Psalms 89:14

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

Psalms 89:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
ESV
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
NLT
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants.
MSG
14 The Right and Justice are the roots of your rule; Love and Truth are its fruits.
CSB
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; faithful love and truth go before You.

Psalms 89:14 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 89:14

Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne
The seat and throne on which he sits; all the administrations of his kingly power in the government of the world, in the salvation of his people, and in the punishment of his enemies, being according to the strict rules of justice and judgment: or "the preparation of thy throne" F4; all that the Lord does according to the counsel of his will; and these counsels were of old, and were formed in strict justice and judgment, and were a preparation for his future government in providence and grace: or "the establishment of thy throne" F5; the throne of an earthly king is established by righteousness; and so the throne of God, and of Christ, is ordered and established with justice and judgment in the exercise of righteousness for evermore, ( Proverbs 16:12 ) ( Isaiah 9:7 )

mercy and truth shall go before thy face;
be and appear wherever he is; all his ways are mercy and truth, ( Psalms 25:10 ) , "mercy" in pardoning and saving sinners that come unto him by Christ; and "truth" in performing all his purposes and promises; and these make the joyful sound next mentioned.


FOOTNOTES:

F4 (Kaok Nwkm) "praeparatio sedis tuae". V. L. so the Sept.
F5 Basis, "fulchrum et stabilimentum", Michaelis.

Psalms 89:14 In-Context

12 You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
13 Your arm is endowed with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD.
16 They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.

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