Bible: Ps 89:20-38

89:20 I have discovered David, my servant.

With my holy oil I have anointed him as king. 1 

89:21 My hand will support him, 2 

and my arm will strengthen him.

89:22 No enemy will be able to exact tribute 3  from him; 4 

a violent oppressor will not be able to humiliate him. 5 

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, 6 

and by my name he will win victories. 7 

89:25 I will place his hand over the sea,

his right hand over the rivers. 8 

89:26 He will call out to me,

‘You are my father, 9  my God, and the protector who delivers me.’ 10 

89:27 I will appoint him to be my firstborn son, 11 

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. 12 

89:29 I will give him an eternal dynasty, 13 

and make his throne as enduring as the skies above. 14 

89:30 If his sons reject my law

and disobey my regulations,

89:31 if they break 15  my rules

and do not keep my commandments,

89:32 I will punish their rebellion by beating them with a club, 16 

their sin by inflicting them with bruises. 17 

89:33 But I will not remove 18  my loyal love from him,

nor be unfaithful to my promise. 19 

89:34 I will not break 20  my covenant

or go back on what I promised. 21 

89:35 Once and for all I have vowed by my own holiness,

I will never deceive 22  David.

89:36 His dynasty will last forever. 23 

His throne will endure before me, like the sun, 24 

89:37 it will remain stable, like the moon, 25 

his throne will endure like the skies.” 26  (Selah)

89:38 But you have spurned 27  and rejected him;

you are angry with your chosen king. 28 

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