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Psalm 89


The LORD'S Covenant with David, and Israel's Afflictions.

A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

Psalm 89:1   I will sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever; To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.
Psalm 89:2   For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness."
Psalm 89:3   "I have made a covenant with My chosen; I have sworn to David My servant,
Psalm 89:4   I will establish your seed forever And build up your throne to all generations." Selah.
Psalm 89:5   The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD; Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
Psalm 89:6   For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty is like the LORD,
Psalm 89:7   A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones, And awesome above all those who are around Him?
Psalm 89:8   O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
Psalm 89:9   You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.
Psalm 89:10   You Yourself crushed Rahab like one who is slain; You scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
Psalm 89:11   The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.
Psalm 89:12   The north and the south, You have created them; Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
Psalm 89:13   You have a strong arm; Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.
Psalm 89:14   Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.
Psalm 89:15   How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.
Psalm 89:16   In Your name they rejoice all the day, And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
Psalm 89:17   For You are the glory of their strength, And by Your favor our horn is exalted.
Psalm 89:18   For our shield belongs to the LORD, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Psalm 89:19   Once You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, And said, "I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people.
Psalm 89:20   "I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him,
Psalm 89:21   With whom My hand will be established; My arm also will strengthen him.
Psalm 89:22   "The enemy will not deceive him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
Psalm 89:23   "But I shall crush his adversaries before him, And strike those who hate him.
Psalm 89:24   "My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him, And in My name his horn will be exalted.
Psalm 89:25   "I shall also set his hand on the sea And his right hand on the rivers.
Psalm 89:26   "He will cry to Me, 'You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.'
Psalm 89:27   "I also shall make him My firstborn, The highest of the kings of the earth.
Psalm 89:28   "My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.
Psalm 89:29   "So I will establish his descendants forever And his throne as the days of heaven.
Psalm 89:30   "If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in My judgments,
Psalm 89:31   If they violate My statutes And do not keep My commandments,
Psalm 89:32   Then I will punish their transgression with the rod And their iniquity with stripes.
Psalm 89:33   "But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
Psalm 89:34   "My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.
Psalm 89:35   Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David.
Psalm 89:36   "His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me.
Psalm 89:37   "It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful." Selah.
Psalm 89:38   But You have cast off and rejected, You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.
Psalm 89:39   You have spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown in the dust.
Psalm 89:40   You have broken down all his walls; You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
Psalm 89:41   All who pass along the way plunder him; He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
Psalm 89:42   You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice.
Psalm 89:43   You also turn back the edge of his sword And have not made him stand in battle.
Psalm 89:44   You have made his splendor to cease And cast his throne to the ground.
Psalm 89:45   You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah.
Psalm 89:46   How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
Psalm 89:47   Remember what my span of life is; For what vanity You have created all the sons of men!
Psalm 89:48   What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.
Psalm 89:49   Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord, Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?
Psalm 89:50   Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants; How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
Psalm 89:51   With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD, With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.
Psalm 89:52   Blessed be the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.
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