|Overview - Psalms 89|
|1||The psalmist praises God for his covenant;|
|5||for his wonderful power;|
|15||for the care of his church;|
|19||for his favour to the kingdom of David.|
|38||Then complaining of contrary events,|
|46||he expostulates, prays, and blesses God.|
Psalms 89:37 (King James Version)
It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
- It shall
- That is, as long as the sun and moon shall endure, as long as time shall last, his kingdom shall continue among men. The moon is probably termed a faithful witness, because by her, particularly, time is measured. Her decrease and increase are especially observed by every nation; and by these time is generally estimated, especially among eastern nations:--So many moons is a man old--so many moons since such an event happened; and even their years are reckoned by lunations. Or, the rainbow may be intended; that faithful sign which God has established in the clouds, that the earth shall no more be destroyed by water.
- 72:7 104:19 Genesis 1:14-18 ; Jeremiah 31:35 Jeremiah 31:36
- and as
- Genesis 9:13-16 ; Isaiah 54:9 Isaiah 54:10