The psalmist praiseth God for his Covenant,
Psalms 89:1 An instruction, by Ethan the Ezrahite. Of the kind acts of Jehovah, to the age I sing, To all generations I make known Thy faithfulness with my mouth, Psalms 89:2 For I said, 'To the age is kindness built, The heavens! Thou dost establish Thy faithfulness in them.' Psalms 89:3 I have made a covenant for My chosen, I have sworn to David My servant: Psalms 89:4 'Even to the age do I establish thy seed, And have built to generation and generation thy throne. Selah.
for his wonderful power,
Psalms 89:5 and the heavens confess Thy wonders, O Jehovah, Thy faithfulness also [is] in an assembly of holy ones. Psalms 89:6 For who in the sky, Compareth himself to Jehovah? Is like to Jehovah among sons of the mighty? Psalms 89:7 God is very terrible, In the secret counsel of His holy ones, And fearful over all surrounding Him. Psalms 89:8 O Jehovah, God of Hosts, Who [is] like Theea strong Jah? And Thy faithfulness [is] round about Thee. Psalms 89:9 Thou [art] ruler over the pride of the sea, In the lifting up of its billows Thou dost restrain them. Psalms 89:10 Thou hast bruised Rahab, as one wounded. With the arm of Thy strength Thou hast scattered Thine enemies. Psalms 89:11 Thine [are] the heavensthe earth also [is] Thine, The habitable world and its fulness, Thou hast founded them. Psalms 89:12 North and south Thou hast appointed them, Tabor and Hermon in Thy name do sing. Psalms 89:13 Thou hast an arm with might, Strong is Thy handhigh Thy right hand. Psalms 89:14 Righteousness and judgment [Are] the fixed place of Thy throne, Kindness and truth go before Thy face.
for the care of his Church,
Psalms 89:15 O the happiness of the people knowing the shout, O Jehovah, in the light of Thy face they walk habitually. Psalms 89:16 In Thy name they rejoice all the day, And in Thy righteousness they are exalted, Psalms 89:17 For the beauty of their strength [art] Thou, And in Thy good will is our horn exalted, Psalms 89:18 For of Jehovah [is] our shield, And of the Holy One of Israel our king.
for his favour to the kingdom of David.
Psalms 89:19 Then Thou hast spoken in vision, To Thy saint, yea, Thou sayest, I have placed help upon a mighty one, Exalted a chosen one out of the people, Psalms 89:20 I have found David My servant, With My holy oil I have anointed him. Psalms 89:21 With whom My hand is established, My arm also doth strengthen him. Psalms 89:22 An enemy exacteth not upon him, And a son of perverseness afflicteth him not. Psalms 89:23 And I have beaten down before him his adversaries, And those hating him I plague, Psalms 89:24 And My faithfulness and kindness [are] with him, And in My name is his horn exalted. Psalms 89:25 And I have set on the sea his hand, And on the rivers his right hand. Psalms 89:26 He proclaimeth me: 'Thou [art] my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.' Psalms 89:27 I also first-born do appoint him, Highest of the kings of the earth. Psalms 89:28 To the age I keep for him My kindness, And My covenant [is] stedfast with him. Psalms 89:29 And I have set his seed for ever, And his throne as the days of the heavens. Psalms 89:30 If his sons forsake My law, And in My judgments do not walk; Psalms 89:31 If My statutes they pollute, And My commands do not keep, Psalms 89:32 I have looked after with a rod their transgression, And with strokes their iniquity, Psalms 89:33 And My kindness I break not from him, Nor do I deal falsely in My faithfulness. Psalms 89:34 I profane not My covenant, And that which is going forth from My lips I change not. Psalms 89:35 Once I have sworn by My holiness, I lie not to David, Psalms 89:36 His seed is to the age, And his throne [is] as the sun before Me, Psalms 89:37 As the moon it is establishedto the age, And the witness in the sky is stedfast. Selah.
The complaining of contrary events,
Psalms 89:38 And Thou, Thou hast cast off, and dost reject, Thou hast shown Thyself wroth With Thine anointed, Psalms 89:39 Hast rejected the covenant of Thy servant, Thou hast polluted to the earth his crown, Psalms 89:40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges, Thou hast made his fenced places a ruin. Psalms 89:41 Spoiled him have all passing by the way, He hath been a reproach to his neighbours, Psalms 89:42 Thou hast exalted the right hand of his adversaries, Thou hast caused all his enemies to rejoice. Psalms 89:43 AlsoThou turnest back the sharpness of his sword, And hast not established him in battle, Psalms 89:44 Hast caused [him] to cease from his brightness, And his throne to the earth hast cast down. Psalms 89:45 Thou hast shortened the days of his youth, Hast covered him over [with] shame. Selah.
he expostulateth, prayeth, and blesseth God.
Psalms 89:46 Till when, O Jehovah, art Thou hidden? For ever doth Thy fury burn as fire? Psalms 89:47 Remember, I pray Thee, what [is] life-time? Wherefore in vain hast Thou created All the sons of men? Psalms 89:48 Who [is] the man that liveth, and doth not see death? He delivereth his soul from the hand of Sheol. Selah. Psalms 89:49 Where [are] Thy former kindnesses, O Lord. Thou hast sworn to David in Thy faithfulness, Psalms 89:50 Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Thy servants, I have borne in my bosom all the strivings of the peoples, Psalms 89:51 Wherewith Thine enemies reproached, O Jehovah, Wherewith they have reproached The steps of Thine anointed. Psalms 89:52 Blessed [is] Jehovah to the age. Amen, and amen!