Psalm 89:28
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English Standard Version
My steadfast love I will keep for him forever, and my covenant will stand firm for him.

King James Bible
My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

American Standard Version
My lovingkindness will I keep for him for evermore; And my covenant shall stand fast with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will keep my mercy for him for ever: and my covenant faithful to him.

English Revised Version
My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Having thus again come to refer to the king of Israel, the poet now still further unfolds the promise given to the house of David. The present circumstances are a contradiction to it. The prayer to Jahve, for which the way is thus prepared, is for the removal of this contradiction. A long line, extending beyond the measure of the preceding lines, introduces the promises given to David. With אז the respective period of the past is distinctly defined. The intimate friend of Jahve (חסיד) is Nathan (1 Chronicles 17:15) or David, according as we translate בחזון "in a vision" or "by means of a vision." But side by side with the לחסידך we also find the preferable reading לחסידיך, which is followed in the renderings of the lxx, Syriac, Vulgate, Targum, Aquila, Symmachus, and the Quarta, and is adopted by Rashi, Aben-Ezra, and others, and taken up by Heidenheim and Baer. The plural refers to Samuel and Nathan, for the statement brings together what was revealed to these two prophets concerning David. עזר is assistance as a gift, and that, as the designation of the person succoured by it (שׁוּה על as in Psalm 21:6) with גּבּור shows, aid in battle. בּחוּר (from בּחר equals בּגר in the Mishna: to ripen, to be manly or of marriageable age, distinct from בּחיר in Psalm 89:4) is a young man, adolescens: while yet a young man David was raised out of his humble lowly condition (Psalm 78:71) high above the people. When he received the promise (2 Samuel 7) he had been anointed and had attained to the lordship over all Israel. Hence the preterites in Psalm 89:20-21, which are followed by promissory futures from Psalm 89:22 onwards. תּכּון is fut. Niph., to be established, to prove one's self to be firm, unchangeable (Psalm 78:37), a stronger expression than תּהיה, 1 Samuel 18:12, 1 Samuel 18:14; 2 Samuel 3:10. The Hiph. השּׁיא, derived from נשׁא equals נשׁה, to credit (vid., on Isaiah 24:2; Gesenius, Hengstenberg), does not give any suitable sense; it therefore signifies here as elsewhere, "to impose upon, surprise," with בּ, as in Psalm 55:16 with על. Psalm 89:23 is the echo of 2 Samuel 7:10.

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mercy

2 Samuel 7:15,16 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you...

Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from you...

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you...

Acts 13:32-34 And we declare to you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made to the fathers...

covenant

Psalm 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

Psalm 111:5,9 He has given meat to them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant...

2 Samuel 23:5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure...

Jeremiah 33:20,21 Thus said the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 6:42
O LORD God, do not turn away the face of your anointed one! Remember your steadfast love for David your servant."

Psalm 89:3
You have said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have sworn to David my servant:

Psalm 89:33
but I will not remove from him my steadfast love or be false to my faithfulness.

Psalm 89:34
I will not violate my covenant or alter the word that went forth from my lips.

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