I will 1sing of the lovingkindness of the LORDforever; To allgenerations I will 2makeknown Your 3faithfulness with my mouth.
For I have said, "4Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your 5faithfulness."
"I have made a covenant with 6My chosen; I have 7sworn to David My servant,
I will establish your 8seedforever And build up your 9throne to allgenerations." aSelah.
The 10heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; Your faithfulnessalso11in the assembly of the 12holyones.
For 13who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? Who among the b14sons of the mighty is like the LORD,
A God15greatlyfeared in the council of the 16holyones, And 17awesomeaboveall those who are around Him?
O LORDGod of hosts, 18who is like You, O mightycLORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
You rule the swelling of the sea; When its wavesrise, You 19still them.
You Yourselfcrushedd20Rahab like one who is slain; You 21scattered Your enemies with eYour mightyarm.
The 22heavens are Yours, the earthalso is Yours; The 23world and fall it contains, You have founded them.
The 24north and the south, You have created them; 25Tabor and 26Hermon27shout for joy at Your name.
You have ga strongarm; Your hand is mighty, Your 28righthand is exalted.
1429Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; 30Lovingkindness and htruthgobefore You.
How blessed are the people who know the i31joyfulsound! O LORD, they walk in the 32light of Your countenance.
In 33Your name they rejoiceall the day, And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
For You are the glory of 34their strength, And by Your favorjour 35horn is exalted.
For our 36shield belongs to the LORD, kAnd our king to the 37HolyOne of Israel.
19lOnce You spoke in vision to Your godlymones, And said, "I have ngivenhelp to one who is 38mighty; I have exalted one 39chosen from the people.
"I have 40foundDavid My servant; With My holy41oil I have anointed him,
With whom42My hand will be established; My armalso will 43strengthen him.
"The enemy will not odeceive him, Nor the p44son of wickednessafflict him.
"But I shall 45crush his adversariesbefore him, And strike those who hate him.
"My 46faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him, And in My name his 47horn will be exalted.
"I shall also set his hand48on the sea And his righthand on the rivers.
"He will cry to Me, 'You are 49my Father, My God, and the 50rock of my salvation.'
"I also shall make him My 51firstborn, The 52highest of the kings of the earth.
"My 53lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My 54covenant shall be confirmed to him.
"So I will establish his q55descendantsforever And his 56throne57as the days of heaven.
30"If his sons58forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,
31If they rviolate My statutes And do not keep My commandments,
Then I will punish their transgression with the 59rod And their iniquity with stripes.
"But I will not break off 60My lovingkindness from him, Nordealfalsely in My faithfulness.
"My 61covenant I will not sviolate, Nor will I 62altertthe utterance of My lips.
"uOnce I have 63sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David.
"His v64descendants shall endureforever And his 65throne66as the sunbefore Me.
"It shall be establishedforever67like the moon, And the 68witness in the sky is faithful." wSelah.
But You have 69castoff and 70rejected, You have beenfull of wrathxagainst Your 71anointed.
You have 72spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have 73profaned74his crownyin the dust.
You have 75brokendownall his walls; You have 76brought his strongholds to ruin.
4177All who passalong the wayplunder him; He hasbecome a 78reproach to his neighbors.
You have 79exalted the righthand of his adversaries; You have 80made all his enemiesrejoice.
You alsoturnback the edge of his sword And have 81not made him stand in battle.
You have made his z82splendor to cease And cast his throne to the ground.
You have 83shortened the days of his youth; You have 84covered him with shame. Selah.
4685Howlong, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your 86wrathburnlikefire?
4787Rememberaawhat my span of life is; For what88vanitybbYou have createdall the sons of men!
48Whatman can live and not 89seedeath? Can he 90deliver his soul from the ccpower of ddSheol? Selah.
49Where are Your formerlovingkindnesses, O Lord, Which You 91swore to David in Your faithfulness?
50Remember, O Lord, the 92reproach of Your servants; eeHow I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the manypeoples,
With which93Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of 94Your anointed.
5295Blessed be the LORDforever! Amen and Amen.