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Psalm 89 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of thy steadfast love, O LORD, for ever; with my mouth I will proclaim thy 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 thy steadfast love was established for ever, thy faithfulness is firm as the heavens. 2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
3 Thou hast said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant: 3 You said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
4 'I will establish your descendants for ever, and build your throne for all generations.'" [Selah] 4 'I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.' " "Selah"
5 Let the heavens praise thy wonders, O LORD, thy 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 For who in the skies can be compared to 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 a God feared in the council of the holy ones, great and terrible above all that are round about 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 as thou art, O LORD, with thy faithfulness round about thee? 8 O LORD God Almighty, who is like you? You are mighty, O LORD, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
9 Thou dost rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, thou stillest them. 9 You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
10 Thou didst crush Rahab like a carcass, thou didst scatter thy enemies with thy mighty arm. 10 You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine; the world and all that is in it, thou hast 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, thou hast created them; Tabor and Hermon joyously praise thy name. 12 You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
13 Thou hast a mighty arm; strong is thy hand, high thy 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 thy throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before thee. 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
15 Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance, 15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, O LORD.
16 who exult in thy name all the day, and extol thy righteousness. 16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
17 For thou art the glory of their strength; by thy 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, 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 Of old thou didst speak in a vision to thy faithful one, and say: "I have set the crown upon 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 David, my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him; 20 I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him.
21 so that my hand shall ever abide with him, my arm also shall strengthen him. 21 My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not outwit him, the wicked shall not humble him. 22 No enemy will subject him to tribute; no wicked man will oppress him.
23 I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him. 23 I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.
24 My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted. 24 My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted.
25 I will set his 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 shall cry to me, 'Thou art 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 And I will make him the first-born, 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 steadfast love I will keep for him for ever, and my covenant will stand firm for him. 28 I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
29 I will establish his line for ever and his throne as the days of the heavens. 29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.
30 If his children forsake my law and do not walk according to my ordinances, 30 "If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
31 if they violate 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 scourges; 32 I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;
33 but I will not remove from him my steadfast love, or be false to my faithfulness. 33 but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
34 I will not violate my covenant, or alter the word that went forth from my lips. 34 I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.
35 Once for all 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 line shall endure for ever, his throne as long as the sun before me. 36 that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;
37 Like the moon it shall be established for ever; it shall stand firm while the skies endure." [Selah] 37 it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky." "Selah"
38 But now thou hast cast off and rejected, thou art full of wrath against thy anointed. 38 But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
39 Thou hast renounced the covenant with thy servant; thou hast defiled his crown in the dust. 39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.
40 Thou hast breached all his walls; thou hast laid his strongholds in ruins. 40 You have broken through all his walls and reduced his strongholds to ruins.
41 All that pass by despoil him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors. 41 All who pass by have plundered him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
42 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his foes; thou hast made all his enemies rejoice. 42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 Yea, thou hast turned back the edge of his sword, and thou hast not made him stand in battle. 43 You have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.
44 Thou hast removed the scepter from his hand, and cast his throne to the ground. 44 You have put an end to his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.
45 Thou hast cut short the days of his youth; thou hast 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? Wilt thou hide thyself for ever? How long will thy wrath burn like fire? 46 How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember, O Lord, what the measure of life is, for what vanity thou hast created all the sons of men! 47 Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all men!
48 What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? [Selah] 48 What man can live and not see death, or save himself from the power of the grave ? "Selah"
49 Lord, where is thy steadfast love of old, which by thy faithfulness thou didst swear to David? 49 O Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Remember, O Lord, how thy servant is scorned; how I bear in my bosom the insults of the 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 thy enemies taunt, O LORD, with which they mock the footsteps of thy 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 for ever! Amen and Amen. 52 Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.