Psalm 89 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Contemplation of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations. 1 I will sing of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
2 For I have said, "Mercy shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens." 2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
3 "I have made a covenant with My chosen, I have sworn to My servant David: 3 You said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
4 'Your seed I will establish forever, And build up your throne to all generations.' " Selah 4 'I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.' " "Selah"
5 And the heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints. 5 The heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
6 For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to 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 greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be held in reverence by all those around 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 hosts, Who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also 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 of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them. 9 You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
10 You have broken Rahab in pieces, as one who is slain; You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm. 10 You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
11 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all its fullness, You have founded them. 11 The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it.
12 The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon rejoice in Your name. 12 You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
13 You have a mighty arm; Strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand. 13 Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. 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 all day long, And in Your righteousness they are exalted. 16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
17 For You are the glory of their strength, And in Your favor our horn is exalted. 17 For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.
18 For our shield belongs to the Lord, And our king to the Holy One of Israel. 18 Indeed, our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
19 Then You spoke in a vision to Your holy one, And said: "I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted 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 have found My servant David; With My holy oil I have anointed him, 20 I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him.
21 With whom My hand shall be established; Also My arm shall strengthen him. 21 My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not outwit him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 22 No enemy will subject him to tribute; no wicked man will oppress him.
23 I will beat down his foes before his face, And plague those who hate him. 23 I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.
24 "But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him, And in My name his horn shall be exalted. 24 My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted.
25 Also I will set his hand over the sea, And his right hand over the rivers. 25 I will set his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.
26 He shall cry 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 Also I will make him My firstborn, The highest of 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 I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall stand firm with him. 28 I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
29 His seed also I will make to endure forever, And his throne as the days of heaven. 29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.
30 "If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments, 30 "If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
31 If they break My statutes And do not keep My commandments, 31 if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
32 Then I will punish their transgression with the rod, And their iniquity with stripes. 32 I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;
33 Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, Nor allow My faithfulness to fail. 33 but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
34 My covenant I will not break, Nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips. 34 I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.
35 Once I have sworn 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 seed shall endure forever, And his throne as the sun before Me; 36 that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;
37 It shall be established forever like the moon, Even like the 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 cast off and abhorred, You have been furious with Your anointed. 38 But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
39 You have renounced the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground. 39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.
40 You have broken down all his hedges; You have brought his strongholds to ruin. 40 You have broken through all his walls and reduced his strongholds to ruins.
41 All who pass by the way plunder him; He is a reproach to his neighbors. 41 All who pass by have plundered him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
42 You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice. 42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You have also turned back the edge of his sword, And have not sustained him in the battle. 43 You have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.
44 You have made his glory cease, And cast his throne down to the ground. 44 You have put an end to his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.
45 The days of his youth You have shortened; 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 How long, Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath 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 time is; For what futility have You created all the children of men? 47 Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all men!
48 What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life 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 Lord, where are Your former lovingkindnesses, Which You swore to David in Your truth? 49 O Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of Your servants-- How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples, 50 Remember, Lord, how your servant has been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
51 With which Your enemies have reproached, O Lord, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed. 51 the taunts with which your enemies have mocked, O LORD, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.
52 Blessed be the Lord forevermore! Amen and Amen. 52 Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.