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Psalm 89 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:1 - A [fn]Maskil of [fn]Ethan [fn]the Ezrahite.
I will sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever;
To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:2 - For I have said, “Lovingkindness will be built up forever;
In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:3 - “I have made a covenant with My chosen;
I have sworn to David My servant,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:4 - I will establish your seed forever
And build up your throne to all generations.” [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:5 - The heavens will praise Your wonders, O LORD;
Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:6 - For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD?
Who among the [fn]sons of the mighty is like the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:7 - A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones,
And awesome above all those who are around Him?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:8 - O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty [fn]LORD?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:9 - You rule the swelling of the sea;
When its waves rise, You still them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:10 - You Yourself crushed [fn]Rahab like one who is slain;
You scattered Your enemies with [fn]Your mighty arm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:11 - The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The world and [fn]all it contains, You have founded them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:12 - The north and the south, You have created them;
Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:13 - You have [fn]a strong arm;
Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:14 - Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Lovingkindness and [fn]truth go before You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:15 - How blessed are the people who know the [fn]joyful sound!
O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:16 - In Your name they rejoice all the day,
And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:17 - For You are the glory of their strength,
And by Your favor [fn]our horn is exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:18 - For our shield belongs to the LORD,
[fn]And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:19 - [fn]Once You spoke in vision to Your godly [fn]ones,
And said, “I have [fn]given help to one who is mighty;
I have exalted one chosen from the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:20 - “I have found David My servant;
With My holy oil I have anointed him,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:21 - With whom My hand will be established;
My arm also will strengthen him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:22 - “The enemy will not [fn]deceive him,
Nor the [fn]son of wickedness afflict him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:23 - “But I shall crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:24 - “My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him,
And in My name his horn will be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:25 - “I shall also set his hand on the sea
And his right hand on the rivers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:26 - “He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:27 - “I also shall make him My firstborn,
The highest of the kings of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:28 - “My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever,
And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:29 - “So I will establish his [fn]descendants forever
And his throne as the days of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:30 - “If his sons forsake My law
And do not walk in My judgments,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:31 - If they [fn]violate My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:32 - Then I will punish their transgression with the rod
And their iniquity with stripes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:33 - “But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him,
Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:34 - “My covenant I will not [fn]violate,
Nor will I alter [fn]the utterance of My lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:35 - [fn]Once I have sworn by My holiness;
I will not lie to David.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:36 - “His [fn]descendants shall endure forever
And his throne as the sun before Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:37 - “It shall be established forever like the moon,
And the witness in the sky is faithful.” [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:38 - But You have cast off and rejected,
You have been full of wrath [fn]against Your anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:39 - You have spurned the covenant of Your servant;
You have profaned his crown [fn]in the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:40 - You have broken down all his walls;
You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:41 - All who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:42 - You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
You have made all his enemies rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:43 - You also turn back the edge of his sword
And have not made him stand in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:44 - You have made his [fn]splendor to cease
And cast his throne to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:45 - You have shortened the days of his youth;
You have covered him with shame. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:46 - How long, O LORD?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your wrath burn like fire?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:47 - Remember [fn]what my span of life is;
For what vanity [fn]You have created all the sons of men!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:48 - What man can live and not see death?
Can he deliver his soul from the [fn]power of [fn]Sheol? Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:49 - Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord,
Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:50 - Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants;
[fn]How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:51 - With which Your enemies have reproached, O LORD,
With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:52 - Blessed be the LORD forever!
Amen and Amen.
NASB95 Footnotes
Possibly, Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
1 Kin 4:31
Ps 88: title
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Or, sons of gods
Hebrew: YAH
I.e. Egypt
Literally: the arm of Your might
Literally: its fullness
Literally: an arm with strength
Or, faithfulness
Or, blast of the trumpet, shout of joy
Another reading is You exalt our horn
Or, Even to the Holy One of Israel our King
Or, At that time
Some mss read one
Literally: placed help upon
Or, exact usury from him
Or, wicked man
Literally: seed
Literally: profane
Literally: profane
Literally: that which goes forth
Or, One thing
Literally: seed
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Literally: with
Literally: to the ground
Literally: clearness, luster
Literally: of what duration I am
Or, have
Literally: hand
I.e. the nether world
Literally: My bearing in my bosom

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