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Psalm 89 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:1 - A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of thy steadfast love, O LORD, for ever; with my mouth I will proclaim thy faithfulness to all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:2 - For thy steadfast love was established for ever, thy faithfulness is firm as the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:3 - Thou hast 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 descendants for ever, and build your throne for all generations.'" Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:5 - Let the heavens praise thy wonders, O LORD, thy faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:6 - For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings is like the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:7 - a God feared in the council of the holy ones, great and terrible above all that are round about him?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:8 - O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as thou art, O LORD, with thy faithfulness round about thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:9 - Thou dost rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, thou stillest them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:10 - Thou didst crush Rahab like a carcass, thou didst scatter thy enemies with thy mighty arm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:11 - The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine; the world and all that is in it, thou hast founded them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:12 - The north and the south, thou hast created them; Tabor and Hermon joyously praise thy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:13 - Thou hast a mighty arm; strong is thy hand, high thy right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:14 - Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:15 - Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:16 - who exult in thy name all the day, and extol thy righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:17 - For thou art the glory of their strength; by thy favor our horn is exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:18 - For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:19 - Of old thou didst speak in a vision to thy faithful one, and say: "I have set the crown upon 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 - so that my hand shall ever abide with him, my arm also shall strengthen him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:22 - The enemy shall not outwit him, the wicked shall not humble him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:23 - I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:24 - My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:25 - I will set his hand on the sea and his right hand on the rivers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:26 - He shall cry to me, 'Thou art my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:27 - And I will make him the first-born, the highest of the kings of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:28 - My steadfast love I will keep for him for ever, and my covenant will stand firm for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:29 - I will establish his line for ever and his throne as the days of the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:30 - If his children forsake my law and do not walk according to my ordinances,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:31 - if they 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 scourges;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:33 - but I will not remove from him my steadfast love, or be false to my faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:34 - I will not violate my covenant, or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:35 - Once for all I have sworn by my holiness; I will not lie to David.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:36 - His line shall endure for ever, his throne as long as the sun before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:37 - Like the moon it shall be established for ever; it shall stand firm while the skies endure." Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:38 - But now thou hast cast off and rejected, thou art full of wrath against thy anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:39 - Thou hast renounced the covenant with thy servant; thou hast defiled his crown in the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:40 - Thou hast breached all his walls; thou hast laid his strongholds in ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:41 - All that pass by despoil him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:42 - Thou hast exalted the right hand of his foes; thou hast made all his enemies rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:43 - Yea, thou hast turned back the edge of his sword, and thou hast not made him stand in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:44 - Thou hast removed the scepter from his hand, and cast his throne to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:45 - Thou hast cut short the days of his youth; thou hast covered him with shame. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:46 - How long, O LORD? Wilt thou hide thyself for ever? How long will thy wrath burn like fire?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:47 - Remember, O Lord, what the measure of life is, for what vanity thou hast created all the sons of men!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:48 - What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:49 - Lord, where is thy steadfast love of old, which by thy faithfulness thou didst swear to David?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:50 - Remember, O Lord, how thy servant is scorned; how I bear in my bosom the insults of the peoples,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:51 - with which thy enemies taunt, O LORD, with which they mock the footsteps of thy anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:52 - Blessed be the LORD for ever! Amen and Amen.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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