Bible: Psalm 89

Psalm 89 1 

89:1 A well-written song 2  by Ethan the Ezrachite.

I will sing continually 3  about the Lord’s faithful deeds;

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 

89:3 The Lord said, 7 

“I have made a covenant with my chosen one;

I have made a promise on oath to David, my servant:

89:4I will give you an eternal dynasty 8 

and establish your throne throughout future generations.’” 9  (Selah)

89:5 O Lord, the heavens 10  praise your amazing deeds,

as well as your faithfulness in the angelic assembly. 11 

89:6 For who in the skies can compare to the Lord?

Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings, 12 

89:7 a God who is honored 13  in the great angelic assembly, 14 

and more awesome than 15  all who surround him?

89:8 O Lord, sovereign God! 16 

Who is strong like you, O Lord?

Your faithfulness surrounds you.

89:9 You rule over the proud sea. 17 

When its waves surge, 18  you calm them.

89:10 You crushed the Proud One 19  and killed it; 20 

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,

your right hand 23  victorious. 24 

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 

O Lord, they experience your favor. 28 

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 Lord,

our king to the Holy One of Israel. 33 

89:19 Then you 34  spoke through a vision to your faithful followers 35  and said:

“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.

89:22 No enemy will be able to exact tribute 40  from him; 41 

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,

‘You are my father, 46  my God, and the protector who delivers me.’ 47 

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 

89:39 You have repudiated 66  your covenant with your servant; 67 

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.

89:43 You turn back 72  his sword from the adversary, 73 

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 Lord, will this last?

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)

89:49 Where are your earlier faithful deeds, 82  O Lord, 83 

the ones performed in accordance with your reliable oath to David? 84 

89:50 Take note, O Lord, 85  of the way your servants are taunted, 86 

and of how I must bear so many insults from people! 87 

89:51 Your enemies, O Lord, hurl insults;

they insult your chosen king as they dog his footsteps. 88 

89:52 89 

The Lord deserves praise 90  forevermore!

We agree! We agree! 91 

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