Psalms 89

Psalm 891

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

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