Add parallel Print Page Options

30 “If(A) his sons (B)forsake My law
And do not walk in My judgments,
31 If they [a]break My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
32 Then I will punish their transgression with the rod,
And their iniquity with stripes.
33 (C)Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not [b]utterly take from him,
Nor [c]allow My faithfulness to fail.
34 My covenant I will not break,
Nor (D)alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
35 Once I have sworn (E)by My holiness;
I will not lie to David:
36 (F)His seed shall endure forever,
And his throne (G)as the sun before Me;
37 It shall be established forever like the moon,
Even like the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah

38 But You have (H)cast off and (I)abhorred,[d]
You have been furious with Your [e]anointed.
39 You have renounced the covenant of Your servant;
(J)You have [f]profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
40 You have broken down all his hedges;
You have brought his [g]strongholds to ruin.
41 All who pass by the way (K)plunder him;
He is a reproach to his neighbors.
42 You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries;
You have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You have also turned back the edge of his sword,
And have not sustained him in the battle.
44 You have made his [h]glory cease,
And cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth You have shortened;
You have covered him with shame. Selah

46 How long, Lord?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time (L)is;
For what (M)futility have You created all the children of men?
48 What man can live and not [i]see (N)death?
Can he deliver his life from the power of [j]the grave? Selah

49 Lord, where are Your former lovingkindnesses,
Which You (O)swore to David (P)in Your truth?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of Your servants—
(Q)How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
51 (R)With which Your enemies have reproached, O Lord,
With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your [k]anointed.

52 (S)Blessed be the Lord forevermore!
Amen and Amen.

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 89:31 profane
  2. Psalm 89:33 Lit. break off
  3. Psalm 89:33 Lit. deal falsely with My faithfulness
  4. Psalm 89:38 rejected
  5. Psalm 89:38 Commissioned one, Heb. messiah
  6. Psalm 89:39 defiled
  7. Psalm 89:40 fortresses
  8. Psalm 89:44 splendor or brightness
  9. Psalm 89:48 experience death
  10. Psalm 89:48 Or Sheol
  11. Psalm 89:51 Commissioned one, Heb. messiah

Bible Gateway Sponsors