Psalm 89 NIV

A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

1 abI will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.

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    • ʼn 89:1 - In Hebrew texts 89:1-52 is numbered 89:2-53.
    • Ŋ 89:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.

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      3 You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
      4 ‘I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.’ ”c

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        • ŋ 89:4 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 37, 45 and 48.
          5 The heavens praise your wonders, LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.

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          6 For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?

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          7 In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.

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          8 Who is like you, LORD God Almighty? You, LORD, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.

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          9 You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.

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          10 You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.

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          11 The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it.

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          12 You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.

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          13 Your arm is endowed with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.

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          14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.

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          15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD.

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          16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.

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          17 For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.d

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            • Ō 89:17 - "Horn" here symbolizes strong one.
              18 Indeed, our shielde belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

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              19 Once you spoke in a vision, to your faithful people you said: “I have bestowed strength on a warrior; I have raised up a young man from among the people.
              20 I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him.

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              21 My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.

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              22 The enemy will not get the better of him; the wicked will not oppress him.

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              23 I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.

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              24 My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his hornf will be exalted.

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                • Ŏ 89:24 - "Horn" here symbolizes strength.
                  25 I will set his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.

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                  26 He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.’

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                  27 And I will appoint him to be my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.

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                  28 I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.

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                      29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.

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                      30 “If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
                      31 if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
                      32 I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;

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                      33 but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.

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                      34 I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.

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                      35 Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness— and I will not lie to David—
                      36 that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;

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                          37 it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky.”

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                          38 But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.

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                          39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.

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                          40 You have broken through all his walls and reduced his strongholds to ruins.

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                          41 All who pass by have plundered him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.

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                          42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.

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                          43 Indeed, you have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.

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                          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 youth; you have covered him with a mantle of shame.

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                          46 How long, LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?

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                          47 Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity!

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                          48 Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?

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                          49 Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
                          50 Remember, Lord, how your servant hasg been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,

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                            • ŏ 89:50 - Or "your servants have"
                              51 the taunts with which your enemies, LORD, have mocked, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.

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                              52 Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.

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