1 “A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrachite.” (89:2) The kindnesses of the Lord will I for ever sing: from generation to generation will I make known thy faithfulness with my mouth.
2 (89:3) For I have said, To eternity will kindness be built up: the heavens—yea, in these wilt thou establish thy faithfulness.
3 (89:4) “I have made a covenant with my elect, I have sworn unto David my servant,
4 (89:5) Unto eternity will I establish thy seed, and I will build up thy throne, from generation to generation.” Selah.
5 (89:6) And the heavens praise thy wonder, O Lord: also thy faithfulness in the assembly of holy ones.
6 (89:7) For who in the sky can be compared unto the Lord? who can be likened unto the Lord among the sons of the mighty?
7 (89:8) God is greatly terrific in the secret council of the holy ones and fear-inspiring over all that are about him.
8 (89:9) O Lord God of hosts, who is powerful, like thee, Eternal! and thy faithfulness is round about thee.
9 (89:10) Thou rulest over the pride of the sea: when its waves are lifted up, thou assuagest them.
10 (89:11) Thou didst crush Rahab as one that is slain: with thy strong arm didst thou scatter thy enemies.
11 (89:12) Thine are the heavens, also thine is the earth: as for the world and what filleth it, thou hast founded them.
12 (89:13) The north and the south—these hast thou created: Tabor and Chermon shall rejoice in thy name.
13 (89:14) Thine is the powerful arm, with might: strong is thy hand, and exalted is thy right hand.
14 (89:15) Righteousness and justice are the prop of thy throne: kindness and truth precede thy presence.
15 (89:16) Happy is the people that know the cornet's sound: O Lord, in the light of thy countenance will they ever walk firmly.
16 (89:17) In thy name will they be glad all the day, and in thy righteousness will they be exalted.
17 (89:18) For thou art the glory of their strength; and through thy favor will our horn be exalted.
18 (89:19) For of the Lord is our shield; and of the Holy One of Israel is our king.
19 (89:20) Then spokest thou in a vision to thy pious [servant], and saidst, “I have bestowed help to one that is mighty; I have exalted a youth out of the people;
20 (89:21) I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him;
21 (89:22) With whom my hand shall be firmly established; also my arm shall strengthen him;
22 (89:23) The enemy shall not exact from him like a lender: and the son of injustice shall not afflict him:
23 (89:24) And I will beat down before his face his assailants, and those that hate him will I plague.
24 (89:25) But my faithfulness and my kindness shall be with him: and through my name shall his horn be exalted.
25 (89:26) And I will place on the sea his hand, and on the rivers his right hand.
26 (89:27) He will call unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
27 (89:28) Also I will appoint my first-born, the highest among the kings of the earth.
28 (89:29) For evermore will I keep for him my kindness, and my covenant shall stand faithfully with him.
29 (89:30) And I appoint for ever his seed, and his throne as the days of heaven.
30 (89:31) If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my ordinances;
31 (89:32) If they profane my statutes, and keep not my commandments:
32 (89:33) Then will I visit with the rod their transgressions, and with plagues their iniquity.
33 (89:34) Nevertheless my kindness will I not make utterly void from him, and I will not act falsely against my faithfulness.
34 (89:35) I will not profane my covenant, and what is gone out of my lips will I not alter.
35 (89:36) One thing have I sworn by my holiness, that I will not lie unto David.
36 (89:37) His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne shall be like the sun before me.
37 (89:38) Like the moon shall it be firmly established for ever, and as this faithful witness in the sky.” Selah.
38 (89:39) And yet thou hast east off and despised, thou hast become wroth with thy anointed.
39 (89:40) Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned, down to the ground, his crown.
40 (89:41) Thou hast broken down all his fences: thou hast brought his strong-holds to terror.
41 (89:42) All that pass by the way plunder him: he is become a reproach to his neighbors.
42 (89:43) Thou hast raised up the right hand of his assailants: thou hast caused all his enemies to rejoice.
43 (89:44) Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not let him stand erect in the battle.
44 (89:45) Thou hast made his brilliancy cease; and his throne hast thou thrown down to the ground.
45 (89:46) Thou hast shortened the days of his youth: thou hast enshrouded him with shame. Selah.
46 (89:47) How long, Lord, wilt thou hide thyself, continually? how long shall thy fury burn like fire?
47 (89:48) Remember [what] I am, what my duration is [here], for what nothingness thou hast created all sons of men!
48 (89:49) What man is there that can live, and shall not see death? that can deliver his soul from the power of the nether word? Selah.
49 (89:50) Where are thy former kindnesses, O Lord, which thou hast sworn unto David by thy truth?
50 (89:51) Remember, Lord, the disgrace of thy servants; that I bear in my bosom the [burden] of all the many nations;
51 (89:52) That thy enemies have defied, O Lord; that they have defied the footsteps of thy anointed.
52 (89:53) Blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.