A well-written song2 by Ethan the Ezrachite.
89:1 I will sing continually3 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:
89:4 ‘I will give you an eternal dynasty8
and establish your throne throughout future generations.’”9 (Selah)
89:5 O Lord, the heavens10 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 honored13 in the great angelic assembly,14
and more awesome than15 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 One19 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 Hermon22 rejoice in your name.
89:13 Your arm is powerful,
your hand strong,
your right hand23 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 vindicated29 by your justice.
89:17 For you give them splendor and strength.30
By your favor we are victorious.31
89:18 For our shield32 belongs to the Lord,
our king to the Holy One of Israel.33
89:19 Then you34 spoke through a vision to your faithful followers35 and said:
“I have energized a warrior;36
I have raised up a young man37 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 tribute40 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 break52 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 remove55 my loyal love from him,
nor be unfaithful to my promise.56
89:34 I will not break57 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 deceive59 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 spurned64 and rejected him;
you are angry with your chosen king.65
89:39 You have repudiated66 your covenant with your servant;67
you have thrown his crown to the ground.68
89:40 You have broken down all his69 walls;
you have made his strongholds a heap of ruins.
89:41 All who pass by70 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 back72 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 knocked76 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
89:5289 The Lord deserves praise90 forevermore!
We agree! We agree!91