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Psalm 89 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:1 - [fn]A maskil[fn] of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:2 - I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:3 - You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:4 - ‘I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.’ ”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:5 - The heavens praise your wonders, LORD, your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:6 - For who in the skies above can compare with the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:7 - In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:8 - Who is like you, LORD God Almighty? You, LORD, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:9 - You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:10 - You crushed Rahab like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:11 - The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth; you founded the world and all that is in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:12 - You created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:13 - Your arm is endowed with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:14 - Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:15 - Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:16 - They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:17 - For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:18 - Indeed, our shield[fn] belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:19 - Once you spoke in a vision, to your faithful people you said: “I have bestowed strength on a warrior; I have raised up a young man from among the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:20 - I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:21 - My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:22 - The enemy will not get the better of him; the wicked will not oppress him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:23 - I will crush his foes before him and strike down his adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:24 - My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn[fn] will be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:25 - I will set his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:26 - He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, the Rock my Savior.’
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:27 - And I will appoint him to be my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:28 - I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:29 - I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:30 - “If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:31 - if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:32 - I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:33 - but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:34 - I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:35 - Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness— and I will not lie to David—
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:36 - that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:37 - it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:38 - But you have rejected, you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:39 - You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:40 - You have broken through all his walls and reduced his strongholds to ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:41 - All who pass by have plundered him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:42 - You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:43 - Indeed, you have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:44 - You have put an end to his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:45 - You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with a mantle of shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:46 - How long, LORD? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:47 - Remember how fleeting is my life. For what futility you have created all humanity!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:48 - Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:49 - Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:50 - Remember, Lord, how your servant has[fn] been mocked, how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:51 - the taunts with which your enemies, LORD, have mocked, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:52 - Praise be to the LORD forever! Amen and Amen.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 89:1-52 is numbered 89:2-53.
Title: Probably a literary or musical term
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 37, 45 and 48.
Horn here symbolizes strong one.
Or sovereign
Horn here symbolizes strength.
Or your servants have

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