Psalm 89
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I Will Sing of His Love Forever

A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

I will sing of the loving devotion of the LORD forever;

with my mouth I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generations.

2For I have said, “Loving devotion is built up forever;

in the heavens You establish Your faithfulness.”

3You said, “I have made a covenant with My chosen one,

I have sworn to David My servant:

4‘I will establish your offspring forever

and build up your throne for all generations.’”

Selah

5The heavens praise Your wonders, O LORD—

Your faithfulness as well—

in the assembly of the holy ones.

6For who in the skies can compare with the LORD?

Who among the heavenly beingsa is like the LORD?

7In the council of the holy ones, God is greatly feared,

and awesome above all who surround Him.

8O LORD God of Hosts, who is like You?

O mighty LORD, Your faithfulness surrounds You.

9You rule the raging sea;

when its waves mount up, You still them.

10You crushed Rahab like a carcass;

You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.

11The heavens are Yours, and also the earth.

The earth and its fullness You founded.

12North and south You created;

Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.

13Mighty is Your arm; strong is Your hand.

Your right hand is exalted.

14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;

loving devotion and faithfulness go before You.

15Blessed are those who know the joyful sound,

who walk, O LORD, in the light of Your presence.

16They rejoice in Your name all day long,

and in Your righteousness they exult.

17For You are the glory of their strength,

and by Your favor our horn is exalted.

18Surely our shield belongs to the LORD,

and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

19You once spoke in a vision;

to Your godly ones You said,

“I have bestowed help on a warrior;

I have exalted one chosen from the people.

20I have found David My servant;

with My sacred oil I have anointed him.

21My hand will sustain him;

surely My arm will strengthen him.

22No enemy will exact tribute;

no wicked man will oppress him.

23I will crush his foes before him

and strike down those who hate him.

24My faithfulness and loving devotion will be with him,

and through My name his horn will be exalted.

25I will set his hand over the sea,

and his right hand upon the rivers.

26He will call to Me, ‘You are my Father,

my God, the Rock of my salvation.’

27I will indeed appoint him as My firstborn,

the highest of the kings of the earth.

28I will forever preserve My loving devotion for him,

and My covenant with him will stand fast.

29I will establish his line forever,

his throne as long as the heavens endure.

30If his sons forsake My law

and do not walk in My judgments,

31if they violate My statutes

and fail to keep My commandments,

32I will attend to their transgression with the rod,

and to their iniquity with stripes.

33But I will not withdraw My loving devotion from him,

nor ever betray My faithfulness.

34I will not violate My covenant

or alter the utterance of My lips.

35Once and for all I have sworn by My holiness—

I will not lie to David—

36his offspring shall endure forever,

and his throne before Me like the sun,

37like the moon, established forever,

a faithful witness in the sky.”

Selah

38But You have spurned and rejected him;

You are enraged by Your anointed one.

39You have renounced the covenant with Your servant

and sullied his crown in the dust.

40You have broken down all his walls;

You have reduced his strongholds to rubble.

41All who pass by plunder him;

he has become a reproach to his neighbors.

42You have exalted the right hand of his foes;

You have made all his enemies rejoice.

43You have bent the edge of his sword

and have not sustained him in battle.

44You have ended his splendor

and cast his throne to the ground.

45You have cut short the days of his youth;

You have covered him with shame.

Selah

46How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever?

Will Your wrath keep burning like fire?

47Remember the briefness of my lifespan!

For what futility have You created all men?

48What man can live and never see death?

Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol?

Selah

49Where, O Lord, is Your loving devotion of old,

which You swore steadfastly to David?

50Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants,

which I bear in my heart from so many people—

51how Your enemies have taunted, O LORD,

and have mocked every step of Your anointed one!

52Blessed be the LORD forever!

Amen and amen.



Footnotes:

6 a Or the sons of God or the sons of might


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