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Psalm 89

Psalm 89[a]

A maskil[b] of Ethan the Ezrahite.

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
    with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
    through all generations.
I will declare that your love stands firm forever,
    that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
    I have sworn to David my servant,
‘I will establish your line forever
    and make your throne firm through all generations.’”[c]

The heavens praise your wonders, Lord,
    your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the holy ones.
For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord?
    Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings?
In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared;
    he is more awesome than all who surround him.
Who is like you, Lord God Almighty?
    You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.

You rule over the surging sea;
    when its waves mount up, you still them.
10 You crushed Rahab like one of the slain;
    with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
11 The heavens are yours, and yours also the earth;
    you founded the world and all that is in it.
12 You created the north and the south;
    Tabor and Hermon sing for joy at your name.
13 Your arm is endowed with power;
    your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.

14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
    love and faithfulness go before you.
15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you,
    who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.
16 They rejoice in your name all day long;
    they celebrate your righteousness.
17 For you are their glory and strength,
    and by your favor you exalt our horn.[d]
18 Indeed, our shield[e] belongs to the Lord,
    our king to the Holy One of Israel.

19 Once you spoke in a vision,
    to your faithful people you said:
“I have bestowed strength on a warrior;
    I have raised up a young man from among the people.
20 I have found David my servant;
    with my sacred oil I have anointed him.
21 My hand will sustain him;
    surely my arm will strengthen him.
22 The enemy will not get the better of him;
    the wicked will not oppress him.
23 I will crush his foes before him
    and strike down his adversaries.
24 My faithful love will be with him,
    and through my name his horn[f] will be exalted.
25 I will set his hand over the sea,
    his right hand over the rivers.
26 He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father,
    my God, the Rock my Savior.’
27 And I will appoint him to be my firstborn,
    the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
28 I will maintain my love to him forever,
    and my covenant with him will never fail.
29 I will establish his line forever,
    his throne as long as the heavens endure.

30 “If his sons forsake my law
    and do not follow my statutes,
31 if they violate my decrees
    and fail to keep my commands,
32 I will punish their sin with the rod,
    their iniquity with flogging;
33 but I will not take my love from him,
    nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
34 I will not violate my covenant
    or alter what my lips have uttered.
35 Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness—
    and I will not lie to David—
36 that his line will continue forever
    and his throne endure before me like the sun;
37 it will be established forever like the moon,
    the faithful witness in the sky.”

38 But you have rejected, you have spurned,
    you have been very angry with your anointed one.
39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant
    and have defiled his crown in the dust.
40 You have broken through all his walls
    and reduced his strongholds to ruins.
41 All who pass by have plundered 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 Indeed, you have turned back the edge of his sword
    and have not supported him in battle.
44 You have put an end to his splendor
    and cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have cut short the days of his youth;
    you have covered him with a mantle of shame.

46 How long, Lord? Will you hide yourself forever?
    How long will your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how fleeting is my life.
    For what futility you have created all humanity!
48 Who can live and not see death,
    or who can escape the power of the grave?
49 Lord, where is your former great love,
    which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Remember, Lord, how your servant has[g] been mocked,
    how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
51 the taunts with which your enemies, Lord, have mocked,
    with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.

52 Praise be to the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 89:1 In Hebrew texts 89:1-52 is numbered 89:2-53.
  2. Psalm 89:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  3. Psalm 89:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 37, 45 and 48.
  4. Psalm 89:17 Horn here symbolizes strong one.
  5. Psalm 89:18 Or sovereign
  6. Psalm 89:24 Horn here symbolizes strength.
  7. Psalm 89:50 Or your servants have

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.