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Psalm 89 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Lord, I will sing about your great love forever. For all time to come, I will tell how faithful you are. 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 tell everyone that your love stands firm forever. I will tell them that you are always faithful, even in heaven itself. 2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
3 You said, "Here is the covenant I have made with my chosen one. Here is the promise I have made 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 family line continue forever. I will make your kingdom secure for all time to come.' " "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. When your holy angels gather together, they praise you for how faithful you are. 5 The heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
6 Who in the skies above can compare with the Lord? Who among 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 God is highly respected among his holy angels. He's more wonderful than all those who are around 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 who rules over all, who is like you? Lord, you are mighty. You are faithful in everything you do. 8 O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
9 You rule over the stormy sea. When its waves rise up, you calm them down. 9 You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
10 You crushed Egypt and killed her people. With your powerful 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 belong to you. The earth is yours also. You made the world and everything that is 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 everything from north to south. Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon sing to you with joy. 12 You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
13 Your arm is powerful. Your hand is strong. Your right hand is mighty. 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. Your truth and faithful love lead the way in front of you. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
15 Blessed are those who have learned to shout praise to you. Lord, they live in the light of your favor. 15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.
16 All day long they are full of joy because of who you are. They praise you because you do what is right. 16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
17 You are their glory. You give them strength. You favor them by honoring our king. 17 For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.
18 Our king is like a shield that keeps us safe. He belongs to the Lord. He belongs to the Holy One of Israel. 18 Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
19 You once spoke to your faithful people in a vision. You said, "I have given strength to a soldier. I have raised up a young man from among 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 found my servant David. I have poured my sacred oil on his head. 20 I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him.
21 My powerful hand will keep him going. My mighty arm will give him strength. 21 My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.
22 No enemies will require him to bring gifts to them. No evil person will beat him down. 22 No enemy will subject him to tribute; no wicked man will oppress him.
23 I will crush the king's enemies. I will completely destroy them. 23 I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.
24 I will love him and be faithful to him. Because of me his power will increase. 24 My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted.
25 I will give him a great kingdom. It will reach from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River. 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. You are my God. You are my Rock and Savior.' 26 He will call out to me, 'You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.'
27 I will also make him my oldest son. Among all the kings of the earth, he will be the most important one. 27 I will also appoint him my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
28 I will continue to love him forever. I will never break my covenant with him. 28 I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
29 I will make his family line continue forever. His kingdom will last as long as the heavens. 29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.
30 "What if his sons turn away from my laws and do not follow them? 30 "If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
31 What if they disobey my orders and fail to keep my commands? 31 if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
32 Then I will punish them for their sins. I will strike them with the rod. I will whip them for their evil acts. 32 I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;
33 But I will not stop loving David. I will always be faithful 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. I will not go back on my word. 34 I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.
35 Once and for all, I have made a promise with an oath. It is based on my holiness. And 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 line will continue forever. His kingdom will last as long as the sun. 36 that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;
37 It will last forever like the moon, that faithful witness in the sky." "Selah" 37 it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky." "Selah"
38 But you have turned your back on your anointed king. You have been very angry with him. 38 But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
39 You have broken the covenant you made with him. You have thrown your servant's 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 the walls around his city. You have completely destroyed his secure places. 40 You have broken through all his walls and reduced his strongholds to ruins.
41 All those who pass by have carried off what belonged to him. His neighbors make fun of him. 41 All who pass by have plundered him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
42 You have made his enemies strong. You have made all of them 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 have not helped him in battle. 43 You have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.
44 You have put an end to his glory. You have 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 cut short the days of his life. You have 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 you hide yourself? Will it be 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. You have created all people for such a useless purpose! 47 Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all men!
48 What man can live and not die? Who can escape 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 Lord, where is the great love you used to have? You faithfully promised it to David. 49 O Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Lord, remember how my enemies have made fun of me. I've had to put up with mean words from all 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, your enemies have said mean things. They have laughed at everything your anointed king has done. 51 the taunts with which your enemies have mocked, O LORD, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.
52 Give praise to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen. 52 Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.