Psalm 89
New American Standard Bible 1995NET Bible
1A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.1A well-written song by Ethan the Ezrachite. I will sing continually about the LORD's faithful deeds; to future generations I will proclaim your faithfulness.
2For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness."2For I say, "Loyal love is permanently established; in the skies you set up your faithfulness."
3"I have made a covenant with My chosen; I have sworn to David My servant,3The LORD said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have made a promise on oath to David, my servant:
4I will establish your seed forever And build up your throne to all generations." Selah.4I will give you an eternal dynasty and establish your throne throughout future generations.'" (Selah)
5The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.5O LORD, the heavens praise your amazing deeds, as well as your faithfulness in the angelic assembly.
6For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty is like the LORD,6For who in the skies can compare to the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings,
7A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?7a God who is honored in the great angelic assembly, and more awesome than all who surround him?
8O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.8O LORD, sovereign God! Who is strong like you, O LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds you.
9You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.9You rule over the proud sea. When its waves surge, you calm them.
10You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.10You crushed the Proud One and killed it; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
11The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.11The heavens belong to you, as does the earth. You made the world and all it contains.
12The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.12You created the north and the south. Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name.
13You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.13Your arm is powerful, your hand strong, your right hand victorious.
14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.14Equity and justice are the foundation of your throne. Loyal love and faithfulness characterize your rule.
15How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.15How blessed are the people who worship you! O LORD, they experience your favor.
16In Your name they rejoice all the day, And by Your righteousness they are exalted.16They rejoice in your name all day long, and are vindicated by your justice.
17For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted.17For you give them splendor and strength. By your favor we are victorious.
18For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.18For our shield belongs to the LORD, 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.19Then you spoke through a vision to your faithful followers and said: "I have energized a warrior; I have raised up a young man from the people.
20"I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him,20I have discovered David, my servant. With my holy oil I have anointed him as king.
21With whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen him.21My hand will support him, and my arm will strengthen him.
22"The enemy will not deceive him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.22No enemy will be able to exact tribute from him; a violent oppressor will not be able to humiliate him.
23"But I shall crush his adversaries before him, And strike those who hate him.23I will crush his enemies before him; I will strike down those who hate him.
24"My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him, And in My name his horn will be exalted.24He will experience my faithfulness and loyal love, and by my name he will win victories.
25"I shall also set his hand on the sea And his right hand on the rivers.25I will place his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.
26"He will cry to Me, 'You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.'26He will call out to me, 'You are my father, my God, and the protector who delivers me.'
27"I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.27I will appoint him to be my firstborn son, the most exalted of the earth's kings.
28"My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.28I will always extend my loyal love to him, and my covenant with him is secure.
29"So I will establish his descendants forever And his throne as the days of heaven.29I will give him an eternal dynasty, and make his throne as enduring as the skies above.
30"If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,30If his sons reject my law and disobey my regulations,
31If they violate My statutes And do not keep My commandments,31if they break my rules and do not keep my commandments,
32Then I will punish their transgression with the rod And their iniquity with stripes.32I will punish their rebellion by beating them with a club, their sin by inflicting them with bruises.
33"But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.33But I will not remove my loyal love from him, nor be unfaithful to my promise.
34"My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.34I will not break my covenant or go back on what I promised.
35"Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David.35Once and for all I have vowed by my own holiness, I will never deceive David.
36"His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me.36His dynasty will last forever. His throne will endure before me, like the sun,
37"It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful." Selah.37it will remain stable, like the moon, his throne will endure like the skies." (Selah)
38But You have cast off and rejected, You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.38But you have spurned and rejected him; you are angry with your chosen king.
39You have spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown in the dust.39You have repudiated your covenant with your servant; you have thrown his crown to the ground.
40You have broken down all his walls; You have brought his strongholds to ruin.40You have broken down all his walls; you have made his strongholds a heap of ruins.
41All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a reproach to his neighbors.41All who pass by have robbed him; he has become an object of disdain to his neighbors.
42You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice.42You have allowed his adversaries to be victorious, and all his enemies to rejoice.
43You also turn back the edge of his sword And have not made him stand in battle.43You turn back his sword from the adversary, and have not sustained him in battle.
44You have made his splendor to cease And cast his throne to the ground.44You have brought to an end his splendor, and have knocked his throne to the ground.
45You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah.45You have cut short his youth, and have covered him with shame. (Selah)
46How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?46How long, O LORD, will this last? Will you remain hidden forever? Will your anger continue to burn like fire?
47Remember what my span of life is; For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!47Take note of my brief lifespan! Why do you make all people so mortal?
48What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.48No man can live on without experiencing death, or deliver his life from the power of Sheol. (Selah)
49Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord, Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?49Where are your earlier faithful deeds, O Lord, the ones performed in accordance with your reliable oath to David?
50Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants; How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,50Take note, O Lord, of the way your servants are taunted, and of how I must bear so many insults from people!
51With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.51Your enemies, O LORD, hurl insults; they insult your chosen king as they dog his footsteps.
52Blessed be the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.52The LORD deserves praise forevermore! We agree! We agree!
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