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I will proclaim the decree of the Lord,
    he said to me, “You are my son;
    today I have begotten you.(A)

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26 [a]I will set his hand upon the sea,
    his right hand upon the rivers.

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Footnotes

  1. 89:26 The sea…the rivers: geographically the limits of the Davidic empire (the Mediterranean and the Euphrates); mythologically, the traditional forces of chaos. See note on Ps 89:11.

12 [a]For whom the Lord loves he reproves,
    as a father, the son he favors.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 3:12 One might be tempted to judge the quality of one’s relationship to God by one’s prosperity. It is an inadequate criterion, for God as a teacher might go counter to student expectations. The discipline of God can involve suffering.

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