Psalm 89:14
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New International Version
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.

New Living Translation
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants.

English Standard Version
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

New American Standard Bible
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.

King James Bible
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; faithful love and truth go before You.

International Standard Version
Righteousness and justice make up the foundation of your throne; gracious love and truth meet before you.

NET Bible
Equity and justice are the foundation of your throne. Loyal love and faithfulness characterize your rule.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your throne is established in righteousness and in judgment, in grace and in truth before your face.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne. Mercy and truth stand in front of you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy throne is composed of righteousness and judgment; mercy and truth go before thy face.

King James 2000 Bible
Righteousness and justice are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.

American King James Version
Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.

American Standard Version
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne: Lovingkindness and truth go before thy face.

Douay-Rheims Bible
justice and judgment are the preparation of thy throne. Mercy and truth shall go before thy face:

Darby Bible Translation
Righteousness and judgment are the foundation of thy throne; loving-kindness and truth go before thy face.

English Revised Version
Righteousness and judgment are the foundation of thy throne: mercy and truth go before thy face.

Webster's Bible Translation
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

World English Bible
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Loving kindness and truth go before your face.

Young's Literal Translation
Righteousness and judgment Are the fixed place of Thy throne, Kindness and truth go before Thy face.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

89:5-14 The more God's works are known, the more they are admired. And to praise the Lord, is to acknowledge him to be such a one that there is none like him. Surely then we should feel and express reverence when we worship God. But how little of this appears in our congregations, and how much cause have we to humble ourselves on this account! That almighty power which smote Egypt, will scatter the enemies of the church, while all who trust in God's mercy will rejoice in his name; for mercy and truth direct all he does. His counsels from eternity, and their consequences to eternity, are all justice and judgment.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14 - Justice and judgment; or, righteousness and justice (Cheyne). The psalmist here rises to a higher level - from that of might to that of right. God is not merely strong to do whatever he wills; but all that he wills is consonant with right and justice. Are the habitation of thy throne; rather, the basis, or "foundation." (So Kay, Cheyne, and the Revised Version.) Mercy and truth shall go before thy face; i.e. shall stand ever in front of thee; be thy inseparable companions. Whatever thou doest shall be done "in truth and equity."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne,.... The seat and throne on which he sits; all the administrations of his kingly power in the government of the world, in the salvation of his people, and in the punishment of his enemies, being according to the strict rules of justice and judgment: or "the preparation of thy throne" (d); all that the Lord does according to the counsel of his will; and these counsels were of old, and were formed in strict justice and judgment, and were a preparation for his future government in providence and grace: or "the establishment of thy throne" (e); the throne of an earthly king is established by righteousness; and so the throne of God, and of Christ, is ordered and established with justice and judgment in the exercise of righteousness for evermore, Proverbs 16:12.

mercy and truth shall go before thy face; be and appear wherever he is; all his ways are mercy and truth, Psalm 25:10, "mercy" in pardoning and saving sinners that come unto him by Christ; and "truth" in performing all his purposes and promises; and these make the joyful sound next mentioned.

(d) "praeparatio sedis tuae". V. L. so the Sept. (e) Basis, "fulchrum et stabilimentum", Michaelis.



Psalm 89:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Sing of His Love Forever
13You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted. 14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You. 15How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:8
And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

Psalm 9:7
The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.

Psalm 85:10
Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.

Psalm 85:13
Righteousness goes before him and prepares the way for his steps.

Psalm 97:2
Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Treasury of Scripture

Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.

justice

Psalm 45:6,7 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom …

Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment …

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, …

Psalm 145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: …

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

habitation. or, establishment

Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne …

mercy

Psalm 89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: your faithfulness …

Psalm 85:13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

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