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

King James Bible
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

American Standard Version
My covenant will I not break, Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither will I profane my covenant: and the words that proceed from my mouth I will not make void.

English Revised Version
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

Webster's Bible Translation
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that hath gone out of my lips.

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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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covenant

Leviticus 26:44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them...

Jeremiah 14:21 Do not abhor us, for your name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of your glory: remember, break not your covenant with us.

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

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Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it?...

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Romans 11:29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss...

Cross References
Numbers 23:19
God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

Deuteronomy 7:9
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,

Psalm 55:20
My companion stretched out his hand against his friends; he violated his covenant.

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

Isaiah 54:10
For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Jeremiah 33:20
"Thus says the LORD: If you can break my covenant with the day and my covenant with the night, so that day and night will not come at their appointed time,

Jeremiah 33:21
then also my covenant with David my servant may be broken, so that he shall not have a son to reign on his throne, and my covenant with the Levitical priests my ministers.

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