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Psalm 89 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I will sing forever about the evidence of your mercy, O LORD. I will tell about your faithfulness to every generation. 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 said, "Your mercy will last forever. Your faithfulness stands firm in the heavens." 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 promise to my chosen one. I swore this oath to my servant David: 3 You said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
4 'I will make your dynasty continue forever. I built your throne to last throughout every generation.'" Selah 4 'I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.' " "Selah"
5 O LORD, the heavens praise your miracles and your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones. 5 The heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
6 Who in the skies can compare with the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD? 6 For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?
7 God is terrifying in the council of the holy ones. He is greater and more awe-inspiring than those who surround him. 7 In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.
8 O LORD God of Armies, who is like you? Mighty LORD, even your faithfulness surrounds you. 8 O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
9 You rule the raging sea. When its waves rise, you quiet them. 9 You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
10 You crushed Rahab; it was like a corpse. With your strong arm you scattered your enemies. 10 You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
11 The heavens are yours. The earth is also yours. 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 north and south. Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon sing your name joyfully. 12 You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
13 Your arm is mighty. Your hand is strong. Your right hand is lifted high. 13 Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne. Mercy and truth stand in front of you. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
15 Blessed are the people who know how to praise you. They walk in the light of your presence, O LORD. 15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.
16 They find joy in your name all day long. They are joyful in your righteousness 16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
17 because you are the glory of their strength. By your favor you give us victory. 17 For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.
18 Our shield belongs to the LORD. Our king belongs to the Holy One of Israel. 18 Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
19 Once in a vision you said to your faithful ones: "I set a boy above warriors. I have raised up one chosen 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 found my servant David. I anointed him with my holy oil. 20 I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him.
21 My hand is ready to help him. My arm will also give him strength. 21 My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.
22 No enemy will take him by surprise. No wicked person will mistreat him. 22 No enemy will subject him to tribute; no wicked man will oppress him.
23 I will crush his enemies in front of him and defeat those who hate him. 23 I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.
24 My faithfulness and mercy will be with him, and in my name he will be victorious. 24 My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted.
25 I will put his [left] hand on the sea and his right hand on the rivers. 25 I will set his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.
26 He will call out to me, 'You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.' 26 He will call out to me, 'You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.'
27 Yes, I will make him the firstborn. He will be the Most High to the kings of the earth. 27 I will also appoint him my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
28 My mercy will stay with him forever. My promise to him is unbreakable. 28 I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
29 I will make his dynasty endure forever and his throne like the days of heaven. 29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.
30 "If his descendants abandon my teachings and do not live by my rules, 30 "If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
31 if they violate my laws and do not obey my commandments, 31 if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
32 then with a rod I will punish their rebellion and their crimes with beatings. 32 I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;
33 But I will not take my mercy away from him or allow my truth to become a lie. 33 but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
34 I will not dishonor my promise or alter my own agreement. 34 I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.
35 On my holiness I have taken an oath once and for all: I will not lie to David. 35 Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness-- and I will not lie to David--
36 His dynasty will last forever. His throne will be in my presence like the sun. 36 that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;
37 Like the moon his throne will stand firm forever. It will be like a faithful witness in heaven." 37 it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky." "Selah"
38 But you have despised, rejected, and become angry with your anointed one. 38 But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
39 You have refused to recognize the promise to your servant and have thrown his crown into the dirt. 39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.
40 You have broken through all his walls and have laid his fortified cities in ruins. 40 You have broken through all his walls and reduced his strongholds to ruins.
41 (Everyone who passed by robbed him. He has become the object of his neighbors' scorn.) 41 All who pass by have plundered him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
42 You held the right hand of his enemies high and made all of his adversaries rejoice. 42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You even took his sword out of his hand and failed to support him in battle. 43 You have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.
44 You put an end to his splendor and hurled his throne to the ground. 44 You have put an end to his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.
45 You cut short the days of his youth and covered him with shame. Selah 45 You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with a mantle of shame. "Selah"
46 How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your anger continue to 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! Have you created Adam's descendants for no reason? 47 Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all men!
48 Can a mortal go on living and never see death? Who can set himself free from the power of the grave? Selah 48 What man can live and not see death, or save himself from the power of the grave ? "Selah"
49 Where is the evidence of your mercy, Lord? You swore an oath to David on [the basis of] your faithfulness. 49 O Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Remember, O LORD, how your servant has been insulted. Remember how I have carried in my heart [the insults] from so many people. 50 Remember, Lord, how your servant has been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
51 Your enemies insulted [me]. They insulted your Messiah every step he took. 51 the taunts with which your enemies have mocked, O LORD, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.
52 Thank the LORD forever. Amen and amen! 52 Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.