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Psalms 89

Book of Psalms - Chapter 89

Psalms 89:1

I will sing of the loving kindness of the LORD forever. With my mouth, I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalms 89:2

I indeed declare, "Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them."

Psalms 89:3

"I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David, my servant,

Psalms 89:4

'I will establish your seed forever, and build up your throne to all generations.'" Selah.

Psalms 89:5

The heavens will praise your wonders, the LORD; your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.

Psalms 89:6

For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the sons of the heavenly beings is like the LORD,

Psalms 89:7

a very awesome God in the council of the holy ones, to be feared above all those who are around him?

Psalms 89:8

the LORD, God of Armies, who is a mighty one, like you? Yah, your faithfulness is around you.

Psalms 89:9

You rule the pride of the sea. When its waves rise up, you calm them.

Psalms 89:10

You have broken Rahab in pieces, like one of the slain. You have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.

Psalms 89:11

The heavens are yours. The earth also is yours; the world and its fullness. You have founded them.

Psalms 89:12

The north and the south, you have created them. Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name.

Psalms 89:13

You have a mighty arm. Your hand is strong, and your right hand is exalted.

Psalms 89:14

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Loving kindness and truth go before your face.

Psalms 89:15

Blessed are the people who learn to acclaim you. They walk in the light of your presence, the LORD.

Psalms 89:16

In your name they rejoice all day. In your righteousness, they are exalted.

Psalms 89:17

For you are the glory of their strength. In your favor, our horn will be exalted.

Psalms 89:18

For our shield belongs to the LORD; our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Psalms 89:19

Then you spoke in vision to your saints, and said, "I have bestowed strength on the warrior. I have exalted a young man from the people.

Psalms 89:20

I have found David, my servant. I have anointed him with my holy oil,

Psalms 89:21

with whom my hand shall be established. My arm will also strengthen him.

Psalms 89:22

No enemy will tax him. No wicked man will oppress him.

Psalms 89:23

I will beat down his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him.

Psalms 89:24

But my faithfulness and my loving kindness will be with him. In my name, his horn will be exalted.

Psalms 89:25

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

Psalms 89:26

He will call to me, 'You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation!'

Psalms 89:27

I will also appoint him my firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.

Psalms 89:28

I will keep my loving kindness for him forevermore. My covenant will stand firm with him.

Psalms 89:29

I will also make his seed endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

Psalms 89:30

If his children forsake my law, and don't walk in my ordinances;

Psalms 89:31

if they break my statutes, and don't keep my commandments;

Psalms 89:32

then I will punish their sin with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

Psalms 89:33

But I will not completely take my loving kindness from him, nor allow my faithfulness to fail.

Psalms 89:34

I will not break my covenant, nor alter what my lips have uttered.

Psalms 89:35

Once have I sworn by my holiness, I will not lie to David.

Psalms 89:36

His seed will endure forever, his throne like the sun before me.

Psalms 89:37

It will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky." Selah.

Psalms 89:38

But you have rejected and spurned. You have been angry with your anointed.

Psalms 89:39

You have renounced the covenant of your servant. You have defiled his crown in the dust.

Psalms 89:40

You have broken down all his hedges. You have brought his strongholds to ruin.

Psalms 89:41

All who pass by the way rob him. He has become a reproach to his neighbors.

Psalms 89:42

You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries. You have made all of his enemies rejoice.

Psalms 89:43

Yes, you turn back the edge of his sword, and haven't supported him in battle.

Psalms 89:44

You have ended his splendor, and thrown his throne down to the ground.

Psalms 89:45

You have shortened the days of his youth. You have covered him with shame. Selah.

Psalms 89:46

How long, the LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? Will your wrath burn like fire?

Psalms 89:47

Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!

Psalms 89:48

What man is he who shall live and not see death, who shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.

Psalms 89:49

Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses, which you swore to David in your faithfulness?

Psalms 89:50

Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the mighty peoples,

Psalms 89:51

With which your enemies have mocked, the LORD, with which they have mocked the footsteps of your anointed one.

Psalms 89:52

Blessed be the LORD forevermore. Amen, and Amen. BOOK IV A Prayer by Moses, the man of God.