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Psalms 138:8

    Psalms 138:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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 (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord will make all things complete for me: O Lord, your mercy is eternal; do not give up the works of your hands.

    Webster's Revision

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 138:8

    The Lord will perfect - Whatever is farther necessary to be done, he will do it.

    Forsake not the works of thine own hands - My body - my soul; thy work begun in my soul; thy work in behalf of Israel; thy work in the evangelization of the world; thy work in the salvation of mankind. Thou wilt not forsake these.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 138:8

    The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me - He will complete what he has begun. He will not begin to interpose in my behalf, and then abandon me. He will not promise to save me, and then fail to fulfill his promise. He will not encourage me, and then cast me off. So of us. He will complete what he begins. He will not convert a soul, and then leave it to perish. "Grace will complete what grace begins." See the notes at Philippians 1:6.

    Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever - See the notes at Psalm 136:1.

    Forsake not the works of thine own hands - What thou hast made; what thou hast begun to do. Do not leave me to perish. Prayer is one of the means - and an essential means - by which the saints are to be kept unto salvation. The doctrine of the "perseverance of the saints." is not inconsistent with prayer, but rather prompts to it; and he who professes to rely on that doctrine, and feels so safe that he does not need to pray, and does not pray, gives certain evidence that he has never been converted, and has no true religion.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 138:8

    138:8 Perfect - Will finish the great work of my deliverance. Forsake not - Or, do not give over, the work of my salvation, which is thus far advanced, not by any human help, but by thy power and providence.