The LORD'S Covenant with David, and Israel's Afflictions.
A Maskil F943 of Ethan F943 the F943 Ezrahite.
1 I will sing R2764 of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever;
To all generations I will make R2765 known Your faithfulness R2766 with my mouth.
2 For I have said, "Lovingkindness R2767 will be built up forever;
In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness." R2768
3 "I have made a covenant with My R2769 chosen;
I have sworn R2770 to David My servant,
4 I will establish your seed R2771 forever
And build up your throne R2772 to all generations." Selah. F944
5 The heavens R2773 will praise Your wonders, O LORD;
Your faithfulness also in R2774 the assembly of the holy R2775 ones.
6 For who R2776 in the skies is comparable to the LORD?
Who among the sons R2777 F945 of the mighty is like the LORD,
7 A God greatly R2778 feared in the council of the holy R2779 ones,
And awesome R2780 above all those who are around Him?
8 O LORD God of hosts, who R2781 is like You, O mighty LORD F946 ?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
9 You rule the swelling of the sea;
When its waves rise, You still R2782 them.
10 You Yourself crushed Rahab R2783 F947 like one who is slain;
You scattered R2784 Your enemies with Your F948 mighty arm.
11 The heavens R2785 are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The world R2786 and all F949 it contains, You have founded them.
12 The north R2787 and the south, You have created them;
Tabor R2788 and Hermon R2789 shout R2790 for joy at Your name.
13 You have a F950 strong arm;
Your hand is mighty, Your right R2791 hand is exalted.
14 Righteousness R2792 and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Lovingkindness R2793 and truth F951 go before You.
15 How blessed are the people who know the joyful R2794 F952 sound!
O LORD, they walk in the light R2795 of Your countenance.
16 In Your R2796 name they rejoice all the day,
And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
17 For You are the glory of their R2797 strength,
And by Your favor our F953 horn R2798 is exalted.
18 For our shield R2799 belongs to the LORD,
And F954 our king to the Holy R2800 One of Israel.
19 Once F955 You spoke in vision to Your godly ones, F956
And said, "I have given F957 help to one who is mighty; R2801
I have exalted one chosen R2802 from the people.
20 "I have found R2803 David My servant;
With My holy oil R2804 I have anointed him,
21 With whom My R2805 hand will be established;
My arm also will strengthen R2806 him.
22 "The enemy will not deceive F958 him,
Nor the son R2807 F959 of wickedness afflict him.
23 "But I shall crush R2808 his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
24 "My faithfulness R2809 and My lovingkindness will be with him,
And in My name his horn R2810 will be exalted.
25 "I shall also set his hand on R2811 the sea
And his right hand on the rivers.
26 "He will cry to Me, `You are my R2812 Father,
My God, and the rock R2813 of my salvation.'
27 "I also shall make him My firstborn, R2814
The highest R2815 of the kings of the earth.
28 "My lovingkindness R2816 I will keep for him forever,
And My covenant R2817 shall be confirmed to him.
29 "So I will establish his descendants R2818 F960 forever
And his throne R2819 as R2820 the days of heaven.
30 "If his sons forsake R2821 My law
And do not walk in My judgments,
31 If they violate F961 My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
32 Then I will punish their transgression with the rod R2822
And their iniquity with stripes.
33 "But I will not break off My R2823 lovingkindness from him,
Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
34 "My covenant R2824 I will not violate, F962
Nor will I alter R2825 the F963 utterance of My lips.
35 "Once F964 I have sworn R2826 by My holiness;
I will not lie to David.
36 "His descendants R2827 F965 shall endure forever
And his throne R2828 as R2829 the sun before Me.
37 "It shall be established forever like R2830 the moon,
And the witness R2831 in the sky is faithful." Selah. F966
38 But You have cast R2832 off and rejected, R2833
You have been full of wrath against F967 Your anointed. R2834
39 You have spurned R2835 the covenant of Your servant;
You have profaned R2836 his R2837 crown in F968 the dust.
40 You have broken R2838 down all his walls;
You have brought R2839 his strongholds to ruin.
41 All R2840 who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a reproach R2841 to his neighbors.
42 You have exalted R2842 the right hand of his adversaries;
You have made R2843 all his enemies rejoice.
43 You also turn back the edge of his sword
And have not R2844 made him stand in battle.
44 You have made his splendor R2845 F969 to cease
And cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have shortened R2846 the days of his youth;
You have covered R2847 him with shame. Selah.
46 How R2848 long, O LORD?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your wrath R2849 burn like fire?
47 Remember R2850 what F970 my span of life is;
For what vanity R2851 You F971 have created all the sons of men!
48 What man can live and not see R2852 death?
Can he deliver R2853 his soul from the power F972 of Sheol? F973 Selah.
49 Where are Your former lovingkindnesses, O Lord,
Which You swore R2854 to David in Your faithfulness?
50 Remember, O Lord, the reproach R2855 of Your servants;
How F974 I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
51 With which Your R2856 enemies have reproached, O LORD,
With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your R2857 anointed.
52 Blessed R2858 be the LORD forever!
Amen and Amen.
F943: Lit He would feed him
F943: Lit He would feed him
F943: Lit He would feed him
F944: Lit fat
F945: Lit the congregation of God
F946: Lit gods
F947: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
F948: Lit I, on my part
F949: Lit lifted up the head
F950: Or consult
F951: Or hidden ones
F952: Lit from
F953: Or consulted
F954: Lit an arm
F955: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
F956: Or tumbleweed
F957: Or according to
F958: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
F959: Lit their
F960: Probably, Weeping; or Balsam trees
F961: Or place of springs
F962: Some ancient versions read The God of gods will be seen in Zion
F963: Lit with regard to
F964: Lit with integrity
F965: Or restore the fortunes
F966: Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
F967: Lit generation and generation
F968: Or bring to life
F969: Or Let me hear
F970: Lit even to
F971: Or stupidity
F972: Or reverence
F973: Or faithfulness
F974: Or Faithfulness
R2764: Psalms 59:16; 101:1
R2765: Psalms 40:10
R2766: Psalms 36:5; 88:11; 89:5,8,24,33,49; 92:2; 119:90; Isaiah 25:1; Lamentations 3:23
R2767: Psalms 103:17
R2768: Psalms 36:5; 119:90
R2769: 1 Kings 8:16
R2770: Psalms 132:11
R2771: 2 Samuel 7:16
R2772: 2 Samuel 7:13; Isaiah 9:7; Luke 1:33
R2773: Psalms 19:1; 97:6
R2774: Psalms 149:1
R2775: Job 1:5:1
R2776: Psalms 86:8; 113:5
R2777: Psalms 29:1; 82:1
R2778: Psalms 47:2; 68:35; 76:7,11
R2779: Psalms 89:5
R2780: Psalms 96:4
R2781: Psalms 35:10; 71:19
R2782: Psalms 65:7; 107:29
R2783: Psalms 87:4; Isaiah 30:7; 51:9
R2784: Psalms 18:14; 68:1; 144:6
R2785: Genesis 1:1; 1 Chronicles 29:11; Psalms 96:5
R2786: Psalms 24:1
R2787: Job 1:26:7
R2788: Joshua 19:22; Judges 4:6; Jeremiah 46:18
R2789: Deuteronomy 3:8; Joshua 11:17; 12:1; Psalms 133:3; Song of Solomon 4:8
R2790: Psalms 98:8
R2791: Psalms 98:1; 118:16
R2792: Psalms 97:2
R2793: Psalms 85:13
R2794: Leviticus 23:24; Numbers 10:10; Psalms 98:6
R2795: Psalms 4:6; 44:3; 67:1; 80:3; 90:8
R2796: Psalms 105:3
R2797: Psalms 28:8
R2798: Psalms 75:10; 92:10; 148:14
R2799: Psalms 47:9
R2800: Psalms 71:22; 78:41
R2801: 2 Samuel 17:10
R2802: 1 Kings 11:34; Psalms 78:70
R2803: 1 Samuel 13:14; 16:1-12; Acts 13:22
R2804: 1 Samuel 16:13
R2805: Psalms 18:35; 80:17
R2806: Psalms 18:32
R2807: 2 Samuel 7:10; Psalms 125:3
R2808: 2 Samuel 7:9; Psalms 18:40
R2809: Psalms 89:1
R2810: Psalms 132:17
R2811: Psalms 72:8
R2812: 2 Samuel 7:14; 1 Chronicles 22:10; Jeremiah 3:19
R2813: 2 Samuel 22:47; Psalms 95:1
R2814: Exodus 4:22; Psalms 2:7; Jeremiah 31:9; Colossians 1:15,18
R2815: Numbers 24:7; Psalms 72:11; Revelation 19:16
R2816: Psalms 89:33
R2817: Psalms 89:3,34
R2818: Psalms 18:50; 89:4,36
R2819: 1 Kings 2:4; Psalms 89:4; 132:12; Isaiah 9:7; Jeremiah 33:17
R2820: Deuteronomy 11:21
R2821: 2 Samuel 7:14; Psalms 119:53
R2822: Job 1:9:34; 21:9
R2823: 2 Samuel 7:15
R2824: Deuteronomy 7:9; Jeremiah 33:20,21
R2825: Numbers 23:19
R2826: Psalms 60:6; Amos 4:2
R2827: Psalms 89:29; Luke 1:33
R2828: Psalms 72:5
R2829: Psalms 72:17
R2830: Psalms 72:5
R2831: Job 1:16:19
R2832: Psalms 44:9
R2833: Deuteronomy 32:19; 1 Chronicles 28:9
R2834: Psalms 20:6; 89:20,51
R2835: Psalms 78:59; Lamentations 2:7
R2836: Psalms 74:7
R2837: Lamentations 5:16
R2838: Psalms 80:12
R2839: Lamentations 2:2,5
R2840: Psalms 80:12
R2841: Psalms 44:13; 69:9,19; 79:4
R2842: Psalms 13:2
R2843: Psalms 80:6
R2844: Psalms 44:10
R2845: Ezekiel 28:7
R2846: Psalms 102:23
R2847: Psalms 44:15; 71:13; 109:29
R2848: Psalms 13:1; 44:24
R2849: Psalms 79:5; 80:4
R2850: Job 1:7:7; 10:9; 14:1
R2851: Psalms 39:5; 62:9; Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:11
R2852: Psalms 22:29; 49:9
R2853: Psalms 49:15
R2854: 2 Samuel 7:15; Jeremiah 30:9; Ezekiel 34:23
R2855: Psalms 69:9; 74:18,22
R2856: Psalms 74:10,18,22
R2857: Psalms 89:38
R2858: Psalms 41:13; 72:19; 106:48