Psalm 89:2
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New International Version
I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.

King James Bible
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

Darby Bible Translation
For I said, Loving-kindness shall be built up for ever; in the very heavens wilt thou establish thy faithfulness.

World English Bible
I indeed declare, "Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them."

Young's Literal Translation
For I said, 'To the age is kindness built, The heavens! Thou dost establish Thy faithfulness in them.'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Mercy shall be built up for ever - God's goodness is the foundation on which his mercy rests; and from that source, and on that foundation, acts of mercy shall flow and be built up for ever and ever.

Thy faithfulness shalt thou establish - What thou hast promised to do to the children of men on earth, thou dost register in heaven, and thy promise shall never fail.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

mercy

Psalm 36:5 Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them that fear him, and his righteousness to children's children;

Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech you, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God...

Nehemiah 9:17,31 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them; but hardened their necks...

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

Ephesians 1:6,7 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved...

faithfulness

Psalm 89:5,37 And the heavens shall praise your wonders, O LORD: your faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints...

Psalm 119:89 For ever, O LORD, your word is settled in heaven.

Psalm 146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keeps truth for ever:

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it?...

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

Library
Continual Sunshine
'Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.'--PSALM lxxxix. 15. The Psalmist has just been setting forth, in sublime language, the glories of the divine character--God's strength, His universal sway, the justice and judgment which are the foundation of His Throne, the mercy and truth which go as heralds before His face. A heathen singing of any of his gods would have gone on to describe the form and features of the god or goddess who
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The People's Christ
We do not believe that Israel or Judah ever had a better ruler than David; and we are bold to affirm that the reign of the man "chosen out of the people" outshines in glory the reigns of high-bred emperors, and princes with the blood of a score of kings running in their veins. Yea, more, we will assert that the humility of his birth and education, so far from making him incompetent to rule, rendered him, in a great degree, more fit for his office, and able to discharge its mighty duties. He could
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Atonement.
We come now to the consideration of a very important feature of the moral government of God; namely, the atonement. In discussing this subject, I will-- I. Call attention to several well-established principles of government. 1. We have already seen that moral law is not founded in the mere arbitrary will of God or of any other being, but that it has its foundation in the nature and relations of moral agents, that it is that rule of action or of willing which is imposed on them by the law of their
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Second Sunday in Lent
Text: First Thessalonians 4, 1-7. 1 Finally then, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as ye received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, even as ye do walk,--that ye abound more and more. 2 For ye know what charge we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye abstain from fornication; 4 that each one of you know how to possess himself of his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust,
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II

Cross References
Nehemiah 1:5
Then I said: "LORD, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

Psalm 36:5
Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.

Psalm 103:17
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children--

Psalm 119:89
Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.

Psalm 119:90
Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.

Psalm 143:1
A psalm of David. LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.

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