PS 138 David praises God for his goodness, and foretells that other kings will praise him, ver. 1-5. He rejoices in hope of still greater blessings, ver. 6-8. A psalm of David.
Verse 1. The gods - Before kings and princes.
Verse 2. Temple - Where the ark was. He was not permitted to enter into it. Magnified - For thou hast glorified thy word or promise unto me more than any other of thy glorious perfections.
Verse 4. The kings - A prophecy of the calling of the Gentiles. Hear - The gospel preached among then.
Verse 5. The ways - His wonderful counsel and gracious providences.
Verse 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.