PS 89:1 An instruction, by Ethan the Ezrahite. Of the kind acts of Jehovah, to the age I sing, To all generations I make known Thy faithfulness with my mouth,
PS 89:2 For I said, `To the age is kindness built, The heavens! Thou dost establish Thy faithfulness in them.'
PS 89:3 I have made a covenant for My chosen, I have sworn to David My servant:
PS 89:4 `Even to the age do I establish thy seed, And have built to generation and generation thy throne. Selah.
PS 89:5 and the heavens confess Thy wonders, O Jehovah, Thy faithfulness also `is' in an assembly of holy ones.
PS 89:6 For who in the sky, Compareth himself to Jehovah? Is like to Jehovah among sons of the mighty?
PS 89:7 God is very terrible, In the secret counsel of His holy ones, And fearful over all surrounding Him.
PS 89:8 O Jehovah, God of Hosts, Who `is' like Thee -- a strong Jah? And Thy faithfulness `is' round about Thee.
PS 89:9 Thou `art' ruler over the pride of the sea, In the lifting up of its billows Thou dost restrain them.
PS 89:10 Thou hast bruised Rahab, as one wounded. With the arm of Thy strength Thou hast scattered Thine enemies.
PS 89:11 Thine `are' the heavens -- the earth also `is' Thine, The habitable world and its fulness, Thou hast founded them.
PS 89:12 North and south Thou hast appointed them, Tabor and Hermon in Thy name do sing.
PS 89:13 Thou hast an arm with might, Strong is Thy hand -- high Thy right hand.
PS 89:14 Righteousness and judgment `Are' the fixed place of Thy throne, Kindness and truth go before Thy face.
PS 89:15 O the happiness of the people knowing the shout, O Jehovah, in the light of Thy face they walk habitually.
PS 89:16 In Thy name they rejoice all the day, And in Thy righteousness they are exalted,
PS 89:17 For the beauty of their strength `art' Thou, And in Thy good will is our horn exalted,
PS 89:18 For of Jehovah `is' our shield, And of the Holy One of Israel our king.
PS 89:19 Then Thou hast spoken in vision, To Thy saint, yea, Thou sayest, I have placed help upon a mighty one, Exalted a chosen one out of the people,
PS 89:20 I have found David My servant, With My holy oil I have anointed him.
PS 89:21 With whom My hand is established, My arm also doth strengthen him.
PS 89:22 An enemy exacteth not upon him, And a son of perverseness afflicteth him not.
PS 89:23 And I have beaten down before him his adversaries, And those hating him I plague,
PS 89:24 And My faithfulness and kindness `are' with him, And in My name is his horn exalted.
PS 89:25 And I have set on the sea his hand, And on the rivers his right hand.
PS 89:26 He proclaimeth me: `Thou `art' my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.'
PS 89:27 I also first-born do appoint him, Highest of the kings of the earth.
PS 89:28 To the age I keep for him My kindness, And My covenant `is' stedfast with him.
PS 89:29 And I have set his seed for ever, And his throne as the days of the heavens.
PS 89:30 If his sons forsake My law, And in My judgments do not walk;
PS 89:31 If My statutes they pollute, And My commands do not keep,
PS 89:32 I have looked after with a rod their transgression, And with strokes their iniquity,
PS 89:33 And My kindness I break not from him, Nor do I deal falsely in My faithfulness.
PS 89:34 I profane not My covenant, And that which is going forth from My lips I change not.
PS 89:35 Once I have sworn by My holiness, I lie not to David,
PS 89:36 His seed is to the age, And his throne `is' as the sun before Me,
PS 89:37 As the moon it is established -- to the age, And the witness in the sky is stedfast. Selah.
PS 89:38 And Thou, Thou hast cast off, and dost reject, Thou hast shown Thyself wroth With Thine anointed,
PS 89:39 Hast rejected the covenant of Thy servant, Thou hast polluted to the earth his crown,
PS 89:40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges, Thou hast made his fenced places a ruin.
PS 89:41 Spoiled him have all passing by the way, He hath been a reproach to his neighbours,
PS 89:42 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries, Thou hast caused all his enemies to rejoice.
PS 89:43 Also -- Thou turnest back the sharpness of his sword, And hast not established him in battle,
PS 89:44 Hast caused `him' to cease from his brightness, And his throne to the earth hast cast down.
PS 89:45 Thou hast shortened the days of his youth, Hast covered him over `with' shame. Selah.
PS 89:46 Till when, O Jehovah, art Thou hidden? For ever doth Thy fury burn as fire?
PS 89:47 Remember, I pray Thee, what `is' life-time? Wherefore in vain hast Thou created All the sons of men?
PS 89:48 Who `is' the man that liveth, and doth not see death? He delivereth his soul from the hand of Sheol. Selah.
PS 89:49 Where `are' Thy former kindnesses, O Lord. Thou hast sworn to David in Thy faithfulness,
PS 89:50 Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Thy servants, I have borne in my bosom all the strivings of the peoples,
PS 89:51 Wherewith Thine enemies reproached, O Jehovah, Wherewith they have reproached The steps of Thine anointed.
PS 89:52 Blessed `is' Jehovah to the age. Amen, and amen!
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