Psa 89
 
f[See ver. 1 above]
h[See ver. 1 above]
u[See ver. 5 above]
bu[See ver. 28 above]
bx[See ver. 29 above]
bz[See ver. 29 above]
cb[See ver. 36 above]
ck[See ver. 40 above]

Psalms 89

I Will Sing of the Steadfast Love of the  Lord

A Maskil
Probably a musical or liturgical term
of b  Ethan the Ezrahite.

1 c  I will sing of d  the steadfast love of the  Lord, forever;
with my mouth I will make known your e  faithfulness to all generations.
2For I said f  “Steadfast love will be built up forever;
in the heavens g  you will establish your h  faithfulness.”
3You have said, “I have made i  a covenant with my j  chosen one;
I have k  sworn to David my servant:
4‘I will establish your l  offspring forever,
and build your m  throne for all generations.’”  Selah
5 Let n  the heavens praise your o  wonders, O  Lord,
your faithfulness in the assembly of p  the holy ones!
6For q  who in the skies can be compared to the  Lord?
r  Who among the heavenly beings
Hebrew  the sons of God, or  the sons of might
is like the  Lord,
7a God greatly t  to be feared in the council of u  the holy ones,
and awesome above all v  who are around him?
8O  Lord God of hosts,
w  who is mighty as you are, O x   Lord,
with your faithfulness all around you?
9You rule the raging of the sea;
when its waves rise, you y  still them.
10You z  crushed aa  Rahab like a carcass;
you ab  scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
11 ac  The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours;
ad  the world and all that is in it, you have ae  founded them.
12 af  The north and the south, you have created them;
ag  Tabor and ah  Hermon ai  joyously praise your name.
13You have a mighty arm;
strong is your hand, high your right hand.
14 aj  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
ak  steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
15Blessed are the people who know al  the festal shout,
who walk, O  Lord, in am  the light of your face,
16who exult in your an  name all the day
and in your righteousness are ao  exalted.
17For you are ap  the glory of their strength;
by your favor our aq  horn is exalted.
18For our ar  shield belongs to the  Lord,
our king to as  the Holy One of Israel.
19 at  Of old you spoke in a vision to your godly one,
Some Hebrew manuscripts  godly ones
and said:
“I have av  granted help to one who is aw  mighty;
I have exalted one ax  chosen from the people.
20 ay  I have found David, my servant;
with my holy oil I have az  anointed him,
21so that my ba  hand shall be established with him;
my arm also shall strengthen him.
22The enemy shall not outwit him;
bb  the wicked shall not humble him.
23I will bc  crush his foes before him
and strike down those who hate him.
24My bd  faithfulness and my be  steadfast love shall be with him,
and in my name shall his bf  horn be exalted.
25I will set his hand on bg  the sea
and his right hand on bh  the rivers.
26He shall cry to me, ‘You are my bi  Father,
my God, and bj  the Rock of my salvation.’
27And I will make him the bk  firstborn,
bl  the highest of the kings of the earth.
28My steadfast love I will keep for him forever,
and my bm  covenant will stand firm
Or  will remain faithful
for him.
29I will establish his bo  offspring forever
and his bp  throne as bq  the days of the heavens.
30 br  If his children forsake my law
and do not walk according to my rules
Or  my just decrees

31if they violate my statutes
and do not keep my commandments,
32then I will punish their transgression with bt  the rod
and their iniquity with stripes,
33but I will not remove from him my steadfast love
or be false to my faithfulness.
34I will not violate my bu  covenant
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
35Once for all I have sworn bv  by my holiness;
I will not bw  lie to David.
36His bx  offspring shall endure forever,
by  his bz  throne as long as ca  the sun before me.
37Like cb  the moon it shall be established forever,
cc  a faithful witness in the skies.”  Selah
38 But now you have cd  cast off and rejected;
you are full of wrath against your ce  anointed.
39You have cf  renounced cg  the covenant with your servant;
you have ch  defiled his ci  crown in the dust.
40You have cj  breached all his walls;
you have laid his strongholds in ruins.
41 ck  All who pass by plunder him;
he has become cl  the scorn of his neighbors.
42You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
you have made all his enemies rejoice.
43You have also turned back the edge of his sword,
and you have not made him stand in battle.
44You have made his splendor to cease
and cast his throne to the ground.
45You have cut short cm  the days of his youth;
you have cn  covered him with shame.  Selah
46 co  How long, O  Lord? Will you hide yourself forever?
How long will your wrath cp  burn like fire?
47 cq  Remember cr  how short my cs  time is!
For what vanity you have created all the children of man!
48 ct  What man can live and never cu  see death?
Who can deliver his soul from the power of cv  Sheol?  Selah
49 Lord, where is your cw  steadfast love of old,
which by your cx  faithfulness you swore to David?
50 cy  Remember, O Lord, how your servants are mocked,
and how I bear in my cz  heart the insults
Hebrew lacks  the insults
of all the many nations,
51with which your enemies mock, O  Lord,
with which they mock db  the footsteps of your dc  anointed.
52 dd  Blessed be the  Lord forever!

Amen and Amen.

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