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Psalms 89

Psalms 89:1  
Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

Psalms 89:2  
For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

Psalms 89:3  
I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,

Psalms 89:4  
Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

Psalms 89:5  
And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

Psalms 89:6  
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?

Psalms 89:7  
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

Psalms 89:8  
O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

Psalms 89:9  
Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Psalms 89:10  
Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.

Psalms 89:11  
The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

Psalms 89:12  
The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

Psalms 89:13  
Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

Psalms 89:14  
Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.

Psalms 89:15  
Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

Psalms 89:16  
In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

Psalms 89:17  
For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.

Psalms 89:18  
For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.

Psalms 89:19  
Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

Psalms 89:20  
I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

Psalms 89:21  
With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.

Psalms 89:22  
The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

Psalms 89:23  
And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

Psalms 89:24  
But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

Psalms 89:25  
I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

Psalms 89:26  
He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

Psalms 89:27  
Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

Psalms 89:28  
My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

Psalms 89:29  
His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

Psalms 89:30  
If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;

Psalms 89:31  
If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

Psalms 89:32  
Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

Psalms 89:33  
Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

Psalms 89:34  
My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

Psalms 89:35  
Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

Psalms 89:36  
His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.

Psalms 89:37  
It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

Psalms 89:38  
But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.

Psalms 89:39  
Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

Psalms 89:40  
Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.

Psalms 89:41  
All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

Psalms 89:42  
Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

Psalms 89:43  
Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

Psalms 89:44  
Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.

Psalms 89:45  
The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

Psalms 89:46  
How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

Psalms 89:47  
Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

Psalms 89:48  
What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Psalms 89:49  
Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?

Psalms 89:50  
Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;

Psalms 89:51  
Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

Psalms 89:52  
Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.


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