89 Our Lord, I will sing of your love forever. Everyone yet to be born will hear me praise your faithfulness. 2 I will tell them, “God’s love can always be trusted, and his faithfulness lasts as long as the heavens.”
3 You said, “David, my servant, is my chosen one, and this is the agreement I made with him: 4 David, one of your descendants will always be king.”
5 Our Lord, let the heavens now praise your miracles, and let all of your angels praise your faithfulness.
6 None who live in the heavens can compare with you. 7 You are the most fearsome of all who live in heaven; all the others fear and greatly honor you. 8 You are Lord God All-Powerful! No one is as loving and faithful as you are. 9 You rule the roaring sea and calm its waves. 10 You crushed the monster Rahab,[a] and with your powerful arm you scattered your enemies. 11 The heavens and the earth belong to you. And so does the world with all its people because you created them 12 and everything else.[b]
Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon gladly praise you. 13 You are strong and mighty! 14 Your kingdom is ruled by justice and fairness with love and faithfulness leading the way.
15 Our Lord, you bless those who join in the festival and walk in the brightness of your presence. 16 We are happy all day because of you, and your saving power brings honor to us. 17 Your own glorious power makes us strong, and because of your kindness, our strength increases. 18 Our Lord and our King, the Holy One of Israel, you are truly our shield.
19 In a vision, you once said to your faithful followers: “I have helped a mighty hero. I chose him from my people and made him famous. 20 David, my servant, is the one I chose to be king, 21 and I will always be there to help and strengthen him.
22 “No enemy will outsmart David, and he won’t be defeated by any hateful people. 23 I will strike down and crush his troublesome enemies. 24 He will always be able to depend on my love, and I will make him strong with my own power. 25 I will let him rule the lands across the rivers and seas. 26 He will say to me, ‘You are my Father and my God, as well as the mighty rock[c] where I am safe.'
27 “I have chosen David as my first-born son, and he will be the ruler of all kings on earth. 28 My love for him will last, and my agreement with him will never be broken.
29 “One of David’s descendants will always be king, and his family will rule until the sky disappears.
89.10Rahab: Many people in the ancient world thought that the world was controlled by this sea monster that the Lord destroyed at the time of creation (see Isaiah 51.9).
89.12and everything else: The Hebrew text has “Zaphon and Yamin,” which may either be the names of mountains or refer to the directions “north and south,” with the meaning “everything from north to south.”
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