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Psalm 89:19-37New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

19 Once you spoke in a vision,
    to your faithful people you said:
‘I have bestowed strength on a warrior;
    I have raised up a young man from among the people.
20 I have found David my servant;
    with my sacred oil I have anointed him.
21 My hand will sustain him;
    surely my arm will strengthen him.
22 The enemy will not get the better of him;
    the wicked will not oppress him.
23 I will crush his foes before him
    and strike down his adversaries.
24 My faithful love will be with him,
    and through my name his horn[a] will be exalted.
25 I will set his hand over the sea,
    his right hand over the rivers.
26 He will call out to me, “You are my Father,
    my God, the Rock my Saviour.”
27 And I will appoint him to be my firstborn,
    the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
28 I will maintain my love to him for ever,
    and my covenant with him will never fail.
29 I will establish his line for ever,
    his throne as long as the heavens endure.

30 ‘If his sons forsake my law
    and do not follow my statutes,
31 if they violate my decrees
    and fail to keep my commands,
32 I will punish their sin with the rod,
    their iniquity with flogging;
33 but I will not take my love from him,
    nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
34 I will not violate my covenant
    or alter what my lips have uttered.
35 Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness –
    and I will not lie to David –
36 that his line will continue for ever
    and his throne endure before me like the sun;
37 it will be established for ever like the moon,
    the faithful witness in the sky.’

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 89:24 Horn here symbolises strength.
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

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