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33 But I will not remove[a] my loyal love from him,
nor be unfaithful to my promise.[b]
34 I will not break[c] my covenant
or go back on what I promised.[d]
35 Once and for all I have vowed by my own holiness,
I will never deceive[e] David.

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  1. Psalm 89:33 tn Heb “break”; “make ineffectual.” Some prefer to emend אָפִיר (ʾafir; the Hiphil of פָּרַר, parar, “to break”) to אָסִיר (ʾasir; the Hiphil of סוּר, sur, “to turn aside”), a verb that appears in 2 Sam 7:15.
  2. Psalm 89:33 tn Heb “and I will not deal falsely with my faithfulness.”
  3. Psalm 89:34 tn Or “desecrate.”
  4. Psalm 89:34 tn Heb “and what proceeds out of my lips I will not alter.”
  5. Psalm 89:35 tn Or “lie to.”