Psalm 89:20
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New International Version
I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him.

New Living Translation
I have found my servant David. I have anointed him with my holy oil.

English Standard Version
I have found David, my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him,

New American Standard Bible
"I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him,

King James Bible
I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have found David My servant; I have anointed him with My sacred oil.

International Standard Version
I have found my servant David; I have anointed him with my sacred oil,

NET Bible
I have discovered David, my servant. With my holy oil I have anointed him as king.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I have found David my Servant; I have anointed him with the oil of my holiness.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I found my servant David. I anointed him with my holy oil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have found David my slave; I anointed him with the oil of my holiness,

King James 2000 Bible
I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

American King James Version
I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

American Standard Version
I have found David my servant; With my holy oil have I anointed him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have found David my servant: with my holy oil I have anointed him.

Darby Bible Translation
I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

English Revised Version
I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

Webster's Bible Translation
I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

World English Bible
I have found David, my servant. I have anointed him with my holy oil,

Young's Literal Translation
I have found David My servant, With My holy oil I have anointed him.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

89:19-37 The Lord anointed David with the holy oil, not only as an emblem of the graces and gifts he received, but as a type of Christ, the King Priest, and Prophet, anointed with the Holy Ghost without measure. David after his anointing, was persecuted, but none could gain advantage against him. Yet all this was a faint shadow of the Redeemer's sufferings, deliverance, glory, and authority, in whom alone these predictions and promises are fully brought to pass. He is the mighty God. This is the Redeemer appointed for us, who alone is able to complete the work of our salvation. Let us seek an interest in these blessings, by the witness of the Holy Spirit in our hearts. As the Lord corrected the posterity of David for their transgressions, so his people shall be corrected for their sins. Yet it is but a rod, not a sword; it is to correct, not to destroy. It is a rod in the hand of God, who is wise, and knows what he does; gracious, and will do what is best. It is a rod which they shall never feel, but when there is need. As the sun and moon remain in heaven, whatever changes there seem to be in them, and again appear in due season; so the covenant of grace made in Christ, whatever alteration seems to come to it, should not be questioned.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 20. - I have found David my servant (comp. 1 Samuel 16:1; Acts 13:22). With my holy oil have I anointed him (see 1 Samuel 16:13)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I have found David my servant,.... Not David literally; but his Son and antitype, the Messiah, who is sometimes called by his name; See Gill on Psalm 89:3, and his "finding" him does not suppose any ignorance of him, nor anxious solicitude in seeking him, nor any

fortuitous event; but is attributed to God by an anthropopathy, or speaking after the manner of men; for it is an act of the highest wisdom, and richest grace, to find out, that is, to pick and appoint, in council and covenant, his own Son to be his servant, to be the Redeemer and Saviour of sinners, and to be a ransom for them, Job 33:24. The Apostle Paul seems to refer to this passage in Acts 13:22.

with my holy oil have I anointed him: not with material oil, as David, his type, 1 Samuel 16:13 but with the Holy Ghost, which may well be called holy oil, in allusion to the holy anointing oil under the law; the oil of gladness with which Christ was anointed above his fellows, and without measure, at the time of his conception and birth, at his baptism and ascension to heaven, and even, in some sense, from all eternity; for so early is he said to be anointed, and to be possessed with all fulness of grace, being invested with and installed into his office as Mediator; and from this anointing he has the name of Messiah and Christ, both which signify anointed, Acts 10:38.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

20. I have found—having sought and then selected him (1Sa 16:1-6).

Psalm 89:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Sing of His Love Forever
19Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said, "I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people. 20"I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him, 21With whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen him.…
Cross References
Acts 13:22
After removing Saul, he made David their king. God testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.'

1 Samuel 13:14
But now your kingdom will not endure; the LORD has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him ruler of his people, because you have not kept the LORD's command."

1 Samuel 16:1
The LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king."

1 Samuel 16:13
So Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the presence of his brothers, and from that day on the Spirit of the LORD came powerfully upon David. Samuel then went to Ramah.

2 Samuel 23:1
These are the last words of David: "The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse, the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High, the man anointed by the God of Jacob, the hero of Israel's songs:

1 Kings 1:39
Zadok the priest took the horn of oil from the sacred tent and anointed Solomon. Then they sounded the trumpet and all the people shouted, "Long live King Solomon!"

Psalm 89:38
But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
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