Bible: Ps. 89; 132
Psalm 89 1
89:1 A well-written song 2 by Ethan the Ezrachite.
I will sing continually 3 about the
to future generations I will proclaim your faithfulness. 4
89:2 For I say, “Loyal love is permanently established; 5
in the skies you set up your faithfulness.” 6
“I have made a covenant with my chosen one;
I have made a promise on oath to David, my servant:
89:4 ‘I will give you an eternal dynasty 8
and establish your throne throughout future generations.’” 9 (Selah)
as well as your faithfulness in the angelic assembly. 11
89:6 For who in the skies can compare to the
Who is like the
and more awesome than 15 all who surround him?
Who is strong like you, O
Your faithfulness surrounds you.
89:9 You rule over the proud sea. 17
When its waves surge, 18 you calm them.
with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
89:11 The heavens belong to you, as does the earth.
You made the world and all it contains. 21
89:12 You created the north and the south.
Tabor and Hermon 22 rejoice in your name.
89:13 Your arm is powerful,
your hand strong,
89:14 Equity and justice are the foundation of your throne. 25
Loyal love and faithfulness characterize your rule. 26
89:15 How blessed are the people who worship you! 27
89:16 They rejoice in your name all day long,
and are vindicated 29 by your justice.
89:17 For you give them splendor and strength. 30
By your favor we are victorious. 31
89:18 For our shield 32 belongs to the
our king to the Holy One of Israel. 33
“I have energized a warrior; 36
I have raised up a young man 37 from the people.
89:20 I have discovered David, my servant.
With my holy oil I have anointed him as king. 38
89:21 My hand will support him, 39
and my arm will strengthen him.
a violent oppressor will not be able to humiliate him. 42
89:23 I will crush his enemies before him;
I will strike down those who hate him.
89:24 He will experience my faithfulness and loyal love, 43
and by my name he will win victories. 44
89:25 I will place his hand over the sea,
his right hand over the rivers. 45
89:26 He will call out to me,
89:27 I will appoint him to be my firstborn son, 48
the most exalted of the earth’s kings.
89:28 I will always extend my loyal love to him,
and my covenant with him is secure. 49
89:29 I will give him an eternal dynasty, 50
and make his throne as enduring as the skies above. 51
89:30 If his sons reject my law
and disobey my regulations,
89:31 if they break 52 my rules
and do not keep my commandments,
89:32 I will punish their rebellion by beating them with a club, 53
their sin by inflicting them with bruises. 54
89:33 But I will not remove 55 my loyal love from him,
nor be unfaithful to my promise. 56
89:34 I will not break 57 my covenant
or go back on what I promised. 58
89:35 Once and for all I have vowed by my own holiness,
I will never deceive 59 David.
89:36 His dynasty will last forever. 60
His throne will endure before me, like the sun, 61
89:37 it will remain stable, like the moon, 62
his throne will endure like the skies.” 63 (Selah)
89:38 But you have spurned 64 and rejected him;
you are angry with your chosen king. 65
you have thrown his crown to the ground. 68
89:40 You have broken down all his 69 walls;
you have made his strongholds a heap of ruins.
89:41 All who pass by 70 have robbed him;
he has become an object of disdain to his neighbors.
89:42 You have allowed his adversaries to be victorious, 71
and all his enemies to rejoice.
and have not sustained him in battle. 74
89:44 You have brought to an end his splendor, 75
and have knocked 76 his throne to the ground.
89:45 You have cut short his youth, 77
and have covered him with shame. (Selah)
89:46 How long, O
Will you remain hidden forever? 78
Will your anger continue to burn like fire?
89:47 Take note of my brief lifespan! 79
Why do you make all people so mortal? 80
89:48 No man can live on without experiencing death,
or deliver his life from the power of Sheol. 81 (Selah)
the ones performed in accordance with your reliable oath to David? 84
and of how I must bear so many insults from people! 87
89:51 Your enemies, O
they insult your chosen king as they dog his footsteps. 8889:52 89
We agree! We agree! 91
The Creation of the World
1:2 Now 5 the earth 6 was without shape and empty, 7 and darkness 8 was over the surface of the watery deep, 9 but the Spirit of God 10 was moving 11 over the surface 12 of the water. 13 1:3 God said, 14 “Let there be 15 light.” 16 And there was light! 1:4 God saw 17 that the light was good, 18 so God separated 19 the light from the darkness. 1:5 God called 20 the light “day” and the darkness 21 “night.” There was evening, and there was morning, marking the first day. 22
1:6 God said, “Let there be an expanse 23 in the midst of the waters and let it separate water 24 from water. 1:7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. 25 It was so. 26 1:8 God called the expanse “sky.” 27 There was evening, and there was morning, a second day.
1:9 God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place 28 and let dry ground appear.” 29 It was so. 1:10 God called the dry ground “land” 30 and the gathered waters he called “seas.” God saw that it was good.
1:11 God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: 31 plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, 32 and 33 trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds.” It was so. 1:12 The land produced vegetation – plants yielding seeds according to their kinds, and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. God saw that it was good. 1:13 There was evening, and there was morning, a third day.
1:14 God said, “Let there be lights 34 in the expanse 35 of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them be signs 36 to indicate seasons and days and years, 1:15 and let them serve as lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” It was so. 1:16 God made two great lights 37 – the greater light to rule over the day and the lesser light to rule over the night. He made the stars also. 38 1:17 God placed the lights 39 in the expanse of the sky to shine on the earth, 1:18 to preside over the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. 40 God saw that it was good. 1:19 There was evening, and there was morning, a fourth day.
1:20 God said, “Let the water swarm with swarms 41 of living creatures and let birds fly 42 above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” 1:21 God created the great sea creatures 43 and every living and moving thing with which the water swarmed, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. God saw that it was good. 1:22 God blessed them 44 and said, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” 45 1:23 There was evening, and there was morning, a fifth day.
1:24 God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: cattle, creeping things, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” 46 It was so. 1:25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the cattle according to their kinds, and all the creatures that creep along the ground according to their kinds. God saw that it was good.
1:26 Then God said, “Let us make 47
humankind 48 in our image, after our likeness, 49 so they may rule 50 over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, 51 and over all the creatures that move 52 on the earth.”
1:27 God created humankind 53 in his own image,
in the image of God he created them, 54
male and female he created them. 55
1:28 God blessed 56 them and said 57 to them, “Be fruitful and multiply! Fill the earth and subdue it! 58 Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and every creature that moves on the ground.” 59 1:29 Then God said, “I now 60 give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the entire earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 61 1:30 And to all the animals of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give 62 every green plant for food.” It was so.
1:31 God saw all that he had made – and it was very good! 63 There was evening, and there was morning, the sixth day.