Psalm 89 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I will always sing about the Lord's love; I will tell of his loyalty from now on. 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 will say, "Your love continues forever; your loyalty goes on and on like the sky." 2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
3 You said, "I made an agreement with the man of my choice; I made a promise 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 told him, 'I will make your family continue forever. Your kingdom will go on and on.'"Selah 4 'I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.' " "Selah"
5 Lord, the heavens praise you for your miracles and for your loyalty in the meeting of your holy ones. 5 The heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
6 Who in heaven is equal to the Lord? None of the angels 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 When the holy ones meet, it is God they fear. He is more frightening than all 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 Lord God All-Powerful, who is like you? Lord, you are powerful and completely trustworthy. 8 O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
9 You rule the mighty sea and calm the stormy waves. 9 You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
10 You crushed the sea monster Rahab; by your power you scattered your enemies. 10 You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
11 The skies and the earth belong to you. 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. your name. 12 You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
13 Your arm has great power. Your hand is strong; your right hand is lifted up. 13 Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.
14 Your kingdom is built on what is right and fair. Love and truth are in all you do. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
15 Happy are the people who know how to praise you. Lord, let them live in the light of your presence. 15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.
16 In your name they rejoice and continually praise your goodness. 16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
17 You are their glorious strength, and in your kindness you honor our king. 17 For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.
18 Our king, our shield, belongs to the Lord, 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 spoke to those who worship you. You said, "I have given strength to a warrior; I have raised up a young man from my 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 found my servant David; I appointed him by pouring holy oil on him. 20 I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him.
21 I will steady him with my hand and strengthen him with my arm. 21 My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.
22 No enemy will make him give forced payments, and wicked people will not defeat 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; I will defeat those who hate him. 23 I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.
24 My loyalty and love will be with him. Through me he will be strong. 24 My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted.
25 I will give him power over the sea and control over the rivers. 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, my God, the Rock, my Savior.' 26 He will call out to me, 'You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.'
27 I will make him my firstborn son, the greatest king on earth. 27 I will also appoint him my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
28 My love will watch over him forever, and my agreement with him will never end. 28 I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
29 I will make his family continue, and his kingdom will last as long as the skies. 29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.
30 "If his descendants reject my teachings and do not follow my laws, 30 "If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
31 if they ignore my demands and disobey my commands, 31 if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
32 then I will punish their sins with a rod and their wrongs with a whip. 32 I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;
33 But I will not hold back my love from David, nor will I stop being loyal. 33 but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
34 I will not break my agreement nor change what I have said. 34 I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.
35 I have promised by my holiness, 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 family will go on forever. His kingdom will last before me like the sun. 36 that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;
37 It will continue forever, like the moon, like a dependable witness in the sky."Selah 37 it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky." "Selah"
38 But now you have refused and rejected your appointed king. You have been angry with him. 38 But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
39 You have abandoned the agreement with your servant and thrown his crown to the ground. 39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.
40 You have torn down all his city walls; you have turned his strong cities into ruins. 40 You have broken through all his walls and reduced his strongholds to ruins.
41 Everyone who passes by steals from him. His neighbors insult him. 41 All who pass by have plundered him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
42 You have given strength to his enemies and 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 sword useless; you did not help him stand in battle. 43 You have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.
44 You have kept him from winning and have thrown his throne to the ground. 44 You have put an end to his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have cut his life short 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 Lord, how long will this go on? Will you ignore us forever? How long will your anger burn like a 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. 47 Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all men!
48 What person alive will not die? Who can escape the grave?Selah 48 What man can live and not see death, or save himself from the power of the grave ? "Selah"
49 Lord, where is your love from times past, which in your loyalty you promised to David? 49 O Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Lord, remember how they insulted your servant; remember how I have suffered the insults of the nations. 50 Remember, Lord, how your servant has been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
51 Lord, remember how your enemies insulted you and how they insulted your appointed king wherever he went. 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 and amen. 52 Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.