Psalms 89:34

34 No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back a single word I said.

Psalms 89:34 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 89:34

My covenant will I not break
Not the covenant at Sinai, as Aben Ezra, but the covenant of grace made with Christ, and which stands fast with him, ( Psalms 89:3 Psalms 89:28 ) , which is firm, sure, and stable, and as immovable as mountains and hills, and more so, ( 2 Samuel 23:5 ) ( Isaiah 54:10 ) or "profane" F13 it, though his people profane his statutes, ( Psalms 89:31 ) , he will not profane his covenant; though they violate his laws, he is a God keeping covenant with them, and will not break his word with them:

nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips;
any promise of his, respecting either the temporal, spiritual, or eternal welfare of his people: or "not change" F14; as he changes not in his nature and perfections, nor in his love and affections, nor in his counsels and purposes; so neither in his covenant and promises, they are always the same, and have a certain and unchangeable accomplishment; there is a performance of whatsoever is spoken by the Lord, ( Luke 1:45 ) .


F13 (llxa al) "non prophanabo", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version
F14 (hnva al) "non mutabo", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius

Psalms 89:34 In-Context

32 then I will punish their sin with the rod, and their disobedience with beating.
33 But I will never stop loving him nor fail to keep my promise to him.
34 No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back a single word I said.
35 I have sworn an oath to David, and in my holiness I cannot lie:
36 His dynasty will go on forever; his kingdom will endure as the sun.
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