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This is my personal name - my memorial name - forever

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Submitted by Oliver (United States), Mar 19, 2008 at 21:57

Psa 138:2 I will worshipH7812 towardH413 thy holyH6944 temple,H1964 and praiseH3034 (H853) thy nameH8034 forH3588 thy lovingkindnessH2617 and forH5921 thy truth:H571 forH3588 thou hast magnifiedH1431 thy wordH565 aboveH5921 allH3605 thy name.H8034 [KJV]

Psa 138:2 I will bow7812 down7812 toward413 Your holy6944 temple1964 And give3034 thanks3034 to Your name8034 for Your lovingkindness2617a and Your truth571; For You have magnified1431 Your word565a according5921 to all3605 Your name8034. [NASB]

Psa 138:2 I will bow down toward Thy holy temple, and give thanks unto Thy name for Thy mercy and for Thy truth; for Thou hast magnified Thy word above all Thy name. [JPS]

Psa 138:2 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. [ESV]

Psa 138:2 אשׁתחוהH7812 אלH413 היכלH1964 קדשׁךH6944 ואודהH3034 אתH853 שׁמךH8034 עלH5921 חסדךH2617 ועלH5921 אמתךH571 כיH3588 הגדלתH1431 עלH5921 כלH3605 שׁמךH8034 אמרתך׃H565

Jennifer

I don't know if you will be able to ‘see' the Hebrew, but you should still be able to make out the Strong numbers. Anyway I'm hoping you can help me in translating this verse.

First I present a word-for-word translation:

Psa 182:2 Worship7812 toward413 temple1964 holy6944 praise3034 self853 name8034 above5921 lovingkindness2617 above5921 truth571 for3588 magnify1431 above5921 all3605 name8034 word565

Now my own thought-for-thought translation:

Psa 182:2 I worship toward the Holy Temple, and praise Your personal Name, above Your lovingkindness, above Your truth, for You magnify IT above every name and utterance.

Besides MY humble attempt – I like the ESV the best – what say you?

1Co 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers (sisters), be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

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