Psalm 89
A well-written song by Ethan the Ezrachite.
89:1 I will sing continually about the LORD’s faithful deeds;
to future generations I will proclaim your faithfulness.
89:2 For I say, “Loyal love is permanently established;
in the skies you set up your faithfulness.”
89:3 The LORD said,
“I have made a covenant with my chosen one;
I have made a promise on oath to David, my servant:
89:4 ‘I will give you an eternal dynasty
and establish your throne throughout future generations.’” (Selah)
89:5 O LORD, the heavens praise your amazing deeds,
as well as your faithfulness in the angelic assembly.
89:6 For who in the skies can compare to the LORD?
Who is like the LORD among the heavenly beings,
89:7 a God who is honored in the great angelic assembly,
and more awesome than all who surround him?
89:8 O LORD, sovereign God!
Who is strong like you, O LORD?
Your faithfulness surrounds you.
89:9 You rule over the proud sea.
When its waves surge, you calm them.
89:10 You crushed the Proud One and killed it;
with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
89:11 The heavens belong to you, as does the earth.
You made the world and all it contains.
89:12 You created the north and the south.
Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name.
89:13 Your arm is powerful,
your hand strong,
your right hand victorious.
89:14 Equity and justice are the foundation of your throne.
Loyal love and faithfulness characterize your rule.
89:15 How blessed are the people who worship you!
O LORD, they experience your favor.
89:16 They rejoice in your name all day long,
and are vindicated by your justice.
89:17 For you give them splendor and strength.
By your favor we are victorious.
89:18 For our shield belongs to the LORD,
our king to the Holy One of Israel.
89:19 Then you spoke through a vision to your faithful followers and said:
“I have energized a warrior;
I have raised up a young man from the people.
89:20 I have discovered David, my servant.
With my holy oil I have anointed him as king.
89:21 My hand will support him,
and my arm will strengthen him.
89:22 No enemy will be able to exact tribute from him;
a violent oppressor will not be able to humiliate him.
89:23 I will crush his enemies before him;
I will strike down those who hate him.
89:24 He will experience my faithfulness and loyal love,
and by my name he will win victories.
89:25 I will place his hand over the sea,
his right hand over the rivers.
89:26 He will call out to me,
‘You are my father, my God, and the protector who delivers me.’
89:27 I will appoint him to be my firstborn son,
the most exalted of the earth’s kings.
89:28 I will always extend my loyal love to him,
and my covenant with him is secure.
89:29 I will give him an eternal dynasty,
and make his throne as enduring as the skies above.
89:30 If his sons reject my law
and disobey my regulations,
89:31 if they break my rules
and do not keep my commandments,
89:32 I will punish their rebellion by beating them with a club,
their sin by inflicting them with bruises.
89:33 But I will not remove my loyal love from him,
nor be unfaithful to my promise.
89:34 I will not break my covenant
or go back on what I promised.
89:35 Once and for all I have vowed by my own holiness,
I will never deceive David.
89:36 His dynasty will last forever.
His throne will endure before me, like the sun,
89:37 it will remain stable, like the moon,
his throne will endure like the skies.” (Selah)
89:38 But you have spurned and rejected him;
you are angry with your chosen king.
89:39 You have repudiated your covenant with your servant;
you have thrown his crown to the ground.
89:40 You have broken down all his walls;
you have made his strongholds a heap of ruins.
89:41 All who pass by have robbed him;
he has become an object of disdain to his neighbors.
89:42 You have allowed his adversaries to be victorious,
and all his enemies to rejoice.
89:43 You turn back his sword from the adversary,
and have not sustained him in battle.
89:44 You have brought to an end his splendor,
and have knocked his throne to the ground.
89:45 You have cut short his youth,
and have covered him with shame. (Selah)
89:46 How long, O LORD, will this last?
Will you remain hidden forever?
Will your anger continue to burn like fire?
89:47 Take note of my brief lifespan!
Why do you make all people so mortal?
89:48 No man can live on without experiencing death,
or deliver his life from the power of Sheol. (Selah)
89:49 Where are your earlier faithful deeds, O Lord,
the ones performed in accordance with your reliable oath to David?
89:50 Take note, O Lord, of the way your servants are taunted,
and of how I must bear so many insults from people!
89:51 Your enemies, O LORD, hurl insults;
they insult your chosen king as they dog his footsteps.
89:52 The LORD deserves praise forevermore!
We agree! We agree!