Psalms
Chapter 89





Psalms 89:1

Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

Psalms 89:2

For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

Psalms 89:3

I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,

Psalms 89:4

Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

Psalms 89:5

And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

Psalms 89:6

For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? [who] among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?

Psalms 89:7

God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all [them that are] about him.

Psalms 89:8

O LORD God of hosts, who [is] a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

Psalms 89:9

Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Psalms 89:10

Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.

Psalms 89:11

The heavens [are] thine, the earth also [is] thine: [as for] the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

Psalms 89:12

The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

Psalms 89:13

Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, [and] high is thy right hand.

Psalms 89:14

Justice and judgment [are] the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Psalms 89:15

Blessed [is] the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

Psalms 89:16

In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

Psalms 89:17

For thou [art] the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.

Psalms 89:18

For the LORD [is] our defence; and the Holy One of Israel [is] our king.

Psalms 89:19

Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon [one that is] mighty; I have exalted [one] chosen out of the people.

Psalms 89:20

I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

Psalms 89:21

With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.

Psalms 89:22

The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

Psalms 89:23

And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

Psalms 89:24

But my faithfulness and my mercy [shall be] with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

Psalms 89:25

I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

Psalms 89:26

He shall cry unto me, Thou [art] my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

Psalms 89:27

Also I will make him [my] firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

Psalms 89:28

My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

Psalms 89:29

His seed also will I make [to endure] for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

Psalms 89:30

If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;

Psalms 89:31

If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

Psalms 89:32

Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

Psalms 89:33

Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

Psalms 89:34

My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

Psalms 89:35

Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

Psalms 89:36

His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

Psalms 89:37

It shall be established for ever as the moon, and [as] a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

Psalms 89:38

But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.

Psalms 89:39

Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown [by casting it] to the ground.

Psalms 89:40

Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.

Psalms 89:41

All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

Psalms 89:42

Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

Psalms 89:43

Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

Psalms 89:44

Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.

Psalms 89:45

The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

Psalms 89:46

How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

Psalms 89:47

Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

Psalms 89:48

What man [is he that] liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Psalms 89:49

Lord, where [are] thy former lovingkindnesses, [which] thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

Psalms 89:50

Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; [how] I do bear in my bosom [the reproach of] all the mighty people;

Psalms 89:51

Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

Psalms 89:52

Blessed [be] the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.