89:1 <> I will sing of the loving kindness of Yahweh forever. With my mouth, I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
89:2 I indeed declare, "Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them."
89:3 "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David, my servant,
89:4 'I will establish your seed forever, and build up your throne to all generations.'" Selah.
89:5 The heavens will praise your wonders, Yahweh; your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
89:6 For who in the skies can be compared to Yahweh? Who among the sons of the heavenly beings is like Yahweh,
89:7 a very awesome God in the council of the holy ones, to be feared above all those who are around him?
89:8 Yahweh, God of Armies, who is a mighty one, like you? Yah, your faithfulness is around you.
89:9 You rule the pride of the sea. When its waves rise up, you calm them.
89:10 You have broken Rahab in pieces, like one of the slain. You have scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
89:11 The heavens are yours. The earth also is yours; the world and its fullness. You have founded them.
89:12 The north and the south, you have created them. Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name.
89:13 You have a mighty arm. Your hand is strong, and your right hand is exalted.
89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne. Loving kindness and truth go before your face.
89:15 Blessed are the people who learn to acclaim you. They walk in the light of your presence, Yahweh.
89:16 In your name they rejoice all day. In your righteousness, they are exalted.
89:17 For you are the glory of their strength. In your favor, our horn will be exalted.
89:18 For our shield belongs to Yahweh; our king to the Holy One of Israel.
89:19 Then you spoke in vision to your saints, and said, "I have bestowed strength on the warrior. I have exalted a young man from the people.
89:20 I have found David, my servant. I have anointed him with my holy oil,
89:21 with whom my hand shall be established. My arm will also strengthen him.
89:22 No enemy will tax him. No wicked man will oppress him.
89:23 I will beat down his adversaries before him, and strike those who hate him.
89:24 But my faithfulness and my loving kindness will be with him. In my name, his horn will be exalted.
89:25 I will set his hand also on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers.
89:26 He will call to me, 'You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation!'
89:27 I will also appoint him my firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.
89:28 I will keep my loving kindness for him forevermore. My covenant will stand firm with him.
89:29 I will also make his seed endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
89:30 If his children forsake my law, and don't walk in my ordinances;
89:31 if they break my statutes, and don't keep my commandments;
89:32 then I will punish their sin with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
89:33 But I will not completely take my loving kindness from him, nor allow my faithfulness to fail.
89:34 I will not break my covenant, nor alter what my lips have uttered.
89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness, I will not lie to David.
89:36 His seed will endure forever, his throne like the sun before me.
89:37 It will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky." Selah.
89:38 But you have rejected and spurned. You have been angry with your anointed.
89:39 You have renounced the covenant of your servant. You have defiled his crown in the dust.
89:40 You have broken down all his hedges. You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
89:41 All who pass by the way rob him. He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
89:42 You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries. You have made all of his enemies rejoice.
89:43 Yes, you turn back the edge of his sword, and haven't supported him in battle.
89:44 You have ended his splendor, and thrown his throne down to the ground.
89:45 You have shortened the days of his youth. You have covered him with shame. Selah.
89:46 How long, Yahweh? Will you hide yourself forever? Will your wrath burn like fire?
89:47 Remember how short my time is! For what vanity have you created all the children of men!
89:48 What man is he who shall live and not see death, who shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.
89:49 Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses, which you swore to David in your faithfulness?
89:50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the mighty peoples,
89:51 With which your enemies have mocked, Yahweh, with which they have mocked the footsteps of your anointed one.
89:52 Blessed be Yahweh forevermore. Amen, and Amen.
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