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Psalm 89 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Perplexity about God’s Promises

A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

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I will sing about the LORD’s faithful love forever;

I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generations

with my mouth.

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For I will declare,

“Faithful love is built up forever;

You establish Your faithfulness in the heavens.”

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The LORD said,

“I have made a covenant with My chosen one;

I have sworn an oath to David My servant:

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‘I will establish your offspring forever

and build up your throne for all generations.’ ”Selah

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LORD, the heavens praise Your wonders —

Your faithfulness also —

in the assembly of the holy ones.

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For who in the skies can compare with the LORD?

Who among the heavenly beings[fn] is like the LORD?

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God is greatly feared in the council of the holy ones,

more awe-inspiring than[fn] all who surround Him.

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LORD God of Hosts,

who is strong like You, LORD?

Your faithfulness surrounds You.

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You rule the raging sea;

when its waves surge, You still them.

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You crushed Rahab like one who is slain;

You scattered Your enemies with Your powerful arm.

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The heavens are Yours; the earth also is Yours.

The world and everything in it — You founded them.

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North and south — You created them.

Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.

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You have a mighty arm;

Your hand is powerful;

Your right hand is lifted high.

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Righteousness and justice are the foundation

of Your throne;

faithful love and truth go before You.

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Happy are the people who know the joyful shout;

Yahweh, they walk in the light of Your presence.

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They rejoice in Your name all day long,

and they are exalted by Your righteousness.

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For You are their magnificent strength;

by Your favor our horn is exalted.

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Surely our shield[fn] belongs to the LORD,

our king to the Holy One of Israel.

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You once spoke in a vision to Your loyal ones

and said: “I have granted help to a warrior;

I have exalted one chosen[fn] from the people.

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I have found David My servant;

I have anointed him with My sacred oil.

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My hand will always be with him,

and My arm will strengthen him.

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The enemy will not afflict[fn] him;

no wicked man will oppress him.

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I will crush his foes before him

and strike those who hate him.

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My faithfulness and love will be with him,

and through My name

his horn will be exalted.

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I will extend his power to the sea

and his right hand to the rivers.

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He will call to Me, ‘You are my Father,

my God, the rock of my salvation.’

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I will also make him My firstborn,

greatest of the kings of the earth.

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I will always preserve My faithful love for him,

and My covenant with him will endure.

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I will establish his line forever,

his throne as long as heaven lasts.[fn]

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If his sons forsake My instruction

and do not live by My ordinances,

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if they dishonor My statutes

and do not keep My commands,

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then I will call their rebellion

to account with the rod,

their sin with blows.

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But I will not withdraw

My faithful love from him

or betray My faithfulness.

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I will not violate My covenant

or change what My lips have said.

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Once and for all

I have sworn an oath by My holiness;

I will not lie to David.

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His offspring will continue forever,

his throne like the sun before Me,

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like the moon, established forever,

a faithful witness in the sky.”Selah

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But You have spurned and rejected him;

You have become enraged with Your anointed.

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You have repudiated the covenant with Your servant;

You have completely dishonored his crown.[fn]

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You have broken down all his walls;

You have reduced his fortified cities to ruins.

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All who pass by plunder him;

he has become an object of ridicule

to his neighbors.

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You have lifted high the right hand of his foes;

You have made all his enemies rejoice.

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You have also turned back his sharp sword

and have not let him stand in battle.

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You have made his splendor[fn] cease

and have overturned his throne.

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You have shortened the days of his youth;

You have covered him with shame.Selah

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How long, LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever?

Will Your anger keep burning like fire?

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Remember how short my life is.

Have You created everyone for nothing?

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What man can live and never see death?

Who can save himself from the power of Sheol?Selah

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Lord, where are the former acts of Your faithful love

that You swore to David in Your faithfulness?

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Remember, Lord, the ridicule against Your servants —

in my heart I carry abuse from all the peoples —

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how Your enemies have ridiculed, LORD,

how they have ridiculed every step of Your anointed.

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May the LORD be praised forever.

Amen and amen.

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HCSB Footnotes
Or the angels, or the sons of the mighty
Or ones, revered by
= the king
Or exalted a young man
Or not exact tribute from
Lit as days of heaven
Lit have dishonored his crown to the ground
Hb obscure

HCSB

Holy Bible, Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used with permission by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville, Tennessee. All rights reserved.

Full copyright information is provided here. Visit the Holman Christian Standard Bible website.

 
 
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