Psalms 89

89:1 I will sing of the lovingkindness of Jehovah for ever: With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever; Thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.
89:3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant:
89:4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, And build up thy throne to all generations. Selah
89:5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Jehovah; Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
89:6 For who in the skies can be compared unto Jehovah? Who among the sons of the mighty is like unto Jehovah,
89:7 A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones, And to be feared above all them that are round about him?
89:8 O Jehovah God of hosts, Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O Jehovah? And thy faithfulness is round about thee.
89:9 Thou rulest the pride of the sea: When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
89:10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; Thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
89:11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
89:12 The north and the south, thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.
89:13 Thou hast a mighty arm; Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne: Lovingkindness and truth go before thy face.
89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: They walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance.
89:16 In thy name do they rejoice all the day; And in thy righteousness are they exalted.
89:17 For thou art the glory of their strength; And in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.
89:18 For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah; And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
89:19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy saints, And saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
89:20 I have found David my servant; With my holy oil have I anointed him:
89:21 With whom my hand shall be established; Mine arm also shall strengthen him.
89:22 The enemy shall not exact from him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
89:23 And I will beat down his adversaries before him, And smite them that hate him.
89:24 But my faithfulness and my lovingkindness shall be with him; And in my name shall his horn be exalted.
89:25 I will set his hand also on the sea, And his right hand on the rivers.
89:26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.
89:27 I also will make him `my' first-born, The highest of the kings of the earth.
89:28 My lovingkindness will I keep for him for evermore; And my covenant shall stand fast with him.
89:29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, And his throne as the days of heaven.
89:30 If his children forsake my law, And walk not in mine ordinances;
89:31 If they break my statutes, And keep not my commandments;
89:32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, And their iniquity with stripes.
89:33 But my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
89:34 My covenant will I not break, Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness: I will not lie unto David:
89:36 His seed shall endure for ever, And his throne as the sun before me.
89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, And `as' the faithful witness in the sky. Selah
89:38 But thou hast cast off and rejected, Thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
89:39 Thou hast abhorred the covenant of thy servant: Thou hast profaned his crown `by casting it' to the ground.
89:40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
89:41 All that pass by the way rob him: He is become a reproach to his neighbors.
89:42 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries; Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
89:43 Yea, thou turnest back the edge of his sword, And hast not made him to stand in the battle.
89:44 Thou hast made his brightness to cease, And cast his throne down to the ground.
89:45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah
89:46 How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? `How long' shall thy wrath burn like fire?
89:47 Oh remember how short my time is: For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!
89:48 What man is he that shall live and not see death, That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah
89:49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?
89:50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; How I do bear in my bosom `the reproach of' all the mighty peoples,
89:51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah, Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
89:52 Blessed be Jehovah for evermore. Amen, and Amen. Psalm 90 A Prayer of Moses the man of God.