1I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever; with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.2For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever in the heavens; in them thou shalt establish thy truth.3I have made a covenant with my chosen; I have sworn unto David my slave, saying,4Thy seed will I establish for ever and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
5And the heavens shall praise thy wonder, O Lord, thy truth also in the congregation of the saints.6For who in the heavens can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?7God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints and to be had in reverence of all those that are about him.8O Lord God of the hosts, who is like unto thee? Strong JAH, compassed about with thy truth.9Thou dost rule the raging of the sea: when its waves arise, thou dost still them.10Thou hast broken Egypt in pieces as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.11The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: the world and its fullness, thou didst found.12Thou hast created the north and the south; Tabor and Hermon shall sing in thy name.13The mighty arm is thine; strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.14Thy throne is composed of righteousness and judgment; mercy and truth go before thy face.
15Happy are the people that know how to enter into joy; they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.16In thy name shall they rejoice each day; and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.17For thou art the glory of their strength, and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.18For the Lord is our shield, and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
19Then thou didst speak in vision to thy holy one and didst say, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of my people.20I have found David my slave; I anointed him with the oil of my holiness,21with whom my hand shall be established; mine arm also shall strengthen him.22The enemy shall not overcome him, nor the son of iniquity break him down.23But I will break down his foes before his face and smite those that hate him.24But my truth and my mercy shall be with him, and in my name shall his horn be exalted.25In the same manner I will set his hand also in the sea and his right hand in the rivers.26He shall call me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my saving health.27Also I will make him my firstborn, high above the kings of the earth.28I will keep my mercy for him for ever, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.29I will also make his seed to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of the heavens.30If his sons forsake my law and do not walk in my judgments,31if they profane my statutes and do not keep my commandments,32then I will visit their rebellion with the rod and their iniquity with stripes.33Nevertheless I will not take my mercy from him, neither will I falsify my truth.34I will not profane my covenant, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.35Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.36His seed shall endure for ever and his throne as the sun before me.37It shall be established for ever as the moon and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
38But thou hast cast off and abhorred thine anointed; thou hast been wroth with him.39Thou hast made void the covenant of thy slave; thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.40Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.41All that pass by the way spoil him; he is a reproach to his neighbours.42Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.43Thou hast also blunted the edge of his sword and hast not made him to stand in the battle.44Thou hast made his clarity to cease and cast his throne down to the ground.45The days of his youth hast thou shortened; thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.46How long, O Lord? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?47Remember how short my time is; why hast thou made all men subject to vanity?48What man is he that lives and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of Sheol? Selah.49Lord, where are thy former mercies, which thou didst sware unto David in thy truth?50Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy slaves; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of many peoples,51because thine enemies have dishonoured, O Lord; they have dishonoured the footsteps of thine anointed.52Blessed be the Lord for ever. Amen and Amen.