King James VersionPsalms89


1 I will sing of the mer­cies of the LORD for ev­er: with my mouth will I make known thy faith­ful­ness to all gen­er­a­tions.
2 For I have said, Mer­cy shall be built up for ev­er: thy faith­ful­ness shalt thou es­tab­lish in the very heav­ens.
3 I have made a covenant with my cho­sen, I have sworn unto David my ser­vant,
4 Thy seed will I es­tab­lish for ev­er, and build up thy throne to all gen­er­a­tions. Se­lah.
5 And the heav­ens shall praise thy won­ders, O LORD: thy faith­ful­ness also in the con­gre­ga­tion of the saints.
6 For who in the heav­en can be com­pared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?
7 God is great­ly to be feared in the as­sem­bly of the saints, and to be had in rev­er­ence of all them that are about him.
8 O LORD God of hosts, who is a strong LORD like unto thee? or to thy faith­ful­ness round about thee?
9 Thou rulest the rag­ing of the sea: when the waves there­of arise, thou stillest them.
10 Thou hast bro­ken Ra­hab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scat­tered thine en­e­mies with thy strong arm.
11 The heav­ens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the ful­ness there­of, thou hast found­ed them.
12 The north and the south thou hast cre­at­ed them: Ta­bor and Her­mon shall re­joice in thy name.
13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
14 Jus­tice and judg­ment are the habi­ta­tion of thy throne: mer­cy and truth shall go be­fore thy face.
15 Blessed is the peo­ple that know the joy­ful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy coun­te­nance.
16 In thy name shall they re­joice all the day: and in thy righ­teous­ness shall they be ex­alt­ed.
17 For thou art the glo­ry of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be ex­alt­ed.
18 For the LORD is our de­fence; and the Holy One of Is­rael is our king.
19 Then thou spak­est in vi­sion to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have ex­alt­ed one cho­sen out of the peo­ple.
20 I have found David my ser­vant; with my holy oil have I anoint­ed him:
21 With whom my hand shall be es­tab­lished: mine arm also shall strength­en him.
22 The en­e­my shall not ex­act upon him; nor the son of wicked­ness af­flict him.
23 And I will beat down his foes be­fore his face, and plague them that hate him.
24 But my faith­ful­ness and my mer­cy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be ex­alt­ed.
25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my fa­ther, my God, and the rock of my sal­va­tion.
27 Also I will make him my first­born, high­er than the kings of the earth.
28 My mer­cy will I keep for him for ev­er­more, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
29 His seed also will I make ­to endure for ev­er, and his throne as the days of heav­en.
30 If his chil­dren for­sake my law, and walk not in my judg­ments;
31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my com­mand­ments;
32 Then will I vis­it their trans­gres­sion with the rod, and their in­iq­ui­ty with stripes.
33 Nev­er­the­less my lov­ingkind­ness will I not ut­ter­ly take from him, nor suf­fer my faith­ful­ness to fail.
34 My covenant will I not break, nor al­ter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
35 Once have I sworn by my ho­li­ness that I will not lie unto David.
36 His seed shall en­dure for ev­er, and his throne as the sun be­fore me.
37 It shall be es­tab­lished for ever as the moon, and as a faith­ful wit­ness in heav­en. Se­lah.
38 But thou hast cast off and ab­horred, thou hast been wroth with thine anoint­ed.
39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy ser­vant: thou hast pro­faned his crown ­by cast­ing it to the ground.
40 Thou hast bro­ken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ru­in.
41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a re­proach to his neigh­bours.
42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his ad­ver­saries; thou hast made all his en­e­mies to re­joice.
43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the bat­tle.
44 Thou hast made his glo­ry to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth hast thou short­ened: thou hast cov­ered him with shame. Se­lah.
46 How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thy­self for ev­er? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47 Re­mem­ber how short my time is: where­fore hast thou made all men in vain?
48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he de­liv­er his soul from the hand of the grave? Se­lah.
49 Lord, where are thy for­mer lov­ingkind­ness­es, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
50 Re­mem­ber, Lord, the re­proach of thy ser­vants; how I do bear in my bo­som the re­proach of all the mighty peo­ple;
51 Where­with thine en­e­mies have re­proached, O LORD; where­with they have re­proached the foot­steps of thine anoint­ed.
52 Blessed be the LORD for ev­er­more. Amen, and Amen.