Psalm 89
New American Standard Bible 1995New Living Translation
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.1I will sing of the LORD’s unfailing love forever! Young and old will hear of your faithfulness.
2For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness."2Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.
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 David, my chosen servant. I have sworn this oath to him:
4I will establish your seed forever And build up your throne to all generations." Selah.4‘I will establish your descendants as kings forever; they will sit on your throne from now until eternity.’” Interlude
5The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.5All heaven will praise your great wonders, LORD; myriads of angels will praise you for your faithfulness.
6For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty is like the LORD,6For who in all of heaven can compare with the LORD? What mightiest angel is anything like the LORD?
7A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?7The highest angelic powers stand in awe of God. He is far more awesome than all who surround his throne.
8O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.8O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies! Where is there anyone as mighty as you, O LORD? You are entirely faithful.
9You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.9You rule the oceans. You subdue their storm-tossed waves.
10You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.10You crushed the great sea monster. You scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
11The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.11The heavens are yours, and the earth is yours; everything in the world is yours—you created it all.
12The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.12You created north and south. Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon praise your name.
13You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.13Powerful is your arm! Strong is your hand! Your right hand is lifted high in glorious strength.
14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants.
15How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.15Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD.
16In Your name they rejoice all the day, And by Your righteousness they are exalted.16They rejoice all day long in your wonderful reputation. They exult in your righteousness.
17For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted.17You are their glorious strength. It pleases you to make us strong.
18For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.18Yes, our protection comes from the LORD, and he, the Holy One of Israel, has given us our king.
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.19Long ago you spoke in a vision to your faithful people. You said, “I have raised up a warrior. I have selected him from the common people to be king.
20"I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him,20I have found my servant David. I have anointed him with my holy oil.
21With whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen him.21I will steady him with my hand; with my powerful arm I will make him strong.
22"The enemy will not deceive him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.22His enemies will not defeat him, nor will the wicked overpower him.
23"But I shall crush his adversaries before him, And strike those who hate him.23I will beat down his adversaries before him and destroy those who hate him.
24"My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him, And in My name his horn will be exalted.24My faithfulness and unfailing love will be with him, and by my authority he will grow in power.
25"I shall also set his hand on the sea And his right hand on the rivers.25I will extend his rule over the sea, his dominion over the rivers.
26"He will cry to Me, 'You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.'26And he will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.’
27"I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.27I will make him my firstborn son, the mightiest king on earth.
28"My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.28I will love him and be kind to him forever; my covenant with him will never end.
29"So I will establish his descendants forever And his throne as the days of heaven.29I will preserve an heir for him; his throne will be as endless as the days of heaven.
30"If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,30But if his descendants forsake my instructions and fail to obey my regulations,
31If they violate My statutes And do not keep My commandments,31if they do not obey my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
32Then I will punish their transgression with the rod And their iniquity with stripes.32then I will punish their sin with the rod, and their disobedience with beating.
33"But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.33But I will never stop loving him nor fail to keep my promise to him.
34"My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.34No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back a single word I said.
35"Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David.35I have sworn an oath to David, and in my holiness I cannot lie:
36"His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me.36His dynasty will go on forever; his kingdom will endure as the sun.
37"It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful." Selah.37It will be as eternal as the moon, my faithful witness in the sky!” Interlude
38But You have cast off and rejected, You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.38But now you have rejected him and cast him off. You are angry with your anointed king.
39You have spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown in the dust.39You have renounced your covenant with him; you have thrown his crown in the dust.
40You have broken down all his walls; You have brought his strongholds to ruin.40You have broken down the walls protecting him and ruined every fort defending him.
41All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a reproach to his neighbors.41Everyone who comes along has robbed him, and he has become a joke to his neighbors.
42You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice.42You have strengthened his enemies and made them all rejoice.
43You also turn back the edge of his sword And have not made him stand in battle.43You have made his sword useless and refused to help him in battle.
44You have made his splendor to cease And cast his throne to the ground.44You have ended his splendor and overturned his throne.
45You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah.45You have made him old before his time and publicly disgraced him. Interlude
46How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?46O LORD, how long will this go on? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your anger burn like fire?
47Remember what my span of life is; For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!47Remember how short my life is, how empty and futile this human existence!
48What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.48No one can live forever; all will die. No one can escape the power of the grave. Interlude
49Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord, Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?49Lord, where is your unfailing love? You promised it to David with a faithful pledge.
50Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants; How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,50Consider, Lord, how your servants are disgraced! I carry in my heart the insults of so many people.
51With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.51Your enemies have mocked me, O LORD; they mock your anointed king wherever he goes.
52Blessed be the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.52Praise the LORD forever! Amen and amen!
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