PSALM 89-God’s Covenant with David

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PSALM 89 God’s Covenant with David


God’s Covenant with David

Psalm 89:1 I will sing of your mercies, O LORD, for ever; with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 89:2 For your merciful love was established for ever, your faithfulness is firm as the heavens.

Psalm 89:3 You have said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant:

Psalm 89:4 ‘I will establish your descendants for ever, and build your throne for all generations.’ ”

Psalm 89:5 Let the heavens praise your wonders, O LORD, your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!

Psalm 89:6 For who in the skies can be compared to the LORD? Who among the heavenly beings  is like the LORD,

Psalm 89:7 a God feared in the council of the holy ones, great and awesome  above all that are round about him?

Psalm 89:8 O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O LORD, with your faithfulness round about you?

Psalm 89:9 You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.

Psalm 89:10 You crushed Rahab like a carcass, you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.

Psalm 89:11 The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours; the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.

Psalm 89:12 The north and the south, you have created them; Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name.

Psalm 89:13 You have a mighty arm; strong is your hand, high your right hand.

Psalm 89:14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.

Psalm 89:15 Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O LORD, in the light of your countenance,

Psalm 89:16 who exult in your name all the day, and extol  your righteousness.

Psalm 89:17 For you are the glory of their strength; by your favor our horn is exalted.

Psalm 89:18 For our shield belongs to the LORD, our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 89:19 Of old you spoke in a vision to your faithful one, and said: “I have set the crown  upon one who is mighty, I have exalted one chosen from the people.

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

Psalm 89:21 so that my hand shall ever abide with him, my arm also shall strengthen him.

Psalm 89:22 The enemy shall not outwit him, the wicked shall not humble him.

Psalm 89:23 I will crush his foes before him and strike down those who hate him.

Psalm 89:24 My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

Psalm 89:25 I will set his hand on the sea and his right hand on the rivers.

Psalm 89:26 He shall cry to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.’

Psalm 89:27 And I will make him the first-born, the highest of the kings of the earth.

Psalm 89:28 My merciful love I will keep for him for ever, and my covenant will stand firm for him.

Psalm 89:29 I will establish his line for ever and his throne as the days of the heavens.

Psalm 89:30 If his children forsake my law and do not walk according to my ordinances,

Psalm 89:31 if they violate my statutes and do not keep my commandments,

Psalm 89:32 then I will punish their transgression with the rod and their iniquity with scourges;

Psalm 89:33 but I will not remove from him my merciful love, or be false to my faithfulness.

Psalm 89:34 I will not violate my covenant, or alter the word that went forth from my lips.

Psalm 89:35 Once for all I have sworn by my holiness; I will not lie to David.

Psalm 89:36 His line shall endure for ever, his throne as long as the sun before me.

Psalm 89:37 Like the moon it shall be established for ever; it shall stand firm while the skies endure.”  

Psalm 89:38 But now you have cast off and rejected, you are full of wrath against your anointed.

Psalm 89:39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant; you have defiled his crown in the dust.

Psalm 89:40 You have breached all his walls; you have laid his strongholds in ruins.

Psalm 89:41 All that pass by despoil him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.

Psalm 89:42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.

Psalm 89:43 Yes, you have turned back the edge of his sword, and you have not made him stand in battle.

Psalm 89:44 You have removed the scepter from his hand, and cast his throne to the ground.

Psalm 89:45 You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with shame.

Psalm 89:46 How long, O LORD? Will you hide yourself for ever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?

Psalm 89:47 Remember, O Lord, what the measure of life is, for what vanity you have created all the sons of men!

Psalm 89:48 What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol?

Psalm 89:49 Lord, where is your steadfast love of old, which by your faithfulness you swore to David?

Psalm 89:50 Remember, O Lord, how your servant is scorned; how I bear in my bosom the insults  of the peoples,

Psalm 89:51 with which your enemies taunt, O LORD, with which they mock the footsteps of your anointed.

Psalm 89:52 Blessed be the LORD for ever! Amen and Amen.


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