Psalm 138:2

 

 
(KJV) I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
(1611 KJV) I will worship towards thy holy temple, and praise thy name, for thy louing kindnesse and for thy trueth: for thou hast magnified thy word aboue all thy name.
Counterfeit Versions
(NIV) I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
(NASV) I will bow down toward Your holy temple And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.
(THE MESSAGE) I kneel in worship facing your holy temple and say it again: "Thank you!" Thank you for your love, thank you for your faithfulness; Most holy is your name, most holy is your Word.
(NLT) I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name.
(ESV) I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.
(CEV) I worship at your holy temple and praise you for your love and your faithfulness. You were true to your word and made yourself more famous than ever before.
(CEV) I will bow down facing your holy Temple, and I will thank you for your love and loyalty. You have made your name and your word greater than anything.
(HCSB) I will bow down toward Your holy temple and give thanks to Your name for Your constant love and faithfulness. You have exalted Your name and Your promise above everything else.
(RSV) I bow down toward thy holy temple and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness; for thou hast exalted above everything thy name and thy word.
(NAB-Roman Catholic) I bow low toward your holy temple; I praise your name for your fidelity and love. For you have exalted over all your name and your promise.
 
Affected Teachings
In this verse of Scripture, God is making it very plain to us that His Word can be trusted. In fact, He enforces that by stating that He has magnified His word above His name. This gives us great assurance that whatever God has written in His Word will surely come to pass and none of it is written without reason, even though we may not understand many passages. Remember, it was through the Word of God that Jesus overcame the three temptations that Satan placed before Him and that is the great power of the Word and God wants us to know that it is the same Word which carries the same power today to bring us into victory in any circumstance. The modern versions tend to dilute this truth which God is pointing out to us. Let us stay with the King James Bible because this is the Word which carries the truth and brings us through tough times because it is the undiluted Word of God.

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