Tehilim Chapter No 89

tehilim 089

Translation

1. A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
2. I will sing of the constant love of the Lord for ever; with my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
3. For I have said, The world is built by love; your faithfulness shall you establish in the very heavens.
4. I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to David my servant.
5. Your seed I will establish for ever, and build up your throne to all generations. Selah.
6. And the heavens shall praise your wonders, O Lord; your faithfulness also in the congregation of the holy ones.
7. For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord?
8. God is greatly feared in the assembly of the holy ones, and held in reverence by all those who are around him.
9. O Lord God of hosts, who is strong like you, O Lord? Or to your faithfulness around you?
10. You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves arise, you still them.
11. You have trampled down Rahab like carrion; you have scattered your enemies with your strong arm.
12. The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours; you have founded the world and all that is in it.
13. The north and the south you have created them; Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your name.
14. You have a mighty arm; strong is your hand, and high is your right hand.
15. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and truth shall go before you.
16. Happy is the people who know the joyful sound; they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of your countenance.
17. In your name shall they rejoice all the day; and in your righteousness shall they be exalted.
18. For you are the glory of their strength; and in your favor our horn shall be exalted.
19. For our shield belongs to the Lord; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
20. Then you spoke in a vision to your pious one, and said, I have laid help upon one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people.
21. I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him.
22. With whom my hand shall be established; my arm also shall strengthen him.
23. The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
24. And I will beat down his enemies before his face, and strike down those who hate him.
25. But my faithfulness and my loving kindness shall be with him; and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
26. I will set his hand also on the sea, and his right hand on the rivers.
27. He shall cry to me, You are my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
28. Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
29. I will keep my truth with him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
30. His seed also I will make to endure for ever, and his throne like the days of heaven.
31. If his children forsake my Torah, and do not walk in my judgments.
32. If they break my statutes, and do not keep my commandments.
33. Then I will punish their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with strokes.
34. Nevertheless my loving kindness I will not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
35. My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word which was issued from my lips.
36. Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie to David.
37. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne like the sun before me.
38. It shall be established for ever like the moon, and like a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
39. But you have cast off and rejected, you have been angry with your anointed.
40. You have renounced the covenant of your servant; you have profaned his crown to the ground.
41. You have broken down all his hedges; you have brought his fortresses to ruin.
42. All who pass by the way plunder him; he is a taunt to his neighbors.
43. You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; you have made all his enemies rejoice.
44. You have turned back the edge of his sword, and have not made him stand in the battle.
45. You have made his brightness cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
46. The days of his youth you have shortened; you have covered him with shame. Selah.
47. How long, Lord, will you hide yourself for ever? Shall your wrath burn like fire?
48. Remember how short my time is; for what nothingness you have created all the sons of men!
49. Who is the man who lives, and shall not see death? Shall he save his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah.
50. Lord, where are your former oaths of loving kindness, which you swore to David in your faithfulness?
51. Remember, Lord, the disgrace of your servants; how I carry in my bosom the insults of all the many peoples.
52. With which your enemies have insulted, O Lord; with which they have insulted the footsteps of your anointed.
53. Blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.