Thematic Bible

Psalm 89:1 (show verse)

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.

Psalm 89:2 (show verse)

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].

Psalm 89:3 (show verse)

[You have said] I have made a covenant with My chosen one, I have sworn to David My servant,

Psalm 89:4 (show verse)

Your Seed I will establish forever, and I will build up your throne for all generations. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Psalm 89:5 (show verse)

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

Psalm 89:6 (show verse)

For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the mighty [heavenly beings] can be likened to the Lord,

Psalm 89:7 (show verse)

A God greatly feared and revered in the council of the holy (angelic) ones, and to be feared and worshipfully revered above all those who are round about Him?

Psalm 89:8 (show verse)

O Lord God of hosts, who is a mighty one like unto You, O Lord? And Your faithfulness is round about You [an essential part of You at all times].

Psalm 89:9 (show verse)

You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves arise, You still them.

Psalm 89:10 (show verse)

You have broken Rahab (Egypt) in pieces; with Your mighty arm You have scattered Your enemies.

Psalm 89:11 (show verse)

The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; the world and all that is in it, You have founded them.

Psalm 89:12 (show verse)

The north and the south, You have created them; Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon joyously praise Your name.

Psalm 89:13 (show verse)

You have a mighty arm; strong is Your hand, Your right hand is soaring high.

Psalm 89:14 (show verse)

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and loving-kindness and truth go before Your face.

Psalm 89:15 (show verse)

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are the people who know the joyful sound [who understand and appreciate the spiritual blessings symbolized by the feasts]; they walk, O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance!

Psalm 89:16 (show verse)

In Your name they rejoice all the day, and in Your righteousness they are exalted.

Psalm 89:17 (show verse)

For You are the glory of their strength [their proud adornment], and by Your favor our horn is exalted and we walk with uplifted faces!

Psalm 89:18 (show verse)

For our shield belongs to the Lord, and our king to the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 89:19 (show verse)

Once You spoke in a vision to Your devoted ones and said, I have endowed one who is mighty [a hero, giving him the power to help -- "to be a champion for Israel]; I have exalted one chosen from among the people.

Psalm 89:20 (show verse)

I have found David My servant; with My holy oil have I anointed him,

Psalm 89:21 (show verse)

With whom My hand shall be established and ever abide; My arm also shall strengthen him.

Psalm 89:22 (show verse)

The enemy shall not exact from him or do him violence or outwit him, nor shall the wicked afflict and humble him.

Psalm 89:23 (show verse)

I will beat down his foes before his face and smite those who hate him.

Psalm 89:24 (show verse)

My faithfulness and My mercy and loving-kindness shall be with him, and in My name shall his horn be exalted [great power and prosperity shall be conferred upon him].

Psalm 89:25 (show verse)

I will set his hand in control also on the [Mediterranean] Sea, and his right hand on the rivers [Euphrates with its tributaries].

Psalm 89:26 (show verse)

He shall cry to Me, You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation!

Psalm 89:27 (show verse)

Also I will make him the firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.

Psalm 89:28 (show verse)

My mercy and loving-kindness will I keep for him forevermore, and My covenant shall stand fast and be faithful with him.

Psalm 89:29 (show verse)

His Offspring also will I make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven.

Psalm 89:30 (show verse)

If his children forsake My law and walk not in My ordinances,

Psalm 89:31 (show verse)

If they break or profane My statutes and keep not My commandments,

Psalm 89:32 (show verse)

Then will I punish their transgression with the rod [of chastisement], and their iniquity with stripes.

Psalm 89:33 (show verse)

Nevertheless, My loving-kindness will I not break off from him, nor allow My faithfulness to fail [to lie and be false to him].

Psalm 89:34 (show verse)

My covenant will I not break or profane, nor alter the thing that is gone out of My lips.

Psalm 89:35 (show verse)

Once [for all] have I sworn by My holiness, which cannot be violated; I will not lie to David:

Psalm 89:36 (show verse)

His Offspring shall endure forever, and his throne [shall continue] as the sun before Me.

Psalm 89:37 (show verse)

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

Psalm 89:38 (show verse)

But [in apparent contradiction to all this] You [even You the faithful Lord] have cast off and rejected; You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.
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Psalm 89:39 (show verse)

You have despised and loathed and renounced the covenant with Your servant; You have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
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Psalm 89:40 (show verse)

You have broken down all his hedges and his walls; You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
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Psalm 89:41 (show verse)

All who pass along the road spoil and rob him; he has become the scorn and reproach of his neighbors.
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Psalm 89:42 (show verse)

You have exalted the right hand of his foes; You have made all his enemies rejoice.
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Psalm 89:43 (show verse)

Moreover, You have turned back the edge of his sword and have not made him to stand in battle.
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Psalm 89:44 (show verse)

You have made his glory and splendor to cease and have hurled to the ground his throne.
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Psalm 89:45 (show verse)

The days of his youth have You shortened; You have covered him with shame. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
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Psalm 89:46 (show verse)

How long, O Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever? How long shall Your wrath burn like fire?

Psalm 89:47 (show verse)

O [earnestly] remember how short my time is and what a mere fleeting life mine is. For what emptiness, falsity, futility, and frailty You have created all men!

Psalm 89:48 (show verse)

What man can live and shall not see death, or can deliver himself from the [powerful] hand of Sheol (the place of the dead)? Selah [pause, and calmly consider that]!

Psalm 89:49 (show verse)

Lord, where are Your former loving-kindnesses [shown in the reigns of David and Solomon], which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?

Psalm 89:50 (show verse)

Remember, Lord, and earnestly imprint [on Your heart] the reproach of Your servants, scorned and insulted, how I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many and mighty peoples,
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Psalm 89:51 (show verse)

With which Your enemies have taunted, O Lord, with which they have mocked the footsteps of Your anointed.

Psalm 89:52 (show verse)

Blessed be the Lord forevermore! Amen and Amen.