Psalms

Psalm 89 ©

1The Psalmist praiseth God for his covenanted mercies to David: 5for his mighty power, and moral perfections: 15for his care of his people: 19for his promised favour to the kingdom of David: 38then complaining of contrary events, 46he expostulateth, prayeth, and in the end blesseth God.

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1Maschil of aEthan the Ezrahite.

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I WILL bsing of the cmercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness 2to all generations.

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For I have said, dMercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

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I ehave made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto fDavid my servant,

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Thy gseed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

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And the hheavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.

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For iwho in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among jthe sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?

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kGod is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.

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O LORD God of hosts, lwho is a strong LORD mlike unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?

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Thou nrulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

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Thou ohast broken 3Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies 4with thy strong arm.

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The pheavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast qfounded them.

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The rnorth and the south thou hast created them: sTabor and Hermon shall trejoice in thy name.

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Thou hast 5a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

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uJustice and judgment are the 6habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall vgo before thy face.

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Blessed is the people that know the wjoyful sound: xthey shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

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In ythy name shall they rejoice all the day: and zin thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

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For athou art the glory of their strength: and bin thy favour our *horn shall be exalted.

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cFor 7the LORD is our defence; and dthe Holy One of Israel is our king.

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Then ethou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, fI have laid help upon one that is gmighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

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I hhave found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:

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iWith whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.

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The jenemy shall not exact upon him; knor the son of wickedness afflict him.

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And lI will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.

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But mmy faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: nand in my name shall his *horn be exalted.

m Ps. 61.7. v.28,33.
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I owill set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.

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He pshall cry unto me, Thou art qmy father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.

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Also I will make him my rfirstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.

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My smercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.

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His tseed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

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If uhis children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;

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If they 8break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

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Then vwill I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

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Nevertheless wmy lovingkindness 9will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness 10to fail.

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My xcovenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

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Once yhave I sworn zby my holiness that 11I will not lie unto David.

y He. 6.17,18. Ps. 110.4. v.4.
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His aseed shall endure for ever, and his throne bas the sun before me.

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It cshall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful dwitness in heaven. Selah.

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But ethou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been *wroth with thine anointed.

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Thou fhast made void the covenant of thy servant: gthou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.

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Thou hhast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.

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iAll that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.

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Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

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Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.

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Thou jhast made his 12glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.

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The kdays of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

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lHow long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?

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mRemember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?

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nWhat man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

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Lord, owhere are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou pswarest unto David in thy truth?

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Remember, Lord, qthe reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;

q Ps. 44.14-16; 69.9,12,20; 22.6,7. Mat. 12.24; 27.63. Ps. 74.18,22; 79.12.
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rWherewith thine enemies have reproached, O LORD; where-with they have reproached the sfootsteps of thine anointed.

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tBlessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.