Masʹkil.* Of Eʹthan+ the Ezʹra·hite.
89 I will sing about Jehovah’s expressions of loyal love forever.
With my mouth I will make known your faithfulness to all generations.
2 For I have said: “Loyal love will be built up* forever,+
And you have firmly established your faithfulness in the heavens.”
4 ‘I will firmly establish your offspring*+ forever,
And I will build up your throne for all generations.’”+ (Selah)
5 The heavens praise your marvels, O Jehovah,
Yes, your faithfulness in the congregation of the holy ones.
6 For who in the skies can compare to Jehovah?+
Who among the sons of God+ is like Jehovah?
7 God is held in awe in the council* of holy ones;+
He is grand and awe-inspiring to all who are around him.+
Your faithfulness surrounds you.+
10 You have crushed Raʹhab+ like one who is slain.+
With your strong arm you have scattered your enemies.+
11 The heavens are yours, and the earth is yours;+
The productive land and what fills it+—you have founded them.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;+
Loyal love and faithfulness stand before you.+
15 Happy are the people who know the joyful shouting.+
O Jehovah, they walk in the light of your face.
16 They rejoice in your name all day long,
And in your righteousness they are exalted.
19 At that time you spoke in a vision to your loyal ones and said:
30 If his sons leave my law
And do not walk according to my decrees,*
31 If they violate my statutes
And do not keep my commandments,
32 Then I will punish their disobedience* with a rod+
And their error with flogging.
37 Like the moon, it will be firmly established forever
As a faithful witness in the skies.” (Selah)
39 You have spurned the covenant with your servant;
You have profaned his crown* by throwing it to the ground.
43 You have also driven back his sword,
And you have made him lose ground in the battle.
44 You have brought an end to his splendor
And hurled his throne to the ground.
45 You have cut short the days of his youth;
You have clothed him with shame. (Selah)
46 How long, O Jehovah, will you hide yourself? Will it be forever?+
Will your rage continue to burn like a fire?
47 Remember how short my life is!+
Was it to no purpose that you created all humans?
48 What man can live and never see death?+
Can he save himself* from the power of the Grave?* (Selah)
49 Where are your former acts of loyal love, O Jehovah,
That you swore about to David in your faithfulness?+
50 Remember, O Jehovah, the taunts hurled at your servants;
How I have to bear* the taunts of all the peoples;
51 How your enemies have hurled insults, O Jehovah;
How they have insulted every footstep of your anointed one.