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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CommentaryClarke'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
'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
Second Sunday in Lent
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,
Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children--
Your word, LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
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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