Psalm 89 TNIV

A" maskil "of Ethan the Ezrahite."

1 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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2 I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.3

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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.' "a4

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    • a 89:4 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 37, 45 and 48.
      5 The heavens5 praise your wonders, LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly6 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?7

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      7 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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      8 Who is like you,11 LORD God Almighty?12 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.13

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      10 You crushed Rahab14 like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered15 your enemies.

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      11 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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      12 You created the north and the south; Tabor19 and Hermon20 sing for joy21 at your name.

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      13 Your arm is endued with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.22

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      14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;23 love and faithfulness go before you.24

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      15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk25 in the light26 of your presence, LORD.

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      16 They rejoice in your name27 all day long; they exult in your righteousness.

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      17 For you are their glory and strength,28 and by your favor you exalt our horn.b29

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        • b 89:17 - "Horn" here symbolizes strong one.
          18 Indeed, our shieldc30 belongs to the LORD, our king31 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 David32 my servant;33 with my sacred oil34 I have anointed35 him.

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          21 My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.36

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          22 No enemy will get the better of him;37 no wicked person will oppress38 him.

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          23 I will crush his foes before him39 and strike down his adversaries.40

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          24 My faithful love will be with him,41 and through my name his hornd will be exalted.

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            • d 89:24 - "Horn" here symbolizes strength.
              25 I will set his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.42

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              26 He will call out to me, 'You are my Father,43 my God, the Rock44 my Savior.'45

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              27 And I will appoint him to be my firstborn,46 the most exalted47 of the kings48 of the earth.

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              28 I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.49

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                  29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.50

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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;51

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                  33 but I will not take my love from him,52 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.53

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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;54

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                      37 it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky."55

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                      38 But you have rejected,56 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.57

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                      40 You have broken through all his walls58 and reduced his strongholds59 to ruins.

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                      41 All who pass by have plundered60 him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.61

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                      42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.62

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                      43 Indeed, you have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.63

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                      44 You have put an end to his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.
                      45 You have cut short64 the days of his youth; you have covered him with a mantle of shame.65

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                      46 How long, LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?66

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                      47 Remember how fleeting is my life.67 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?68

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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 hase been mocked,69 how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,

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                        • e 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.70

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                          52 Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.71

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