Amplified Bible

Psalm 89

The Lord’s Covenant with David, and Israel’s Afflictions.

A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem, of Ethan the Ezrahite.

1I will sing of the goodness and lovingkindness of the Lord forever;
With my mouth I will make known Your faithfulness from generation to generation.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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].

You rule the swelling of the sea;
When its waves rise, You still them.
10 
You have crushed Rahab (Egypt) like one who is slain;
You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.

11 
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The world and all that is in it, You have founded and established them.
12 
The north and the south, You have created them;
Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
13 
You have a strong arm;
Mighty is Your hand, Your right hand is exalted.
14 
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Lovingkindness and truth go before You.
15 
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!
16 
In Your name they rejoice all the day,
And in Your righteousness they are exalted.
17 
For You are the glory of their strength [their proud adornment],
And by Your favor our horn is exalted.
18 
For our shield belongs to the Lord,
And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

19 
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.
20 
“I have found David My servant;
With My holy oil I have anointed him,
21 
With whom My hand shall be established and steadfast;
My arm also shall strengthen him.
22 
“The enemy will not outwit him,
Nor will the wicked man afflict or humiliate him.
23 
“I will crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
24 
“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].
25 
“I will also [a]set his hand on the [Mediterranean] sea,
And his right hand on the rivers [the tributaries of the Euphrates].
26 
“He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
27 
“I will also make him My firstborn (preeminent),
The highest of the kings of the earth.
28 
“My lovingkindness I will keep for him forevermore,
And My covenant will be confirmed to him.
29 
“His descendants I will establish forever,
And his throne [will endure] as the days of heaven.

30 
“If his children [b]turn away from My law
And do not walk in My ordinances,
31 
If they break My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
32 
Then I will punish their transgression with the rod [of discipline],
And [correct] their wickedness with stripes.
33 
“Nevertheless, I will not break off My lovingkindness from him,
Nor allow My faithfulness to fail.
34 
“My covenant I will not violate,
Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.
35 
“Once [for all] I have sworn by My holiness, [My vow which cannot be violated];
I will not lie to David.
36 
“His [c]descendants shall endure forever
And his throne [will continue] as the sun before Me.
37 
“It shall be established forever like the moon,
And the witness in the heavens is ever faithful.” Selah.

38 
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.
39 
You have spurned and repudiated the covenant with Your servant;
You have profaned his crown [by casting it] in the dust.
40 
You have broken down all his [city] walls;
You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
41 
All who pass along the road rob him;
He has become the scorn of his neighbors.
42 
You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
You have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 
Also, You have turned back the edge of his sword
And have not made him [strong enough] to stand in battle.
44 
You have put an end to his splendor
And have hurled his throne to the ground.
45 
You have shortened the days of his youth;
You have covered him with shame. Selah.

46 
How long, O Lord?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your wrath burn like fire?
47 
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!
48 
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.

49 
O Lord, where are Your former lovingkindnesses [so abundant in the days of David and Solomon],
Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?
50 
Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants [scorned, insulted, and disgraced];
How I bear in [d]my heart the reproach of all the many peoples,
51 
With which Your enemies have taunted, O Lord,
With which they have mocked the footsteps of Your anointed.

52 
Blessed be the Lord forevermore!
Amen and Amen.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 89:25 I.e. extend his area of influence.
  2. Psalm 89:30 Lit forsake.
  3. Psalm 89:36 Lit seed.
  4. Psalm 89:50 Lit the fold of my garment.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 89

永远配受称颂的上帝

以斯拉人以探的训诲诗。

1我要永远称颂耶和华的慈爱!
我的口要传扬你的信实直到万代。
我要让人知道:
你的慈爱存到永远,
你的信实与天同存。
你曾说:
“我与我所拣选的人立了约,
向我的仆人大卫起了誓,
‘我要使你的后裔永远坐在宝座上,世代为王。’”(细拉)
耶和华啊,
诸天要颂扬你的奇妙,
众圣者要赞美你的信实。
天上有谁能与耶和华相比,
众天使中谁能像祂?
祂在众圣者的会中大受敬畏,
祂的威严无与伦比。
万军之上帝耶和华啊,
谁能像你能力伟大,信实无比?
你掌管汹涌的大海,
平息惊涛骇浪。
10 你击碎海怪[a]
以大能的臂膀驱散仇敌。
11 天地都属于你,
世界和其中的一切都是你造的。
12 你创造了南方和北方,
他泊山和黑门山都向你欢呼。
13 你有大能的臂膀,
双手充满力量。
14 你的宝座以公平和正义为根基,
你以慈爱和信实为先锋。
15 耶和华啊,
懂得向你欢呼的人有福了,
他们走在你的荣光之中。
16 他们因你的名终日欢欣,
因你的公义而雀跃。
17 你是他们的力量和荣耀,
你的恩惠使我们充满力量。
18 耶和华赐下保护我们的盾牌,
我们的王属于以色列的圣者。
19 你曾在异象中对你忠心的子民说:
“我已把力量赐给一位勇士,
已擢升我在民中拣选的人。
20 我找到了我的仆人大卫,
用我的圣油膏立他。
21 我的手必扶持他,
我的臂膀必加给他力量。
22 仇敌胜不过他,
恶人不能欺压他。
23 我要当着他的面击垮他的敌人,
打倒恨他的人。
24 我要以信实和慈爱待他,
他必因我的名而充满力量。
25 我要使他左手掌管大海,
右手统治江河。
26 他要向我高呼,
‘你是我的父亲,我的上帝,
拯救我的磐石。’
27 我要立他为我的长子,
使他做天下至尊的君王。
28 我要永远用慈爱待他,
我与他立的约永不更改。
29 我要使他的后裔永无穷尽,
让他的王位与天同存。
30 如果他的后代背弃我的律法,
不遵行我的典章,
31 触犯我的律例,
不守我的诫命,
32 我就会因他们的罪用杖惩罚他们,
用鞭子责打他们。
33 但我不会收回我的慈爱,
也不会背弃我的信实。
34 我必不毁约,也不食言。
35 因我曾凭自己的圣洁向大卫起誓,
我绝无谎言。
36 他的后裔必永无穷尽,
他的王位必在我面前如日长存,
37 又如天上亘古不变的月亮,
永远坚立。”(细拉)
38 如今,你对你所膏立的王大发怒气,丢弃了他。
39 你废弃与他所立的约,
把他的冠冕扔在尘土中。
40 你攻破了他的城墙,
使他的坚垒沦为废墟。
41 路人都趁机劫掠他的财物,
邻居都嘲笑他。
42 你助长了他敌人的势力,
使敌人洋洋得意。
43 你使他的刀剑失去锋芒,
你使他败退沙场。
44 你使他的威荣尽失,
王位倾覆。
45 你使他未老先衰,
满面羞愧。(细拉)
46 耶和华啊,
你隐藏自己要到何时呢?
要到永远吗?
你的怒火要烧到何时呢?
47 愿你顾念我的生命何其短暂!
你创造的世人何其虚幻!
48 谁能长生不死?
谁能救自己脱离死亡的权势呢?(细拉)

49 主啊,你从前凭自己的信实向大卫应许的慈爱在哪里呢?
50 主啊,求你顾念你仆人——我所受的羞辱,
我心中如何忍受列国的嘲笑。
51 耶和华啊,
你的仇敌嘲笑你所膏立的王,
他们嘲笑他的一举一动。
52 耶和华永远当受称颂。
阿们!阿们!

Notas al pie

  1. 89:10 海怪”希伯来文是“拉哈伯”。