34 I will not [a]violate My (A)covenant,
Nor will I (B)alter [b]the utterance of My lips.
35 [c]Once I have (C)sworn by My holiness;
I will not lie to David.
36 His [d](D)descendants shall endure forever,
And his (E)throne (F)as the sun before Me.
37 It shall be established forever (G)like the moon,
And a (H)witness in the sky is faithful.” Selah

38 But You have (I)rejected and (J)refused,
You have been full of wrath [e]against Your (K)anointed.
39 You have [f](L)repudiated the covenant of Your servant;
You have (M)profaned (N)his crown [g]in the dust.
40 You have (O)broken down all his walls;
You have (P)brought his strongholds to ruin.
41 (Q)All who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a (R)disgrace to his neighbors.
42 You have (S)exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
You have (T)made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You also turn back the edge of his sword,
And have (U)not made him stand in battle.
44 You have put an end to his [h](V)splendor
And cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have (W)shortened the days of his youth;
You have (X)covered him with shame. Selah

46 (Y)How long, Lord?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your (Z)wrath burn like fire?
47 (AA)Remember [i]what my lifespan is;
For what (AB)futility [j]You have created all the sons of mankind!
48 What man can live and not (AC)see death?
Can he (AD)save his soul from the [k]power of [l]Sheol? Selah

49 Where are Your former acts of favor, Lord,
Which You (AE)swore to David in Your faithfulness?
50 Remember, Lord, the (AF)taunt against Your servants;
[m]How I carry in my heart the taunts of all the many peoples,
51 With which (AG)Your enemies have taunted, Lord,
With which they have taunted the footsteps of (AH)Your anointed.

52 (AI)Blessed be the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.

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  1. Psalm 89:34 Lit profane
  2. Psalm 89:34 Lit that which goes forth
  3. Psalm 89:35 Or One thing
  4. Psalm 89:36 Lit seed
  5. Psalm 89:38 Lit with
  6. Psalm 89:39 I.e., scornfully rejected
  7. Psalm 89:39 Lit to the ground
  8. Psalm 89:44 Lit clearness, luster
  9. Psalm 89:47 Lit of what duration I am
  10. Psalm 89:47 Or have You...mankind?
  11. Psalm 89:48 Lit hand
  12. Psalm 89:48 I.e., the netherworld
  13. Psalm 89:50 Lit My bearing in my chest

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