Psalms 89 (asv)
89:1I will sing of the lovingkindness of Jehovah for ever:
With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
89:2For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever;
Thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.
I have sworn unto David my servant:
89:4Thy seed will I establish for ever,
And build up thy throne to all generations.
Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
89:6For who in the skies can be compared unto Jehovah?
Who among the mighty is like unto Jehovah,
And to be feared above all them that are round about him?
Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O Jehovah?
And thy faithfulness is round about thee.
When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
89:10Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain;
Thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
89:11The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:
The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
89:12The north and the south, thou hast created them:
89:13Thou hast a mighty arm;
Lovingkindness and truth go before thy face.
89:15Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound:
And in thy righteousness are they exalted.
And in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.
89:18For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah;
89:19Then thou spakest in vision to thy saints,
And saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty;
89:20I have found David my servant;
89:21With whom my hand shall be established;
Mine arm also shall strengthen him.
89:22The enemy shall not exact from him,
Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
89:23And I will beat down his adversaries before him,
And smite them that hate him.
89:24But my faithfulness and my lovingkindness shall be with him;
And in my name shall his horn be exalted.
89:26He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father,
89:27I also will make him my first-born,
The highest of the kings of the earth.
89:28My lovingkindness will I keep for him for evermore;
89:29His seed also will I make to endure for ever,
And his throne as the days of heaven.
89:30If his children forsake my law,
And walk not in mine ordinances;
89:31If they break my statutes,
And keep not my commandments;
And their iniquity with stripes.
89:33But my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him,
Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
89:34My 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:
89:36His 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.
89:38But thou hast cast off and rejected,
Thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
89:39Thou hast abhorred the covenant of thy servant:
89:40Thou hast broken down all his hedges;
Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
89:41All that pass by the way rob him:
He is become a reproach to his neighbors.
Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
89:43Yea, thou turnest back the edge of his sword,
And hast not made him to stand in the battle.
89:44Thou hast made his brightness to cease,
And cast his throne down to the ground.
89:45The days of his youth hast thou shortened:
Thou hast covered him with shame.
89:46How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou hide thyself for ever?
89:47Oh remember how short my time is:
For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!
89:49Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses,
Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?
89:51Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah,
Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
89:52Blessed be Jehovah for evermore.
Amen, and Amen.