I will sing1 of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known2 through all generations.
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I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.3
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You said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
'I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.' "4
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The heavens5 praise your wonders, LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly6 of the holy ones.
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For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?7
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In the council8 of the holy ones9 God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.10
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Who is like you,11 LORD God Almighty?12 You, LORD, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
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You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.13
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You crushed Rahab14 like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered15 your enemies.
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The heavens are yours,16 and yours also the earth;17 you founded the world and all that is in it.18
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You created the north and the south; Tabor19 and Hermon20 sing for joy21 at your name.
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Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.22
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Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;23 love and faithfulness go before you.24
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Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk25 in the light26 of your presence, LORD.
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They rejoice in your name27 all day long; they exult in your righteousness.
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For you are their glory and strength,28 and by your favor you exalt our horn.29
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Indeed, our shield30 belongs to the LORD, our king31 to the Holy One of Israel.
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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.
I have found David32 my servant;33 with my sacred oil34 I have anointed35 him.
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My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.36
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No enemy will get the better of him;37 no wicked person will oppress38 him.
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I will crush his foes before him39 and strike down his adversaries.40
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My faithful love will be with him,41 and through my name his horn will be exalted.
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I will set his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.42
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He will call out to me, 'You are my Father,43 my God, the Rock44 my Savior.'45
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And I will appoint him to be my firstborn,46 the most exalted47 of the kings48 of the earth.
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I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.49
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I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.50
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"If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;51
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but I will not take my love from him,52 nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
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I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.53
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Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness-- and I will not lie to David--
that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;54
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it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky."55
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But you have rejected,56 you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
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You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.57
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You have broken through all his walls58 and reduced his strongholds59 to ruins.
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All who pass by have plundered60 him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.61
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You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.62
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Indeed, you have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.63
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You have put an end to his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.
You have cut short64 the days of his youth; you have covered him with a mantle of shame.65
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How long, LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?66
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Remember how fleeting is my life.67 For what futility you have created all humanity!
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Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?68
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Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
Remember, Lord, how your servant has been mocked,69 how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
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the taunts with which your enemies, LORD, have mocked, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.70
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Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.71
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