Thematic Bible

Psalm 89:1 (show verse)

I will sing of the goodness and lovingkindness of the Lord forever;
With my mouth I will make known Your faithfulness from generation to generation.

Psalm 89:2 (show verse)

For I have said, “Goodness and lovingkindness will be built up forever;
In the heavens [unchangeable and majestic] You will establish Your faithfulness.”

Psalm 89:3 (show verse)

[God has said] “I have made a covenant with My chosen one;
I have sworn to David My servant,

Psalm 89:4 (show verse)

I will establish your seed forever
And I will build up your throne for all generations.” Selah.

Psalm 89:5 (show verse)

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

Psalm 89:6 (show verse)

For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord?
Who among the divine beings is like the Lord,

Psalm 89:7 (show verse)

A God greatly feared and reverently worshiped in the council of the holy [angelic] ones,
And awesome above all those who are around Him?

Psalm 89:8 (show verse)

O Lord God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty Lord?
Your faithfulness surrounds You [as an intrinsic, unchangeable part of Your very being].

Psalm 89:9 (show verse)

You rule the swelling of the sea;
When its waves rise, You still them.

Psalm 89:10 (show verse)

You have crushed Rahab (Egypt) like one who is slain;
You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.

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 and established them.

Psalm 89:12 (show verse)

The north and the south, You have created them;
Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon shout for joy at Your name.

Psalm 89:13 (show verse)

You have a strong arm;
Mighty is Your hand, Your right hand is exalted.

Psalm 89:14 (show verse)

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Lovingkindness and truth go before You.

Psalm 89:15 (show verse)

Blessed and happy are the people who know the joyful sound [of the trumpet’s blast]!
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.

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 godly ones,
And said, “I have given help to one who is mighty [giving him the power to be a champion for Israel];
I have exalted one chosen from the people.

Psalm 89:20 (show verse)

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

Psalm 89:21 (show verse)

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

Psalm 89:22 (show verse)

“The enemy will not outwit him,
Nor will the wicked man afflict or humiliate him.

Psalm 89:23 (show verse)

“I will crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.

Psalm 89:24 (show verse)

“My faithfulness and My steadfast lovingkindness 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 also set his hand on the [Mediterranean] sea,
And his right hand on the rivers [the tributaries of the Euphrates].

Psalm 89:26 (show verse)

“He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.’

Psalm 89:27 (show verse)

“I will also make him My firstborn (preeminent),
The highest of the kings of the earth.

Psalm 89:28 (show verse)

“My lovingkindness I will keep for him forevermore,
And My covenant will be confirmed to him.

Psalm 89:29 (show verse)

“His descendants I will establish forever,
And his throne [will endure] as the days of heaven.

Psalm 89:30 (show verse)

“If his children turn away from My law
And do not walk in My ordinances,

Psalm 89:31 (show verse)

If they break My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,

Psalm 89:32 (show verse)

Then I will punish their transgression with the rod [of discipline],
And [correct] their wickedness with stripes.

Psalm 89:33 (show verse)

“Nevertheless, I will not break off My lovingkindness from him,
Nor allow My faithfulness to fail.

Psalm 89:34 (show verse)

“My covenant I will not violate,
Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.

Psalm 89:35 (show verse)

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

Psalm 89:36 (show verse)

“His descendants shall endure forever
And his throne [will continue] as the sun before Me.

Psalm 89:37 (show verse)

“It shall be established forever like the moon,
And the witness in the heavens is ever faithful.” Selah.

Psalm 89:38 (show verse)

But [in apparent contradiction of all this] You [the faithful Lord] have cast off and rejected;
You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 89:39 (show verse)

You have spurned and repudiated the covenant with Your servant;
You have profaned his crown [by casting it] in the dust.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 89:40 (show verse)

You have broken down all his [city] walls;
You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 89:41 (show verse)

All who pass along the road rob him;
He has become the scorn of his neighbors.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 89:42 (show verse)

You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
You have made all his enemies rejoice.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 89:43 (show verse)

Also, You have turned back the edge of his sword
And have not made him [strong enough] to stand in battle.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 89:44 (show verse)

You have put an end to his splendor
And have hurled his throne to the ground.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 89:45 (show verse)

You have shortened the days of his youth;
You have covered him with shame. Selah.
No Themes for this verse.

Psalm 89:46 (show verse)

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

Psalm 89:47 (show verse)

Remember how fleeting my lifetime is;
For what vanity, [for what emptiness, for what futility, for what wisp of smoke] You have created all the sons of men!

Psalm 89:48 (show verse)

What man can live and not see death?
Can he rescue his soul from the [powerful] hand of Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead)? Selah.

Psalm 89:49 (show verse)

O Lord, where are Your former lovingkindnesses [so abundant in the days of David and Solomon],
Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?

Psalm 89:50 (show verse)

Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants [scorned, insulted, and disgraced];
How I bear in my heart the reproach of all the many peoples,
No Themes for this verse.

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.