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

King James Bible
Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

American Standard Version
But my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But my mercy I will not take away from him: nor will I suffer my truth to fail.

English Revised Version
But my mercy will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

What is promised in Psalm 89:26 is a world-wide dominion, not merely dominion within the compass promised in the primeval times (Genesis 15:18; 2 Chronicles 9:26), in which case it ought to have been said ובנהר (of the Euphrates). Nor does the promise, however, sound so definite and boundless here as in Psalm 72:8, but it is indefinite and universal, without any need for our asking what rivers are intended by נהרות. נתן יד בּ, like שׁלח (in Isaiah 11:14, of a giving and taking possession. With אף־אני (with retreated tone, as in Psalm 119:63, Psalm 119:125) God tells with what He will answer David's filial love. Him who is the latest-born among the sons of Jesse, God makes the first-born (בּכור from בּכר, to be early, opp. לקשׁ, to be late, vid., Job 2:1-13 :21), and therefore the most favoured of the "sons of the Most High," Psalm 82:6. And as, according to Deuteronomy 28:1, Israel is to be high (עליון) above all nations of the earth, so David, Israel's king, in whom Israel's national glory realizes itself, is made as the high one (עליון) with respect to the kings, i.e., above the kings, of the earth. In the person of David his seed is included; and it is that position of honour which, after having been only prelusively realized in David and Solomon, must go on being fulfilled in his seed exactly as the promise runs. The covenant with David is, according to Psalm 89:29, one that shall stand for ever. David is therefore, as Psalm 89:30 affirms, eternal in his seed; God will make David's seed and throne לעד, into eternal, i.e., into such as will abide for ever, like the days of heaven, everlasting. This description of eternal duration is, as also in Sir. 45:15, Bar. 1:11, Taken from Deuteronomy 11:21; the whole of Psalm 89:30 is a poetic reproduction of 2 Samuel 7:16.

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nevertheless

2 Samuel 7:13,15 He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever...

1 Kings 11:13,32,36 However, I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to your son for David my servant's sake...

Isaiah 54:8-10 In a little wrath I hid my face from you for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on you...

Jeremiah 33:20-26 Thus said the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night...

Lamentations 3:31,32 For the LORD will not cast off for ever...

1 Corinthians 15:25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.

not utterly take. heb. not make void

Psalm 89:39 You have made void the covenant of your servant: you have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

1 Samuel 15:29 And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent.

fail. Heb. lie

Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation...

Cross References
2 Samuel 7:15
but my steadfast love will not depart from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you.

1 Kings 11:13
However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son, for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem that I have chosen."

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

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