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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 (Traditional)

詩篇 89

永遠配受稱頌的上帝

以斯拉人以探的訓誨詩。

1我要永遠稱頌耶和華的慈愛!
我的口要傳揚你的信實直到萬代。
我要讓人知道:
你的慈愛存到永遠,
你的信實與天同存。
你曾說:
「我與我所揀選的人立了約,
向我的僕人大衛起了誓,
『我要使你的後裔永遠坐在寶座上,世代為王。』」(細拉)
耶和華啊,
諸天要頌揚你的奇妙,
眾聖者要讚美你的信實。
天上有誰能與耶和華相比,
眾天使中誰能像祂?
祂在眾聖者的會中大受敬畏,
祂的威嚴無與倫比。
萬軍之上帝耶和華啊,
誰能像你能力偉大,信實無比?
你掌管洶湧的大海,
平息驚濤駭浪。
10 你擊碎海怪[a]
以大能的臂膀驅散仇敵。
11 天地都屬於你,
世界和其中的一切都是你造的。
12 你創造了南方和北方,
他泊山和黑門山都向你歡呼。
13 你有大能的臂膀,
雙手充滿力量。
14 你的寶座以公平和正義為根基,
你以慈愛和信實為先鋒。
15 耶和華啊,
懂得向你歡呼的人有福了,
他們走在你的榮光之中。
16 他們因你的名終日歡欣,
因你的公義而雀躍。
17 你是他們的力量和榮耀,
你的恩惠使我們充滿力量。
18 耶和華賜下保護我們的盾牌,
我們的王屬於以色列的聖者。
19 你曾在異象中對你忠心的子民說:
「我已把力量賜給一位勇士,
已擢升我在民中揀選的人。
20 我找到了我的僕人大衛,
用我的聖油膏立他。
21 我的手必扶持他,
我的臂膀必加給他力量。
22 仇敵勝不過他,
惡人不能欺壓他。
23 我要當著他的面擊垮他的敵人,
打倒恨他的人。
24 我要以信實和慈愛待他,
他必因我的名而充滿力量。
25 我要使他左手掌管大海,
右手統治江河。
26 他要向我高呼,
『你是我的父親,我的上帝,
拯救我的磐石。』
27 我要立他為我的長子,
使他做天下至尊的君王。
28 我要永遠用慈愛待他,
我與他立的約永不更改。
29 我要使他的後裔永無窮盡,
讓他的王位與天同存。
30 如果他的後代背棄我的律法,
不遵行我的典章,
31 觸犯我的律例,
不守我的誡命,
32 我就會因他們的罪用杖懲罰他們,
用鞭子責打他們。
33 但我不會收回我的慈愛,
也不會背棄我的信實。
34 我必不毀約,也不食言。
35 因我曾憑自己的聖潔向大衛起誓,
我絕無謊言。
36 他的後裔必永無窮盡,
他的王位必在我面前如日長存,
37 又如天上亙古不變的月亮,
永遠堅立。」(細拉)
38 如今,你對你所膏立的王大發怒氣,丟棄了他。
39 你廢棄與他所立的約,
把他的冠冕扔在塵土中。
40 你攻破了他的城牆,
使他的堅壘淪為廢墟。
41 路人都趁機劫掠他的財物,
鄰居都嘲笑他。
42 你助長了他敵人的勢力,
使敵人洋洋得意。
43 你使他的刀劍失去鋒芒,
你使他敗退沙場。
44 你使他的威榮盡失,
王位傾覆。
45 你使他未老先衰,
滿面羞愧。(細拉)
46 耶和華啊,
你隱藏自己要到何時呢?
要到永遠嗎?
你的怒火要燒到何時呢?
47 願你顧念我的生命何其短暫!
你創造的世人何其虛幻!
48 誰能長生不死?
誰能救自己脫離死亡的權勢呢?(細拉)

49 主啊,你從前憑自己的信實向大衛應許的慈愛在哪裡呢?
50 主啊,求你顧念你僕人——我所受的羞辱,
我心中如何忍受列國的嘲笑。
51 耶和華啊,
你的仇敵嘲笑你所膏立的王,
他們嘲笑他的一舉一動。
52 耶和華永遠當受稱頌。
阿們!阿們!

Notas al pie

  1. 89·10 海怪」希伯來文是「拉哈伯」。