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PSALMS · Chapter 89
89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth
will I make known your faithfulness to all generations.
89:2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: your faithfulness shall you establish in the very heavens.
89:3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
89:4 Your seed will I establish for ever, and build up your throne to all generations. Selah.
89:5 And the heavens shall praise your wonders, O LORD: your faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
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?
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.
89:8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto you? or to your faithfulness round about you?
89:9 You rule the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, you still them.
89:10 You have broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; you have scattered your enemies with your strong arm.
89:11 The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours: as for the world and the fullness thereof, you have founded them.
89:12 The north and the south you have created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your name.
89:13 You have a mighty arm: strong is your hand, and high is your right hand.
89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.
89:15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance.
89:16 In your name shall they rejoice all the day: and in your righteousness shall they be exalted.
89:17 For you are the glory of their strength: and in your favour our horn shall be exalted.
89:18 For the LORD is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
89:19 Then you spoke in vision to your holy one, and said, 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 upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
89:23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
89:24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
89:25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
89:26 He shall cry unto me, You are my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
89:27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
89:28 My mercy 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 my judgments;
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 Nevertheless my loving kindness 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 that 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 a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
89:38 But you have cast off and abhorred, you have been angry with your anointed.
89:39 You have made void the covenant of your servant: you have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
89:40 You have broken down all his hedges; you have brought his strong holds to ruin.
89:41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.
89:42 You have set up the right hand of his adversaries; you have made all his enemies to rejoice.
89:43 You have also turned the edge of his sword, and have not made him to stand in the battle.
89:44 You have made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
89:45 The days of his youth have you shortened: you have covered him with shame. Selah.
89:46 How long, LORD? will you hide yourself for ever? shall your wrath burn like fire?
89:47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore have you made all men in vain?
89:48 What man is he that lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
89:49 Lord, where are your former loving kindnesses, which you sware unto David in your truth?
89:50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of your servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
89:51 Wherewith your enemies have reproached, O LORD; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of your anointed.
89:52 Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
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