89 1 I will sing of your steadfast love, O Yahweh, for ever;
with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
89 2 For your steadfast love was established for ever,
your faithfulness is firm as the heavens.
89 3 You have said, "I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant:
89 4 'I will establish your descendants for ever,
and build your throne for all generations.' " Selah
89 5 Let the heavens praise your wonders, O Yahweh,
your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones!
89 6 For who in the skies can be compared to Yahweh?
Who among the heavenly beings is like Yahweh,
89 7 a God feared in the council of the holy ones,
great and terrible above all that are round about him?
89 8 O Yahweh God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O Yahweh,
with your faithfulness round about you?
89 9 You rule the raging of the sea;
when its waves rise, you calm them.
89 10 You crushed Rahab like a carcass,
you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
89 11 The heavens are yours, the earth also is yours;
the world and all that is in it, you have founded them.
89 12 The north and the south, you have created them;
Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name.
89 13 You have a mighty arm;
strong is your hand, high your right hand.
89 14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
89 15 Blessed are the people who know the festal shout, who walk, O Yahweh,
in the light of your countenance,
89 16 who exult in your name all the day,
and extol your righteousness.
89 17 For you are the glory of their strength;
by your favour our horn is exalted.
89 18 For our shield belongs to Yahweh,
our king to the Holy One of Israel.
89 19 Of old you spoke in a vision to your faithful one,
and say: "I have set the crown upon one who is mighty,
I have exalted one chosen from the people.
89 20 I have found David, my servant;
with my holy oil I have anointed him;
89 21 so that my hand shall ever abide with him,
my arm also shall strengthen him.
89 22 The enemy shall not outwit him,
the wicked shall not humble him.
89 23 I will crush his foes before him
and strike down those who hate him.
89 24 My faithfulness and my steadfast love shall be with him,
and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
89 25 I will set his hand on the sea
and his right hand on the rivers.
89 26 He shall cry to me, 'You are my Father, my God,
and the Rock of my salvation.'
89 27 And I will make him the first-born,
the highest of the kings of the earth.
89 28 My steadfast love I will keep for him for ever,
and my covenant will stand firm for him.
89 29 I will establish his line for ever
and his throne as the days of the heavens.
89 30 If his children forsake my law
and do not walk according to my ordinances,
89 31 if they violate my statutes
and do not keep my commandments,
89 32 then I will punish their transgression with the rod
and their iniquity with scourges;
89 33 but I will not remove from him my steadfast love,
or be false to my faithfulness.
89 34 I will not violate my covenant,
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
89 35 Once for all I have sworn by my holiness;
I will not lie to David.
89 36 His line shall endure for ever,
his throne as long as the sun before me.
89 37 Like the moon it shall be established for ever;
it shall stand firm while the skies endure." Selah
89 38 But now you have cast off and rejected,
you are full of wrath against your anointed.
89 39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant;
you have defiled his crown in the dust.
89 40 You have breached all his walls;
you have laid his strongholds in ruins.
89 41 All that pass by despoil him;
he has become the scorn of his neighbours.
89 42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
you have made all his enemies rejoice.
89 43 Yea, you have turned back the edge of his sword,
and you have not made him stand in battle.
89 44 You have removed the scepter from his hand,
and cast his throne to the ground.
89 45 You have cut short the days of his youth;
you have covered him with shame. Selah
89 46 How long, O Yahweh? Will you hide yourself for ever?
How long will your wrath burn like fire?
89 47 Remember, O Yahweh, what the measure of life is,
for what vanity you have created all the sons of men!
89 48 What man can live and never see death?
Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah
89 49 Yahweh, where is your steadfast love of old,
which by your faithfulness you swore to David?
89 50 Remember, O Yahweh, how your servant is scorned;
how I bear in my bosom the insults of the peoples,
89 51 with which your enemies taunt, O Yahweh,
with which they mock the footsteps of your anointed.
89 52 Blessed be Yahweh for ever!
Amen & Amen.