New American Standard Bible
The LORDS Covenant with David, and Israels Afflictions.
A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
1I will sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever;
To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.
2For I have said, Lovingkindness will be built up forever;
3I have made a covenant with My chosen;
4I will establish your seed forever
5The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD;
6For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD?
7A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones,
8O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD?
9You rule the swelling of the sea;
10You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain;
11The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
12The north and the south, You have created them;
13You have a strong arm;
14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
15How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
16In Your name they rejoice all the day,
17For You are the glory of their strength,
18For our shield belongs to the LORD,
19Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones,
20I have found David My servant;
21With whom My hand will be established;
22The enemy will not deceive him,
23But I shall crush his adversaries before him,
24My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him,
25I shall also set his hand on the sea
26He will cry to Me, You are my Father,
27I also shall make him My firstborn,
28My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever,
29So I will establish his descendants forever
30If his sons forsake My law
31If they violate My statutes
32Then I will punish their transgression with the rod
33But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him,
34My covenant I will not violate,
35Once I have sworn by My holiness;
36His descendants shall endure forever
37It shall be established forever like the moon,
38But You have cast off and rejected,
39You have spurned the covenant of Your servant;
40You have broken down all his walls;
41All who pass along the way plunder him;
42You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
43You also turn back the edge of his sword
44You have made his splendor to cease
45You have shortened the days of his youth;
46How long, O LORD?
47Remember what my span of life is;
48What man can live and not see death?
49Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord,
50Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants;
51With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD,
52Blessed be the LORD forever!