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Psalms 89 (asv)

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Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

89:1I will sing of the lovingkindness of Jehovah for ever:

With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

89:2For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever;

Thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.

89:3I have made a covenant with my chosen,

I have sworn unto David my servant:

89:4Thy seed will I establish for ever,

And build up thy throne to all generations.


89:5And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Jehovah;

Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.

89:6For who in the skies can be compared unto Jehovah?

Who among the mighty is like unto Jehovah,

89:7A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones,

And to be feared above all them that are round about him?

89:8O Jehovah God of hosts,

Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O Jehovah?

And thy faithfulness is round about thee.

89:9Thou rulest the pride of the sea:

When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

89:10Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain;

Thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.

89:11The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:

The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

89:12The north and the south, thou hast created them:

Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.

89:13Thou hast a mighty arm;

Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

89:14Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne:

Lovingkindness and truth go before thy face.

89:15Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:

They walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance.

89:16In thy name do they rejoice all the day;

And in thy righteousness are they exalted.

89:17For thou art the glory of their strength;

And in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.

89:18For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah;

And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

89:19Then thou spakest in vision to thy saints,

And saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty;

I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

89:20I have found David my servant;

With my holy oil have I anointed him:

89:21With whom my hand shall be established;

Mine arm also shall strengthen him.

89:22The enemy shall not exact from him,

Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

89:23And I will beat down his adversaries before him,

And smite them that hate him.

89:24But my faithfulness and my lovingkindness shall be with him;

And in my name shall his horn be exalted.

89:25I will set his hand also on the sea,

And his right hand on the rivers.

89:26He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father,

My God, and the rock of my salvation.

89:27I also will make him my first-born,

The highest of the kings of the earth.

89:28My lovingkindness will I keep for him for evermore;

And my covenant shall stand fast with him.

89:29His seed also will I make to endure for ever,

And his throne as the days of heaven.

89:30If his children forsake my law,

And walk not in mine ordinances;

89:31If they break my statutes,

And keep not my commandments;

89:32Then will I visit their transgression with the rod,

And their iniquity with stripes.

89:33But my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him,

Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

89:34My covenant will I not break,

Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness:

I will not lie unto David:

89:36His seed shall endure for ever,

And his throne as the sun before me.

89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon,

And as the faithful witness in the sky.


89:38But thou hast cast off and rejected,

Thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.

89:39Thou hast abhorred the covenant of thy servant:

Thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

89:40Thou hast broken down all his hedges;

Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.

89:41All that pass by the way rob him:

He is become a reproach to his neighbors.

89:42Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries;

Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

89:43Yea, thou turnest back the edge of his sword,

And hast not made him to stand in the battle.

89:44Thou hast made his brightness to cease,

And cast his throne down to the ground.

89:45The days of his youth hast thou shortened:

Thou hast covered him with shame.


89:46How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou hide thyself for ever?

How long shall thy wrath burn like fire?

89:47Oh remember how short my time is:

For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!

89:48What man is he that shall live and not see death,

That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol?


89:49Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses,

Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?

89:50Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants;

How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty peoples,

89:51Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah,

Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

89:52Blessed be Jehovah for evermore.

Amen, and Amen.


Preceding Entry: Psalms 88
Following Entry: Psalms 90