk in the midst of troubles. And God will save his own people that they may be revived by the Holy Spirit, the Giver of life and holiness. If we give to God the glory of his mercy, we may take to ourselves the comfort. This confidence will not do away, but quicken prayer. Whatever good there is in us, it is God works in us both to will and to do. The Lord will perfect the salvation of every true believer, and he will never forsake those whom he has created anew in Christ Jesus unto good works.
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