New American Standard Bible

Psalm 89

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

A [a]Maskil of [b]Ethan [c]the Ezrahite.

1I will sing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever;
To all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.
For I have said, “Lovingkindness will be built up forever;
In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness.”
“I have made a covenant with My chosen;
I have sworn to David My servant,
I will establish your seed forever
And build up your throne to all generations.” [d]Selah.

The heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord;
Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
For who in the skies is comparable to the Lord?
Who among the [e]sons of the mighty is like the Lord,
A God greatly feared in the council of the holy ones,
And awesome above all those who are around Him?
O Lord God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty [f]Lord?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
You rule the swelling of the sea;
When its waves rise, You still them.
10 You Yourself crushed [g]Rahab like one who is slain;
You scattered Your enemies with [h]Your mighty arm.

11 The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The world and [i]all it contains, You have founded them.
12 The north and the south, You have created them;
Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
13 You have [j]a strong arm;
Your hand is mighty, Your right hand is exalted.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Lovingkindness and [k]truth go before You.
15 How blessed are the people who know the [l]joyful sound!
O Lord, they walk in the light of Your countenance.
16 In Your name they rejoice all the day,
And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
17 For You are the glory of their strength,
And by Your favor [m]our horn is exalted.
18 For our shield belongs to the Lord,
[n]And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

19 [o]Once You spoke in vision to Your godly [p]ones,
And said, “I have [q]given help to one who is mighty;
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 will be established;
My arm also will strengthen him.
22 “The enemy will not [r]deceive him,
Nor the [s]son of wickedness afflict him.
23 “But I shall crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
24 “My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him,
And in My name his horn will be exalted.
25 “I shall also set his hand on the sea
And his right hand on the rivers.
26 “He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
27 “I also shall make him My firstborn,
The highest of the kings of the earth.
28 “My lovingkindness I will keep for him forever,
And My covenant shall be confirmed to him.
29 “So I will establish his [t]descendants forever
And his throne as the days of heaven.

30 “If his sons forsake My law
And do not walk in My judgments,
31 If they [u]violate My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
32 Then I will punish their transgression with the rod
And their iniquity with stripes.
33 “But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him,
Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
34 “My covenant I will not [v]violate,
Nor will I alter [w]the utterance of My lips.
35 [x]Once I have sworn by My holiness;
I will not lie to David.
36 “His [y]descendants shall endure forever
And his throne as the sun before Me.
37 “It shall be established forever like the moon,
And the witness in the sky is faithful.” [z]Selah.

38 But You have cast off and rejected,
You have been full of wrath [aa]against Your anointed.
39 You have spurned the covenant of Your servant;
You have profaned his crown [ab]in the dust.
40 You have broken down all his walls;
You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
41 All who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a reproach to his neighbors.
42 You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
You have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You also turn back the edge of his sword
And have not made him stand in battle.
44 You have made his [ac]splendor to cease
And cast 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 [ad]what my span of life is;
For what vanity [ae]You have created all the sons of men!
48 What man can live and not see death?
Can he deliver his soul from the [af]power of [ag]Sheol? Selah.

49 Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord,
Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?
50 Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants;
[ah]How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
51 With which Your enemies have reproached, O Lord,
With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.

52 Blessed be the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 89:1 Possibly, Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
  2. Psalm 89:1 1 Kin 4:31
  3. Psalm 89:1 Ps 88: title
  4. Psalm 89:4 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  5. Psalm 89:6 Or sons of gods
  6. Psalm 89:8 Heb Yah
  7. Psalm 89:10 I.e. Egypt
  8. Psalm 89:10 Lit the arm of Your might
  9. Psalm 89:11 Lit its fullness
  10. Psalm 89:13 Lit an arm with strength
  11. Psalm 89:14 Or faithfulness
  12. Psalm 89:15 Or blast of the trumpet, shout of joy
  13. Psalm 89:17 Another reading is You exalt our horn
  14. Psalm 89:18 Or Even to the Holy One of Israel our King
  15. Psalm 89:19 Or At that time
  16. Psalm 89:19 Some mss read one
  17. Psalm 89:19 Lit placed help upon
  18. Psalm 89:22 Or exact usury from him
  19. Psalm 89:22 Or wicked man
  20. Psalm 89:29 Lit seed
  21. Psalm 89:31 Lit profane
  22. Psalm 89:34 Lit profane
  23. Psalm 89:34 Lit that which goes forth
  24. Psalm 89:35 Or One thing
  25. Psalm 89:36 Lit seed
  26. Psalm 89:37 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  27. Psalm 89:38 Lit with
  28. Psalm 89:39 Lit to the ground
  29. Psalm 89:44 Lit clearness, luster
  30. Psalm 89:47 Lit of what duration I am
  31. Psalm 89:47 Or have
  32. Psalm 89:48 Lit hand
  33. Psalm 89:48 I.e. the nether world
  34. Psalm 89:50 Lit My bearing in my bosom

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 89

Psalm 89

A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

Lord, I will sing about your great love forever.
    For all time to come, I will tell how faithful you are.
I will tell everyone that your love stands firm forever.
    I will tell them that you are always faithful, even in heaven itself.

You said, “Here is the covenant I have made with my chosen one.
    Here is the promise I have made to my servant David.
‘I will make your family line continue forever.
    I will make your kingdom secure for all time to come.’ ”

Lord, the heavens praise you for your wonderful deeds.
    When your holy angels gather together,
    they praise you for how faithful you are.
Who in the skies above can compare with the Lord?
    Who among the angels is like the Lord?
God is highly respected among his holy angels.
    He’s more wonderful than all those who are around him.
Lord God who rules over all, who is like you?
    Lord, you are mighty. You are faithful in everything you do.

You rule over the stormy sea.
    When its waves rise up, you calm them down.
10 You crushed Egypt and killed her people.
    With your powerful arm you scattered your enemies.
11 The heavens belong to you. The earth is yours also.
    You made the world and everything that is in it.
12 You created everything from north to south.
    Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon sing to you with joy.
13 Your arm is powerful.
    Your hand is strong.
    Your right hand is mighty.

14 Your kingdom is built on what is right and fair.
    Your faithful love leads the way in front of you.
15 Blessed are those who have learned to shout praise to you.
    Lord, they live in the light of your kindness.
16 All day long they are full of joy because of who you are.
    They celebrate the fact that you do what is right.
17 You bring them glory and give them strength.
    You are pleased to honor our king.
18 Our king is like a shield that keeps us safe.
    He belongs to the Lord.
    He belongs to the Holy One of Israel.

19 You once spoke to your faithful people in a vision.
    You said, “I have given strength to a soldier.
    I have raised up a young man from among the people.
20 I have found my servant David.
    I have poured my sacred oil on his head.
21 My powerful hand will keep him going.
    My mighty arm will give him strength.
22 No enemy will have the victory over him.
    No evil person will treat him badly.
23 I will crush the king’s enemies.
    I will completely destroy them.
24 I will love him and be faithful to him.
    Because of me his power will increase.
25 I will give him a great kingdom.
    It will reach from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River.
26 He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father.
    You are my God. You are my Rock and Savior.’
27 I will also make him my oldest son.
    Among all the kings of the earth, he will be the most important one.
28 I will continue to love him forever.
    I will never break my covenant with him.
29 I will make his family line continue forever.
    His kingdom will last as long as the heavens.

30 “What if his sons turn away from my laws
    and do not follow them?
31 What if they disobey my orders
    and fail to keep my commands?
32 Then I will punish them for their sins.
    I will strike them with a rod.
    I will whip them for their evil acts.
33 But I will not stop loving David.
    I will always be faithful to him.
34 I will not break my covenant.
    I will not go back on my word.
35 Once and for all, I have made a promise.
    It is based on my holiness.
    And I will not lie to David.
36 His family line will continue forever.
    His kingdom will last as long as the sun.
37 It will last forever like the moon,
    that faithful witness in the sky.”

38 But you have turned your back on your anointed king.
    You have been very angry with him.
39 You have broken the covenant you made with him.
    You have thrown your servant’s crown into the dirt.
40 You have broken through the walls around his city.
    You have completely destroyed his secure places.
41 All those who pass by have carried off what belonged to him.
    His neighbors make fun of him.
42 You have made his enemies strong.
    You have made all of them happy.
43 You have made his sword useless.
    You have not helped him in battle.
44 You have put an end to his glory.
    You have knocked his throne to the ground.
45 You have cut short the days of his life.
    You have covered him with shame.

46 Lord, how long will you hide yourself? Will it be forever?
    How long will your anger burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my life is.
    You have created all people for such a useless purpose!
48 Who can live and not die?
    Who can escape the power of the grave?
49 Lord, where is the great love you used to have?
    You faithfully promised it to David.
50 Lord, remember how my enemies have made fun of me.
    I’ve had to put up with mean words from all the nations.
51 Lord, your enemies have said mean things.
    They have laughed at everything your anointed king has done.

52 Give praise to the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.