Psalm 89:1-52 NET

Psalm 89:1-52 NET [1] I will sing continually about the LORD's faithful deeds; to future generations I will proclaim your faithfulness. [2] For I say, "Loyal love is permanently established; in the skies you set up your faithfulness." [3] The LORD said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one; I have made a promise on oath to David, my servant: [4] 'I will give you an eternal dynasty and establish your throne throughout future generations.'" (Selah) [5] O LORD, the heavens praise your amazing deeds, as well as your faithfulness in the angelic assembly. [6] For who in the skies can compare to the LORD? Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings, [7] a God who is honored in the great angelic assembly, and more awesome than all who surround him? [8] O LORD God of Heaven's Armies! Who is strong like you, O LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds you. [9] You rule over the proud sea. When its waves surge, you calm them. [10] You crushed the Proud One and killed it; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies. [11] The heavens belong to you, as does the earth. You made the world and all it contains. [12] You created the north and the south. Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name. [13] Your arm is powerful, your hand strong, your right hand victorious. [14] Equity and justice are the foundation of your throne. Loyal love and faithfulness characterize your rule. [15] How blessed are the people who worship you! O LORD, they experience your favor. [16] They rejoice in your name all day long, and are vindicated by your justice. [17] For you give them splendor and strength. By your favor we are victorious. [18] For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel. [19] Then you spoke through a vision to your faithful followers and said: "I have placed a young hero over a warrior; I have raised up a young man from the people. [20] I have discovered David, my servant. With my holy oil I have anointed him as king. [21] My hand will support him, and my arm will strengthen him. [22] No enemy will be able to exact tribute from him; a violent oppressor will not be able to humiliate him. [23] I will crush his enemies before him; I will strike down those who hate him. [24] He will experience my faithfulness and loyal love, and by my name he will win victories. [25] I will place his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers. [26] He will call out to me, 'You are my father, my God, and the protector who delivers me.' [27] I will appoint him to be my firstborn son, the most exalted of the earth's kings. [28] I will always extend my loyal love to him, and my covenant with him is secure. [29] I will give him an eternal dynasty, and make his throne as enduring as the skies above. [30] If his sons reject my law and disobey my regulations, [31] if they break my rules and do not keep my commandments, [32] I will punish their rebellion by beating them with a club, their sin by inflicting them with bruises. [33] But I will not remove my loyal love from him, nor be unfaithful to my promise. [34] I will not break my covenant or go back on what I promised. [35] Once and for all I have vowed by my own holiness, I will never deceive David. [36] His dynasty will last forever. His throne will endure before me, like the sun; [37] it will remain stable, like the moon. His throne will endure like the skies." (Selah) [38] But you have spurned and rejected him; you are angry with your chosen king. [39] You have repudiated your covenant with your servant; you have thrown his crown to the ground. [40] You have broken down all his walls; you have made his strongholds a heap of ruins. [41] All who pass by have robbed him; he has become an object of disdain to his neighbors. [42] You have allowed his adversaries to be victorious, and all his enemies to rejoice. [43] You turn back his sword from the adversary, and have not sustained him in battle. [44] You have brought to an end his splendor, and have knocked his throne to the ground. [45] You have cut short his youth, and have covered him with shame. (Selah) [46] How long, O LORD, will this last? Will you remain hidden forever? Will your anger continue to burn like fire? [47] Take note of my brief lifespan. Why do you make all people so mortal? [48] No man can live on without experiencing death, or deliver his life from the power of Sheol. (Selah) [49] Where are your earlier faithful deeds, O Lord, the ones performed in accordance with your reliable oath to David? [50] Take note, O Lord, of the way your servants are taunted, and of how I must bear so many insults from people. [51] Your enemies, O LORD, hurl insults; they insult your chosen king as they dog his footsteps. [52] The LORD deserves praise forevermore! We agree! We agree!

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