Parallel Verses

Amplified

For I have said, Mercy and loving-kindness shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness will You establish in the very heavens [unchangeable and perpetual].

New American Standard Bible

For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness."

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

For I will declare,
“Faithful love is built up forever;
You establish Your faithfulness in the heavens.”

International Standard Version

I will declare that your gracious love was established forever; in the heavens itself, you have established your faithfulness.

A Conservative Version

For I have said, Mercy shall be built up forever. Thy faithfulness thou will establish in the very heavens.

American Standard Version

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

Bible in Basic English

For you have said, Mercy will be made strong for ever; my faith will be unchanging in the heavens.

Darby Translation

For I said, Loving-kindness shall be built up for ever; in the very heavens wilt thou establish thy faithfulness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever in the heavens; in them thou shalt establish thy truth.

Julia Smith Translation

For I said, Mercy shall be built up forever: the heavens, thy faithfulness shall be prepared in them.

King James 2000

For I have said, Mercy shall be built up forever: your faithfulness shall you establish in the very heavens.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For I say, "Forever [your] loyal love is built up. [The] heavens you have established [with] your faithfulness in them."

Modern King James verseion

For I have said, Mercy shall be built up forever; You shall establish Your faithfulness in the heavens.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I have said, "Mercy shall be set up for ever; thy truth shalt thou establish in the heavens."

NET Bible

For I say, "Loyal love is permanently established; in the skies you set up your faithfulness."

New Heart English Bible

I indeed declare, "Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them."

The Emphasized Bible

For I said, To times age-abiding, shall lovingkindness be built up, As for the heavens, thou wilt establish thy faithfulness therein.

Webster

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

World English Bible

I indeed declare, "Love stands firm forever. You established the heavens. Your faithfulness is in them."

Youngs Literal Translation

For I said, 'To the age is kindness built, The heavens! Thou dost establish Thy faithfulness in them.'

References

Fausets

Hastings

Joy

Context Readings

Perplexity About God's Promises

1 I will sing of the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness from generation to generation. 2 For I have said, Mercy and loving-kindness shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness will You establish in the very heavens [unchangeable and perpetual]. 3 [You have said] I have made a covenant with My chosen one, I have sworn to David My servant,


Cross References

Psalm 36:5

Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, extend to the skies, and Your faithfulness to the clouds.

Psalm 103:17

But the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord are from everlasting to everlasting upon those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him, and His righteousness is to children's children -- "

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?

Nehemiah 1:5

And I said, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, Who keeps covenant, loving-kindness, and mercy for those who love Him and keep His commandments,

Nehemiah 9:17

They refused to obey, nor were they mindful of Your wonders and miracles which You did among them; but they stiffened their necks and in their rebellion appointed a captain, that they might return to their bondage [in Egypt]. But You are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great steadfast love; and You did not forsake them.

Nehemiah 9:31

Yet in Your great mercies You did not utterly consume them or forsake them, for You are a gracious and merciful God.

Psalm 42:1

As the hart pants and longs for the water brooks, so I pant and long for You, O God.

Psalm 89:5

Let heaven (the angels) praise Your wonders, O Lord, Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones (the holy angels).

Psalm 89:37

It shall be established forever as the moon, the faithful witness in the heavens. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 119:89

Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens].

Psalm 146:6

Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, Who keeps truth and is faithful forever,

Matthew 24:35

Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.

Luke 1:50

And His mercy (His compassion and kindness toward the miserable and afflicted) is on those who fear Him with godly reverence, from generation to generation and age to age.

Ephesians 1:6-7

[So that we might be] to the praise and the commendation of His glorious grace (favor and mercy), which He so freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

Hebrews 6:18

This was so that, by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God ever to prove false or deceive us, we who have fled [to Him] for refuge might have mighty indwelling strength and strong encouragement to grasp and hold fast the hope appointed for us and set before [us].

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