Psalm 89:2
New International Version
I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.

New Living Translation
Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.

English Standard Version
For I said, “Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness.”

Berean Study Bible
For I have said, “Loving devotion is built up forever; in the heavens You establish Your faithfulness.”

New American Standard Bible
For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness."

King James Bible
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

Christian Standard Bible
For I will declare, "Faithful love is built up forever; you establish your faithfulness in the heavens."

Contemporary English Version
I will tell them, "God's love can always be trusted, and his faithfulness lasts as long as the heavens."

Good News Translation
I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I will declare," Faithful love is built up forever; You establish Your faithfulness in the heavens."

International Standard Version
I will declare that your gracious love was established forever; in the heavens itself, you have established your faithfulness.

NET Bible
For I say, "Loyal love is permanently established; in the skies you set up your faithfulness."

New Heart English Bible
I indeed declare, "Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he said, “The world will be built in grace and Heaven will establish your faithfulness”!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I said, "Your mercy will last forever. Your faithfulness stands firm in the heavens."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I have said: 'For ever is mercy built; In the very heavens Thou dost establish Thy faithfulness.

New American Standard 1977
For I have said, “Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens Thou wilt establish Thy faithfulness.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever in the heavens; in them thou shalt establish thy truth.

King James 2000 Bible
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up forever: your faithfulness shall you establish in the very heavens.

American King James Version
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: your faithfulness shall you establish in the very heavens.

American Standard Version
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever; Thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thou hast said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy truth shall be established in the heavens.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever in the heavens: thy truth shall be prepared in them.

Darby Bible Translation
For I said, Loving-kindness shall be built up for ever; in the very heavens wilt thou establish thy faithfulness.

English Revised Version
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever; thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.

World English Bible
I indeed declare, "Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them."

Young's Literal Translation
For I said, 'To the age is kindness built, The heavens! Thou dost establish Thy faithfulness in them.'
Study Bible
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
1A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the LORD’s loving devotion forever; with my mouth I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generations. 2For I have said, “Loving devotion is built up forever; in the heavens You establish Your faithfulness.” 3You said, “I have made a covenant with My chosen one, I have sworn to David My servant:…
Cross References
Nehemiah 1:5
Then I said: "I pray, O LORD God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps His covenant of loving devotion with those who love Him and keep His commandments,

Psalm 36:5
Your loving devotion, O LORD, reaches to the heavens, Your steadfastness to the clouds.

Psalm 103:17
But from everlasting to everlasting the loving devotion of the LORD extends to those who fear Him, and His righteousness to their children's children--

Psalm 119:89
Your word, O LORD, is everlasting; it is firmly fixed in the heavens.

Psalm 119:90
Your faithfulness continues through all generations; You established the earth, and it endures.

Psalm 143:1
O LORD, hear my prayer. In Your faithfulness, give ear to my plea; in Your righteousness, answer me.

Treasury of Scripture

For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: your faithfulness shall you establish in the very heavens.

mercy

Psalm 36:5
Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Psalm 103:17
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

Nehemiah 1:5
And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:

faithfulness

Psalm 89:5,37
And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints…

Psalm 119:89
LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

Psalm 146:6
Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I have said,
אָמַ֗רְתִּי (’ā·mar·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Loving devotion
חֶ֣סֶד (ḥe·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

is built up
יִבָּנֶ֑ה (yib·bā·neh)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1129: To build

forever;
ע֭וֹלָם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

in the heavens
שָׁמַ֓יִם ׀ (šā·ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

You establish
תָּכִ֖ן (tā·ḵin)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3559: To be erect

Your faithfulness.”
אֱמוּנָתְךָ֣ (’ĕ·mū·nā·ṯə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 530: Firmness, steadfastness, fidelity
(2) Mercy . . . faithfulness.--These words, so often combined, express here, as commonly in the psalms, the attitude of the covenant God towards His people. The art of the poet is shown in this exordium. He strikes so strongly this note of the inviolability of the Divine promise only to make the deprecation of present neglect on God's part presently more striking.

Shall be built up for ever--Better, is for ever being built up. Elsewhere figured as a "place of shelter," a "tower of refuge," God's faithfulness is here presented as an edifice for ever rising on foundations laid in the heavens. (Comp. Psalm 119:89.) The heavens are at once the type of unchangeableness and of splendour and height. Mant's paraphrase brings out the power of the verse:--

"For I have said, Thy mercies rise,

A deathless structure, to the skies;

The heavens were planted by Thy hand,

And as the heavens Thy truth shall stand."

And Wordsworth has sung of Him:--

"Who fixed immovably the frame

Of the round world, and built by laws as strong

The solid refuge for distress,

The towers of righteousness."

(Comp. Psalm 36:6.)

Verse 2. - For I have said, Mercy shall be built up forever. A time shall come when, out of whatever ruins, mercy shall be "built up" - raised from the ground like a solid edifice, and, when once raised up, shall stand firm forever. Thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. At the same time, God's faithfulness to his promises will be established "in the very heavens," i.e. conspicuously (see ver. 37). 89:1-4 Though our expectations may be disappointed, yet God's promises are established in the heavens, in his eternal counsels; they are out of the reach of opposers in hell and earth. And faith in the boundless mercy and everlasting truth of God, may bring comfort even in the deepest trials.
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