Psalm 89:8
8O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD?
         Your faithfulness also surrounds You.

9You rule the swelling of the sea;
         When its waves rise, You still them.

10You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain;
         You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.

11The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
         The world and all it contains, You have founded them.

12The north and the south, You have created them;
         Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.

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.

16In Your name they rejoice all the day,
         And by Your righteousness they are exalted.

17For You are the glory of their strength,
         And by Your favor our horn is exalted.

18For our shield belongs to the LORD,
         And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

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.

22“The enemy will not deceive him,
         Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

23“But I shall crush his adversaries before him,
         And strike those who hate him.

24“My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him,
         And in My name his horn will be exalted.

25“I shall also set his hand on the sea
         And his right hand on the rivers.

26“He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
         My God, and the rock of my salvation.’

27“I also shall make him My firstborn,
         The highest of the kings of the earth.

28“My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever,
         And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.

29“So I will establish his descendants forever
         And his throne as the days of heaven.

30“If his sons forsake My law
         And do not walk in My judgments,

31If they violate My statutes
         And do not keep My commandments,

32Then I will punish their transgression with the rod
         And their iniquity with stripes.

33“But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him,
         Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.

34“My covenant I will not violate,
         Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.

35“Once I have sworn by My holiness;
         I will not lie to David.

36“His descendants shall endure forever
         And his throne as the sun before Me.

37“It shall be established forever like the moon,
         And the witness in the sky is faithful.”


38But You have cast off and rejected,
         You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.

39You have spurned the covenant of Your servant;
         You have profaned his crown in the dust.

40You have broken down all his walls;
         You have brought his strongholds to ruin.

41All who pass along the way plunder him;
         He has become a reproach to his neighbors.

42You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
         You have made all his enemies rejoice.

43You also turn back the edge of his sword
         And have not made him stand in battle.

44You have made his splendor to cease
         And cast his throne to the ground.

45You have shortened the days of his youth;
         You have covered him with shame.


46How long, O LORD?
         Will You hide Yourself forever?
         Will Your wrath burn like fire?

47Remember what my span of life is;
         For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!

48What man can live and not see death?
         Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol?


49Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord,
         Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?

50Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants;
         How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,

51With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD,
         With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.

52Blessed be the LORD forever!
         Amen and Amen.

NASB ©1995

Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
O Jehovah God of hosts, Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O Jehovah? And thy faithfulness is round about thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord God of hosts, who is like to thee? thou art mighty, O Lord, and thy truth is round about thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, God of hosts, who is like unto thee, the strong Jah? And thy faithfulness is round about thee.

English Revised Version
O LORD God of hosts, who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O JAH? and thy faithfulness is round about thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like to thee? or to thy faithfulness around thee?

World English Bible
Yahweh, God of Armies, who is a mighty one, like you? Yah, your faithfulness is around you.

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, God of Hosts, Who is like Thee -- a strong Jah? And Thy faithfulness is round about Thee.
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

December the Ninth National Blessedness
"Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound." --PSALM lxxxix. 1-18. Blessed is the people who love the sound of the silver trumpet which calls to holy convocation! Blessed is the people who are sacredly impatient for the hour of holy communion! Blessed is the people "in whose heart are the highways to Zion." And in what shall their blessedness consist? In illumination. "They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance." The favour of the Lord shall shine upon them when they walk
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

September the Sixteenth the Steadfastness of the Lord
"My covenant shall stand fast." --PSALM lxxxix. 19-29. Such a divine assurance ought to make me perfectly quiet in spirit. Restlessness in a Christian always spells disloyalty. The uncertainty is born of suspicion. There is a rift in the faith, and the disturbing breath of the devil blows through, and destroys my peace. If I am sure of my great Ally, my heart will not be troubled, neither will it be afraid. And such a divine assurance ought to make me bold in will and majestic in labour. I ought
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

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

The Blessing of God.
NUMB. VI. 22-27. We have already seen the grace of GOD making provision that His people, who had lost the privilege of priestly service, might draw near to Him by Nazarite separation and consecration. And not as the offence was the free gift: those who had forfeited the privilege of priestly service were the males only, but women and even children might be Nazarites; whosoever desired was free to come, and thus draw near to GOD. We now come to the concluding verses of Numb. vi, and see in them one
James Hudson Taylor—Separation and Service

A vision of the King.
ONE of the most blessed occupations for the believer is the prayerful searching of God's holy Word to discover there new glories and fresh beauties of Him, who is altogether lovely. Shall we ever find out all which the written Word reveals of Himself and His worthiness? This wonderful theme can never be exhausted. The heart which is devoted to Him and longs through the presence and indwelling of the Holy Spirit to be closer to the Lord, to hear and know more of Himself, will always find something
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

The City of God. Index of Subjects.
Abel, the relation of, to Christ, [1]299. See Cain. Abraham, the era in the life of, from which a new succession begins, [2]318; time of the migration of, [3]319, etc.; the order and nature of God's promises to, [4]320, etc.; the three great kingdoms existing at the time of the birth of, [5]321; the repeated promises of the land of Canaan made to, and to his seed, [6]321; his denial of his wife in Egypt, [7]322; the parting of Lot and, [8]322; the third promise of the land to, [9]322; his victory
St. Augustine—On Christian Doctrine In Four Books.

Unity of Moral Action.
CAN OBEDIENCE TO MORAL LAW BE PARTIAL? 1. What constitutes obedience to moral law? We have seen in former lectures, that disinterested benevolence is all that the spirit of moral law requires; that is, that the love which it requires to God and our neighbor is good-willing, willing the highest good or well-being of God, and of being in general, as an end, or for its own sake; that this willing is a consecration of all the powers, so far as they are under the control of the will, to this end. Entire
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Letter Lv. Replies to Questions of Januarius.
Or Book II. of Replies to Questions of Januarius. (a.d. 400.) Chap. I. 1. Having read the letter in which you have put me in mind of my obligation to give answers to the remainder of those questions which you submitted to me a long time ago, I cannot bear to defer any longer the gratification of that desire for instruction which it gives me so much pleasure and comfort to see in you; and although encompassed by an accumulation of engagements, I have given the first place to the work of supplying
St. Augustine—The Confessions and Letters of St

The Promised King and Temple-Builder
'And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying, 5. Go and tell My servant David, Thus saith the Lord, Shalt thou build Me an house for Me to dwell in! 6. Whereas I have not dwelt in any house since the time that I brought up the children of Israel out of Egypt, even to this day, but have walked in a tent and in a tabernacle. 7. In all the places wherein I have walked with all the children of Israel spake I a word with any of the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect. For all his Ways are Judgment. A God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
Deut. xxxii. 4, 5.--"He is the rock, his work is perfect. For all his ways are judgment. A God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he. They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children. They are a perverse and crooked generation." "All his ways are judgment," both the ways of his commandments and the ways of his providence, both his word which he hath given as a lantern to men's paths, and his works among men. And this were the blessedness of men, to be found
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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