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Psalm 89 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord, I will always sing of your constant love; I will proclaim your faithfulness forever. 1 I will sing of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
2 I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky. 2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
3 You said, "I have made a covenant with the man I chose; I have promised my servant David, 3 You said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
4 "A descendant of yours will always be king; I will preserve your dynasty forever.' " 4 'I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.' " "Selah"
5 The heavens sing of the wonderful things you do; the holy ones sing of your faithfulness, Lord. 5 The heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
6 No one in heaven is like you, Lord; none of the heavenly beings is your equal. 6 For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?
7 You are feared in the council of the holy ones; they all stand in awe of you. 7 In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.
8 Lord God Almighty, none is as mighty as you; in all things you are faithful, O Lord. 8 O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
9 You rule over the powerful sea; you calm its angry waves. 9 You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
10 You crushed the monster Rahab and killed it; with your mighty strength you defeated your enemies. 10 You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
11 Heaven is yours, the earth also; you made the world and everything in it. 11 The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it.
12 You created the north and the south; Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon sing to you for joy. 12 You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
13 How powerful you are! How great is your strength! 13 Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.
14 Your kingdom is founded on righteousness and justice; love and faithfulness are shown in all you do. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
15 How happy are the people who worship you with songs, who live in the light of your kindness! 15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.
16 Because of you they rejoice all day long, and they praise you for your goodness. 16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
17 You give us great victories; in your love you make us triumphant. 17 For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.
18 You, O Lord, chose our protector; you, the Holy God of Israel, gave us our king. 18 Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
19 In a vision long ago you said to your faithful servants, "I have given help to a famous soldier; I have given the throne to one I chose from the people. 19 Once you spoke in a vision, to your faithful people you said: "I have bestowed strength on a warrior; I have exalted a young man from among the people.
20 I have made my servant David king by anointing him with holy oil. 20 I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him.
21 My strength will always be with him, my power will make him strong. 21 My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.
22 His enemies will never succeed against him; the wicked will not defeat him. 22 No enemy will subject him to tribute; no wicked man will oppress him.
23 I will crush his foes and kill everyone who hates him. 23 I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.
24 I will love him and be loyal to him; I will make him always victorious. 24 My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted.
25 I will extend his kingdom from the Mediterranean to the Euphrates River. 25 I will set his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.
26 He will say to me, "You are my father and my God; you are my protector and savior.' 26 He will call out to me, 'You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.'
27 I will make him my first-born son, the greatest of all kings. 27 I will also appoint him my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
28 I will always keep my promise to him, and my covenant with him will last forever. 28 I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
29 His dynasty will be as permanent as the sky; a descendant of his will always be king. 29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.
30 "But if his descendants disobey my law and do not live according to my commands, 30 "If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
31 if they disregard my instructions and do not keep my commandments, 31 if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
32 then I will punish them for their sins; I will make them suffer for their wrongs. 32 I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;
33 But I will not stop loving David or fail to keep my promise to him. 33 but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
34 I will not break my covenant with him or take back even one promise I made him. 34 I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.
35 "Once and for all I have promised by my holy name: I will never lie to David. 35 Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness-- and I will not lie to David--
36 He will always have descendants, and I will watch over his kingdom as long as the sun shines. 36 that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;
37 It will be as permanent as the moon, that faithful witness in the sky." 37 it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky." "Selah"
38 But you are angry with your chosen king; you have deserted and rejected him. 38 But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
39 You have broken your covenant with your servant and thrown his crown in the dirt. 39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.
40 You have torn down the walls of his city and left his forts in ruins. 40 You have broken through all his walls and reduced his strongholds to ruins.
41 All who pass by steal his belongings; all his neighbors laugh at him. 41 All who pass by have plundered him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
42 You have given the victory to his enemies; you have made them all happy. 42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You have made his weapons useless and let him be defeated in battle. 43 You have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.
44 You have taken away his royal scepter and knocked his throne to the ground. 44 You have put an end to his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have made him old before his time and covered him with disgrace. 45 You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with a mantle of shame. "Selah"
46 Lord, will you hide yourself forever? How long will your anger burn like fire? 46 How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my life is; remember that you created all of us mortal! 47 Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all men!
48 Who can live and never die? How can we humans keep ourselves from the grave? 48 What man can live and not see death, or save himself from the power of the grave ? "Selah"
49 Lord, where are the former proofs of your love? Where are the promises you made to David? 49 O Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Don't forget how I, your servant, am insulted, how I endure all the curses of the heathen. 50 Remember, Lord, how your servant has been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
51 Your enemies insult your chosen king, O Lord! They insult him wherever he goes. 51 the taunts with which your enemies have mocked, O LORD, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.
52 Praise the Lord forever! Amen! Amen! 52 Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.