||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 89 [Commentary] [Map] |
||A 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.
||For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever;
In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness."
||"I have made a covenant with My chosen;
I have sworn to David My servant,
||I will establish your seed forever
And build up your throne to all generations." Selah.
||The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD;
Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
||For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD ?
Who among the sons of the mighty is like the LORD,
||A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones,
And awesome above all those who are around Him?
||O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD ?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
||You rule the swelling of the sea;
When its waves rise, You still them.
||You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain;
You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
||The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The world and all it contains, You have founded them.
||The north and the south, You have created them;
Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
||You have a strong arm;
Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.
||Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Lovingkindness and truth go before You.
||How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound!
O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.
||In Your name they rejoice all the day,
And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
||For You are the glory of their strength,
And by Your favor our horn is exalted.
||For our shield belongs to the LORD,
And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
||Once 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.
||"I have found David My servant;
With My holy oil I have anointed him,
||With whom My hand will be established;
My arm also will strengthen him.
||"The enemy will not deceive him,
Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
||"But I shall crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
||"My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him,
And in My name his horn will be exalted.
||"I shall also set his hand on the sea
And his right hand on the rivers.
||"He will cry to Me, `You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.'
||"I also shall make him My firstborn,
The highest of the kings of the earth.
||"My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever,
And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.
||"So I will establish his descendants forever
And his throne as the days of heaven.
||"If his sons forsake My law
And do not walk in My judgments,
||If they violate My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
||Then I will punish their transgression with the rod
And their iniquity with stripes.
||"But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him,
Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
||"My covenant I will not violate,
Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.
||"Once I have sworn by My holiness;
I will not lie to David.
||"His descendants shall endure forever
And his throne as the sun before Me.
||"It shall be established forever like the moon,
And the witness in the sky is faithful." Selah.
||But You have cast off and rejected,
You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.
||You have spurned the covenant of Your servant;
You have profaned his crown in the dust.
||You have broken down all his walls;
You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
||All who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
||You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
You have made all his enemies rejoice.
||You also turn back the edge of his sword
And have not made him stand in battle.
||You have made his splendor to cease
And cast his throne to the ground.
||You have shortened the days of his youth;
You have covered him with shame. Selah.
||How long, O LORD ?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your wrath burn like fire?
||Remember what my span of life is;
For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!
||What man can live and not see death?
Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.
||Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord,
Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?
||Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants;
How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
||With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD,
With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.
||Blessed be the LORD forever!
Amen and Amen.
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