New International Version

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.

Footnotes

  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

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!

Footnotes

  1. 89:10 海怪”希伯来文是“拉哈伯”。