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(A) my servant;(B)
    with my sacred oil(C) I have anointed(D) him.
21 My hand will sustain him;
    surely my arm will strengthen him.(E)
22 The enemy will not get the better of him;(F)
    the wicked will not oppress(G) him.
23 I will crush his foes before him(H)
    and strike down his adversaries.(I)
24 My faithful love will be with him,(J)
    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.(K)
26 He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father,(L)
    my God, the Rock(M) my Savior.’(N)
27 And I will appoint him to be my firstborn,(O)
    the most exalted(P) of the kings(Q) of the earth.
28 I will maintain my love to him forever,
    and my covenant with him will never fail.(R)
29 I will establish his line forever,
    his throne as long as the heavens endure.(S)

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;(T)
33 but I will not take my love from him,(U)
    nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
34 I will not violate my covenant
    or alter what my lips have uttered.(V)
35 Once for all, I have sworn by my holiness—
    and I will not lie to David—
36 that his line will continue forever
    and his throne endure before me like the sun;(W)
37 it will be established forever like the moon,
    the faithful witness in the sky.”(X)

38 But you have rejected,(Y) you have spurned,
    you have been very angry with your anointed one.
39 You have renounced the covenant with your servant
    and have defiled his crown in the dust.(Z)
40 You have broken through all his walls(AA)
    and reduced his strongholds(AB) to ruins.
41 All who pass by have plundered(AC) him;
    he has become the scorn of his neighbors.(AD)
42 You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
    you have made all his enemies rejoice.(AE)
43 Indeed, you have turned back the edge of his sword
    and have not supported him in battle.(AF)
44 You have put an end to his splendor
    and cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have cut short(AG) the days of his youth;
    you have covered him with a mantle of shame.(AH)

46 How long, Lord? Will you hide yourself forever?
    How long will your wrath burn like fire?(AI)
47 Remember how fleeting is my life.(AJ)
    For what futility you have created all humanity!
48 Who can live and not see death,
    or who can escape the power of the grave?(AK)
49 Lord, where is your former great love,
    which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
50 Remember, Lord, how your servant has[b] been mocked,(AL)
    how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
51 the taunts with which your enemies, Lord, have mocked,
    with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.(AM)

52 Praise be to the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.(AN)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 89:24 Horn here symbolizes strength.
  2. Psalm 89:50 Or your servants have