Psalm 89 NAS

The LORD'S Covenant with David, and Israel's Afflictions.

A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

1 I will 1sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever; To all generations I will 2make known Your 3faithfulness with my mouth.

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2 For I have said, "4Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your 5faithfulness."

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3 "I have made a covenant with 6My chosen; I have 7sworn to David My servant,

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4 I will establish your 8seed forever * And build up your 9throne to all generations." Selah.

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    • a 89:4 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
      5 The 10heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; Your faithfulness also 11in the assembly of the 12holy ones.

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      6 For 13who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? Who among the 14sons of the mighty is like the LORD,

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        • b 89:6 - Or "sons of gods"
          7 A God 15greatly feared in the council of the 16holy ones, And 17awesome above all those who are around Him?

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          8 O LORD God of hosts, 18who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.

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          9 You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You 19still them.

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          10 You Yourself crushed 20Rahab like one who is slain; You 21scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.

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            • d 89:10 - I.e. Egypt
            • e 89:10 - Lit "the arm of Your might"
              11 The 22heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The 23world and all it contains, You have founded them.

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                • f 89:11 - Lit "its fullness"
                  12 The 24north and the south, You have created them; 25Tabor and 26Hermon 27shout for joy at Your name.

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                  13 You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your 28right hand is exalted.

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                    • g 89:13 - Lit "an arm with strength"
                      14 29Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; 30Lovingkindness and truth go before You.

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                        • h 89:14 - Or "faithfulness"
                          15 How blessed are the people who know the 31joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the 32light of Your countenance.

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                            • i 89:15 - Or "blast of the trumpet, shout of joy"
                              16 In 33Your name they rejoice all the day, And by Your righteousness they are exalted.

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                              17 For You are the glory of 34their strength, And by Your favor our 35horn is exalted.

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                                • j 89:17 - Another reading is "You exalt our horn"
                                  18 For our 36shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the 37Holy One of Israel.

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                                    • k 89:18 - Or "Even to the Holy One of Israel our King"
                                      19 Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said, "I have given help to one who is 38mighty; I have exalted one 39chosen from the people.

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                                        • l 89:19 - Or "At that time"
                                        • m 89:19 - Some mss read "one"
                                        • n 89:19 - Lit "placed help upon"
                                          20 "I have 40found David My servant; With My holy 41oil I have anointed him,

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                                          21 With whom 42My hand will be established; My arm also will 43strengthen him.

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                                          22 "The enemy will not deceive him, Nor the 44son of wickedness afflict him.

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                                            • o 89:22 - Or "exact usury from him"
                                            • p 89:22 - Or "wicked man"
                                              23 "But I shall 45crush his adversaries before * him, And strike those who hate him.

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                                              24 "My 46faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him, And in My name his 47horn will be exalted.

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                                              25 "I shall also set his hand 48on the sea And his right hand on the rivers.

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                                              26 "He will cry to Me, 'You are 49my Father, My God, and the 50rock of my salvation.'

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                                              27 "I also shall make him My 51firstborn, The 52highest of the kings of the earth.

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                                              28 "My 53lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My 54covenant shall be confirmed to him.

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                                              29 "So I will establish his 55descendants forever And his 56throne 57as the days of heaven.

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                                              30 "If his sons 58forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,

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                                              31 If they violate My statutes And do not keep My commandments,

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                                                • r 89:31 - Lit "profane"
                                                  32 Then I will punish their transgression with the 59rod And their iniquity with stripes.

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                                                  33 "But I will not break off 60My lovingkindness from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.

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                                                  34 "My 61covenant I will not violate, Nor will I 62alter the utterance of My lips.

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                                                    • s 89:34 - Lit "profane"
                                                    • t 89:34 - Lit "that which goes forth"
                                                      35 "Once I have 63sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David.

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                                                        • u 89:35 - Or "One thing"
                                                          36 "His 64descendants shall endure forever And his 65throne 66as the sun before Me.

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                                                          37 "It shall be established forever 67like the moon, And the 68witness in the sky is faithful." Selah.

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                                                            • w 89:37 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
                                                              38 But You have 69cast off and 70rejected, You have been full of wrath against Your 71anointed.

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                                                              39 You have 72spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have 73profaned 74his crown in the dust.

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                                                                • y 89:39 - Lit "to the ground"
                                                                  40 You have 75broken down all his walls; You have 76brought his strongholds to ruin.

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                                                                  41 77All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a 78reproach to his neighbors.

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                                                                  42 You have 79exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have 80made all his enemies rejoice.

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                                                                  43 You also turn back the edge of his sword And have 81not made him stand in battle.

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                                                                  44 You have made his 82splendor to cease And cast his throne to the ground.

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                                                                    • z 89:44 - Lit "clearness, luster"
                                                                      45 You have 83shortened the days of his youth; You have 84covered him with shame. Selah.

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                                                                      46 85How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your 86wrath burn like fire?

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                                                                      47 87Remember what my span of life is; For what 88vanity You have created all the sons of men!

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                                                                        • { 89:47 - Lit "of what duration I am"
                                                                        • | 89:47 - Or "have"
                                                                          48 What man can live and not 89see death? Can he 90deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.

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                                                                            • } 89:48 - Lit "hand"
                                                                            • ~ 89:48 - I.e. the nether world
                                                                              49 Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord, Which You 91swore to David in Your faithfulness?

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                                                                              50 Remember, O Lord, the 92reproach of Your servants; How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,

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                                                                                •  89:50 - Lit "My bearing in my bosom"
                                                                                  51 With which 93Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of 94Your anointed.

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                                                                                  52 95Blessed be the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.

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