Psalms 89 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 89


Psalms 89:1

I will sing of the lovingkindness of Jehovah for ever: With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.

Psalms 89:2

For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever; Thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.

Psalms 89:3

I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant:

Psalms 89:4

Thy seed will I establish for ever, And build up thy throne to all generations. [Selah

Psalms 89:5

And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Jehovah; Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.

Psalms 89:6

For who in the skies can be compared unto Jehovah? Who among the sons of the mighty is like unto Jehovah,

Psalms 89:7

A God very terrible in the council of the holy ones, And to be feared above all them that are round about him?

Psalms 89:8

O Jehovah God of hosts, Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O Jehovah? And thy faithfulness is round about thee.

Psalms 89:9

Thou rulest the pride of the sea: When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.

Psalms 89:10

Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; Thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.

Psalms 89:11

The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.

Psalms 89:12

The north and the south, thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.

Psalms 89:13

Thou hast a mighty arm; Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

Psalms 89:14

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of thy throne: Lovingkindness and truth go before thy face.

Psalms 89:15

Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: They walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance.

Psalms 89:16

In thy name do they rejoice all the day; And in thy righteousness are they exalted.

Psalms 89:17

For thou art the glory of their strength; And in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.

Psalms 89:18

For our shield belongeth unto Jehovah; And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Psalms 89:19

Then thou spakest in vision to thy saints, And saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.

Psalms 89:20

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

Psalms 89:21

With whom my hand shall be established; Mine arm also shall strengthen him.

Psalms 89:22

The enemy shall not exact from him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

Psalms 89:23

And I will beat down his adversaries before him, And smite them that hate him.

Psalms 89:24

But my faithfulness and my lovingkindness shall be with him; And in my name shall his horn be exalted.

Psalms 89:25

I will set his hand also on the sea, And his right hand on the rivers.

Psalms 89:26

He shall cry unto me, Thou art my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.

Psalms 89:27

I also will make him [my] first-born, The highest of the kings of the earth.

Psalms 89:28

My lovingkindness will I keep for him for evermore; And my covenant shall stand fast with him.

Psalms 89:29

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

Psalms 89:30

If his children forsake my law, And walk not in mine ordinances;

Psalms 89:31

If they break my statutes, And keep not my commandments;

Psalms 89:32

Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, And their iniquity with stripes.

Psalms 89:33

But my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

Psalms 89:34

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

Psalms 89:35

Once have I sworn by my holiness: I will not lie unto David:

Psalms 89:36

His seed shall endure for ever, And his throne as the sun before me.

Psalms 89:37

It shall be established for ever as the moon, And [as] the faithful witness in the sky. [Selah

Psalms 89:38

But thou hast cast off and rejected, Thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.

Psalms 89:39

Thou hast abhorred the covenant of thy servant: Thou hast profaned his crown [by casting it] to the ground.

Psalms 89:40

Thou hast broken down all his hedges; Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.

Psalms 89:41

All that pass by the way rob him: He is become a reproach to his neighbors.

Psalms 89:42

Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries; Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

Psalms 89:43

Yea, thou turnest back the edge of his sword, And hast not made him to stand in the battle.

Psalms 89:44

Thou hast made his brightness to cease, And cast his throne down to the ground.

Psalms 89:45

The days of his youth hast thou shortened: Thou hast covered him with shame. [Selah

Psalms 89:46

How long, O Jehovah? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? [How long] shall thy wrath burn like fire?

Psalms 89:47

Oh remember how short my time is: For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!

Psalms 89:48

What man is he that shall live and not see death, That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? [Selah

Psalms 89:49

Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?

Psalms 89:50

Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; How I do bear in my bosom [the reproach of] all the mighty peoples,

Psalms 89:51

Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Jehovah, Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.

Psalms 89:52

Blessed be Jehovah for evermore. Amen, and Amen.

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