Psalms 89

The  Lord’s Covenant with David, and Israel’s Afflictions.

Possibly, Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
Maskil of
1 Kin 4:31
Ps 88: title
the Ezrahite.

1 I will d  sing of the lovingkindness of the  Lord forever;
To all generations I will e  make known Your f  faithfulness with my mouth.
2For I have said g  Lovingkindness will be built up forever;
In the heavens You will establish Your h  faithfulness.”
3I have made a covenant with i  My chosen;
I have j  sworn to David My servant,
4I will establish your k  seed forever
And build up your l  throne to all generations.”
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude

5The n  heavens will praise Your wonders, O  Lord;
Your faithfulness also o  in the assembly of the p  holy ones.
6For q  who in the skies is comparable to the  Lord?
Who among the
Or sons of gods
s  sons of the mighty is like the  Lord,
7A God t  greatly feared in the council of the u  holy ones,
And v  awesome above all those who are around Him?
8O  Lord God of hosts w  who is like You, O mighty
Heb  Yah
Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
9You rule the swelling of the sea;
When its waves rise, You y  still them.
10You Yourself crushed
I.e. Egypt
aa  Rahab like one who is slain;
You ab  scattered Your enemies with
Lit the arm of Your might
Your mighty arm.

11The ad  heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The ae  world and
Lit its fullness
all it contains, You have founded them.
12The ag  north and the south, You have created them;
ah  Tabor and ai  Hermon aj  shout for joy at Your name.
13You have
Lit an arm with strength
a strong arm;
Your hand is mighty, Your al  right hand is exalted.
14 am  Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
an  Lovingkindness and
Or faithfulness
truth go before You.
15How blessed are the people who know the
Or blast of the trumpet, shout of joy
aq  joyful sound!
O  Lord, they walk in the ar  light of Your countenance.
16In as  Your name they rejoice all the day,
And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
17For You are the glory of at  their strength,
And by Your favor
Another reading is You exalt our horn
our av  horn is exalted.
18For our aw  shield belongs to the  Lord,
Or Even to the Holy One of Israel our King
And our king to the ay  Holy One of Israel.

Or At that time
Once You spoke in vision to Your godly
Some mss read one
And said, “I have
Lit placed help upon
given help to one who is bc  mighty;
I have exalted one bd  chosen from the people.
20“I have be  found David My servant;
With My holy bf  oil I have anointed him,
21With whom bg  My hand will be established;
My arm also will bh  strengthen him.
22The enemy will not
Or exact usury from him
deceive him,
Nor the
Or wicked man
bk  son of wickedness afflict him.
23“But I shall bl  crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
24“My bm  faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him,
And in My name his bn  horn will be exalted.
25I shall also set his hand bo  on the sea
And his right hand on the rivers.
26He will cry to Me, ‘You are bp  my Father,
My God, and the bq  rock of my salvation.’
27I also shall make him My br  firstborn,
The bs  highest of the kings of the earth.
28“My bt  lovingkindness I will keep for him forever,
And My bu  covenant shall be confirmed to him.
29So I will establish his
Lit seed
bw  descendants forever
And his bx  throne by  as the days of heaven.

30If his sons bz  forsake My law
And do not walk in My judgments,
31If they
Lit profane
violate My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
32Then I will punish their transgression with the cb  rod
And their iniquity with stripes.
33But I will not break off cc  My lovingkindness from him,
Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
34“My cd  covenant I will not
Lit profane
Nor will I cf  alter
Lit that which goes forth
the utterance of My lips.
Or One thing
Once I have ci  sworn by My holiness;
I will not lie to David.
Lit seed
ck  descendants shall endure forever
And his cl  throne cm  as the sun before Me.
37It shall be established forever cn  like the moon,
And the co  witness in the sky is faithful.”
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude

38But You have cq  cast off and cr  rejected,
You have been full of wrath
Lit with
against Your ct  anointed.
39You have cu  spurned the covenant of Your servant;
You have cv  profaned cw  his crown
Lit to the ground
in the dust.
40You have cy  broken down all his walls;
You have cz  brought his strongholds to ruin.
41 da  All who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a db  reproach to his neighbors.
42You have dc  exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
You have dd  made all his enemies rejoice.
43You also turn back the edge of his sword
And have de  not made him stand in battle.
44You have made his
Lit clearness, luster
dg  splendor to cease
And cast his throne to the ground.
45You have dh  shortened the days of his youth;
You have di  covered him with shame. Selah.

46 dj  How long, O  Lord?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your dk  wrath burn like fire?
47 dl  Remember
Lit of what duration I am
what my span of life is;
For what dn  vanity
Or have
You have created all the sons of men!
48What man can live and not dp  see death?
Can he dq  deliver his soul from the
Lit hand
power of
I.e. the nether world
Sheol? Selah.

49Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord,
Which You dt  swore to David in Your faithfulness?
50Remember, O Lord, the du  reproach of Your servants;
Lit My bearing in my bosom
How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
51With which dw  Your enemies have reproached, O  Lord,
With which they have reproached the footsteps of dx  Your anointed.

52 dy  Blessed be the  Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.

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