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Psalm 89 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Jehovah's Covenant with David, and Israel's Afflictions.

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Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
I will sing of the lovingkindness of Jehovah for ever:
With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
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For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever;
Thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.
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I have made a covenant with my chosen,
I have sworn unto David my servant:
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Thy seed will I establish for ever,
And build up thy throne to all generations.
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And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Jehovah;
Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
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For who in the skies can be compared unto Jehovah?
Who among the sons of the mighty is like unto Jehovah,
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A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones,
And to be feared above all them that are round about him?
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O Jehovah God of hosts,
Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O Jehovah?
And thy faithfulness is round about thee.
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Thou rulest the pride of the sea:
When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
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Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain;
Thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
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The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:
The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
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The north and the south, thou hast created them:
Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.
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Thou hast a mighty arm;
Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
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Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne:
Lovingkindness and truth go before thy face.
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Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:
They walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance.
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In thy name do they rejoice all the day;
And in thy righteousness are they exalted.
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For thou art the glory of their strength;
And in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.
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For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah;
And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
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Then 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.
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I have found David my servant;
With my holy oil have I anointed him:
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With whom my hand shall be established;
Mine arm also shall strengthen him.
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The enemy shall not exact from him,
Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
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And I will beat down his adversaries before him,
And smite them that hate him.
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But my faithfulness and my lovingkindness shall be with him;
And in my name shall his horn be exalted.
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I will set his hand also on the sea,
And his right hand on the rivers.
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He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.
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I also will make him my first-born,
The highest of the kings of the earth.
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My lovingkindness will I keep for him for evermore;
And my covenant shall stand fast with him.
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His seed also will I make to endure for ever,
And his throne as the days of heaven.
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If his children forsake my law,
And walk not in mine ordinances;
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If they break my statutes,
And keep not my commandments;
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Then will I visit their transgression with the rod,
And their iniquity with stripes.
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But my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him,
Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
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My covenant will I not break,
Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
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Once have I sworn by my holiness:
I will not lie unto David:
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His seed shall endure for ever,
And his throne as the sun before me.
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It shall be established for ever as the moon,
And as the faithful witness in the sky.
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But thou hast cast off and rejected,
Thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
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Thou hast abhorred the covenant of thy servant:
Thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
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Thou hast broken down all his hedges;
Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
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All that pass by the way rob him:
He is become a reproach to his neighbors.
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Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
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Yea, thou turnest back the edge of his sword,
And hast not made him to stand in the battle.
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Thou hast made his brightness to cease,
And cast his throne down to the ground.
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The days of his youth hast thou shortened:
Thou hast covered him with shame.
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How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou hide thyself for ever?
How long shall thy wrath burn like fire?
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Oh remember how short my time is:
For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!
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What man is he that shall live and not see death,
That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol?
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Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses,
Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?
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Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants;
How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty peoples,
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Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah,
Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
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Blessed be Jehovah for evermore.
Amen, and Amen.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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