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Psalms 89:1
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A maskil[b] of Ethan the Ezrahite.

I will sing(a) of the Lord 's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known(b) through all generations.
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Psalms 89:2
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I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.(c)
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Psalms 89:3
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You said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant,
Psalms 89:4
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‘I will establish your line forever and make your throne firm through all generations.'"[c](d)
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Psalms 89:5
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The heavens(e) praise your wonders, Lord , your faithfulness too, in the assembly(f) of the holy ones.
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Psalms 89:6
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For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord ? Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings?(g)
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Psalms 89:7
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In the council(h) of the holy ones(i) God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.(j)
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Psalms 89:8
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Who is like you,(k) Lord God Almighty?(l) You, Lord , are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
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Psalms 89:9
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You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.(m)
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Psalms 89:10
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You crushed Rahab(n) like one of the slain; with your strong arm you scattered(o) your enemies.
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Psalms 89:11
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The heavens are yours,(p) and yours also the earth;(q) you founded the world and all that is in it.(r)
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Psalms 89:12
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You created the north and the south; Tabor(s) and Hermon(t) sing for joy(u) at your name.
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Psalms 89:13
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Your arm is endowed with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.(v)
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Psalms 89:14
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Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;(w) love and faithfulness go before you.(x)
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Psalms 89:15
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Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk(y) in the light(z) of your presence, Lord .
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Psalms 89:16
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They rejoice in your name(aa) all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.
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Psalms 89:17
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For you are their glory and strength,(ab) and by your favor you exalt our horn.[d](ac)
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Psalms 89:18
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Indeed, our shield[e](ad) belongs to the Lord , our king(ae) to the Holy One of Israel.
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Psalms 89:19
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Once you spoke in a vision, to your faithful people you said: "I have bestowed strength on a warrior; I have raised up a young man from among the people.
Psalms 89:20
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I have found David(af) my servant;(ag) with my sacred oil(ah) I have anointed(ai) him.
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Psalms 89:21
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My hand will sustain him; surely my arm will strengthen him.(aj)
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Psalms 89:22
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The enemy will not get the better of him;(ak) the wicked will not oppress(al) him.
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Psalms 89:23
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I will crush his foes before him(am) and strike down his adversaries.(an)
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Psalms 89:24
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My faithful love will be with him,(ao) and through my name his horn[f] will be exalted.
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Psalms 89:25
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I will set his hand over the sea, his right hand over the rivers.(ap)
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Psalms 89:26
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He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father,(aq) my God, the Rock(ar) my Savior.'(as)
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Psalms 89:27
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And I will appoint him to be my firstborn,(at) the most exalted(au) of the kings(av) of the earth.
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Psalms 89:28
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I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.(aw)
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Psalms 89:29
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I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.(ax)
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Psalms 89:30
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"If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
Psalms 89:31
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if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,
Psalms 89:32
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I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging;(ay)
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Psalms 89:33
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but I will not take my love from him,(az) nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
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Psalms 89:34
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I will not violate my covenant or alter what my lips have uttered.(ba)
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Psalms 89:35
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Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness— and I will not lie to David—
Psalms 89:36
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that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;(bb)
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Psalms 89:37
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it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky."(bc)
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Psalms 89:38
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But you have rejected,(bd) you have spurned, you have been very angry with your anointed one.
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Psalms 89:39
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You have renounced the covenant with your servant and have defiled his crown in the dust.(be)
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Psalms 89:40
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You have broken through all his walls(bf) and reduced his strongholds(bg) to ruins.
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Psalms 89:41
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All who pass by have plundered(bh) him; he has become the scorn of his neighbors.(bi)
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Psalms 89:42
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You have exalted the right hand of his foes; you have made all his enemies rejoice.(bj)
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Psalms 89:43
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Indeed, you have turned back the edge of his sword and have not supported him in battle.(bk)
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Psalms 89:44
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You have put an end to his splendor and cast his throne to the ground.
Psalms 89:45
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You have cut short(bl) the days of his youth; you have covered him with a mantle of shame.(bm)
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Psalms 89:46
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How long, Lord ? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?(bn)
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Psalms 89:47
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Remember how fleeting is my life.(bo) For what futility you have created all humanity!
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Psalms 89:48
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Who can live and not see death, or who can escape the power of the grave?(bp)
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Psalms 89:49
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Lord, where is your former great love, which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
Psalms 89:50
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Remember, Lord, how your servant has[g] been mocked,(bq) how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
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Psalms 89:51
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the taunts with which your enemies, Lord , have mocked, with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.(br)
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Psalms 89:52
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Praise be to the Lord forever! Amen and Amen.(bs)
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