I Will Sing of the Steadfast Love of the Lord
A Maskil#89:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term of #1 Kgs. 4:31; 1 Chr. 2:6Ethan the Ezrahite.
Ps. 101:1 I will sing of #ver. 14, 24, 28, 33, 49; [Isa. 55:3] the steadfast love of the Lord, forever;
with my mouth I will make known your #ver. 5, 8, 24, 33, 49; Ps. 88:11; 119:90faithfulness to all generations.
2For I said, #[See ver. 1 above] “Steadfast love will be built up forever;
in the heavens #See Ps. 36:5 you will establish your #[See ver. 1 above]faithfulness.”
3You have said, “I have made #ver. 28, 34, 39 a covenant with my #ver. 19; 1 Kgs. 8:16; Isa. 42:1 chosen one;
I have #ver. 35, 49; Ps. 132:11; See 2 Sam. 7:8-16; 1 Chr. 17:7-14; Jer. 33:17-21sworn to David my servant:
4‘I will establish your #ver. 29, 36; John 12:34 offspring forever,
and build your #ver. 29, 36; [Isa. 9:7; Luke 1:32, 33]throne for all generations.’” Selah
5Let #Ps. 19:1; 50:6; 97:6; See Rev. 7:10-12 the heavens praise your #Ps. 88:12 wonders, O Lord,
your faithfulness in the assembly of #ver. 7; Job 5:1; 15:15; [Job 1:6]the holy ones!
6For #ver. 8; [Ps. 86:8]who in the skies can be compared to the Lord?
# ver. 8; [Ps. 86:8] Who among the heavenly beings#89:6 Hebrew the sons of God, or the sons of might is like the Lord,
7a God greatly #See Ps. 47:2 to be feared in the council of #[See ver. 5 above] the holy ones,
and awesome above all #[Ps. 103:20, 21]who are around him?
8O Lord God of hosts,
# [1 Sam. 2:2]; See Ps. 35:10 who is mighty as you are, O #See Ps. 68:4Lord,
with your faithfulness all around you?
9You rule the raging of the sea;
when its waves rise, you #Ps. 65:7; Job 38:11still them.
10You #[Ex. 14:30] crushed #See Job 9:13 Rahab like a carcass;
you #See Ps. 53:5scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
Gen. 1:1; 1 Chr. 29:11 The heavens are yours; the earth also is yours;
# See Ps. 24:1 the world and all that is in it, you have #See Ps. 104:5founded them.
Job 26:7 The north and the south, you have created them;
Jer. 46:18 Tabor and #Deut. 3:9 Hermon #Ps. 98:8joyously praise your name.
13You have a mighty arm;
strong is your hand, high your right hand.
Ps. 97:2 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;
# ver. 2; [Ps. 85:13] steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
15Blessed are the people who know #See Ps. 66:1 the festal shout,
who walk, O Lord, in #See Ps. 4:6the light of your face,
16who exult in your #[Ps. 20:5, 7] name all the day
and in your righteousness are #[Job 36:7]exalted.
17For you are #[Ps. 78:61] the glory of their strength;
by your favor our #ver. 24; See Ps. 75:10horn is exalted.
18For our #Ps. 47:9 shield belongs to the Lord,
our king to #See Ps. 71:22the Holy One of Israel.
19 # [ver. 3, 4] Of old you spoke in a vision to your godly one,#89:19 Some Hebrew manuscripts godly ones and said:
“I have #[Ps. 21:5] granted help to one who is #2 Sam. 17:10 mighty;
I have exalted one #See ver. 3chosen from the people.
20 # Cited Acts 13:22 I have found David, my servant;
with my holy oil I have #1 Sam. 16:13anointed him,
21so that my #Ps. 80:17hand shall be established with him;
my arm also shall strengthen him.
22The enemy shall not outwit him;
# [2 Sam. 7:10] the wicked shall not humble him.
23I will #[2 Sam. 7:9]; See Ps. 2:9crush his foes before him
and strike down those who hate him.
24My #ver. 1 faithfulness and my #ver. 1 steadfast love shall be with him,
and in my name shall his #ver. 17horn be exalted.
25I will set his hand on #See Ps. 72:8the sea
and his right hand on #See Ps. 72:8the rivers.
26He shall cry to me, ‘You are my #[2 Sam. 7:14] Father,
my God, and #[Ps. 18:2]the Rock of my salvation.’
27And I will make him the #Ex. 4:22; [Rom. 8:29; Col. 1:15, 18; Heb. 1:5] firstborn,
Num. 24:7; [Rev. 19:16] the highest of the kings of the earth.
28My steadfast love I will keep for him forever,
and my #See ver. 3covenant will stand firm#89:28 Or will remain faithful for him.
29I will establish his #See ver. 4 offspring forever
and his #See ver. 4 throne as #See Job 14:12the days of the heavens.
2 Sam. 7:14; 1 Kgs. 2:4 If his children forsake my law
and do not walk according to my rules,#89:30 Or my just decrees
31if they violate my statutes
and do not keep my commandments,
32then I will punish their transgression with #See Job 9:34the rod
and their iniquity with stripes,
33but I will not remove from him my steadfast love
or be false to my faithfulness.
34I will not violate my #[See ver. 28 above]covenant
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
35Once for all I have sworn #See Ps. 60:6 by my holiness;
I will not #[Heb. 6:18]lie to David.
36His #[See ver. 29 above] offspring shall endure forever,
# See ver. 4 his #[See ver. 29 above] throne as long as #See Ps. 72:5the sun before me.
37Like #[See ver. 36 above] the moon it shall be established forever,
# See Job 16:19 a faithful witness in the skies.” Selah
38But now you have #See Ps. 44:9 cast off and rejected;
you are full of wrath against your #ver. 20, 51anointed.
39You have #Lam. 2:7 renounced #See ver. 3 the covenant with your servant;
you have #See Ps. 74:7 defiled his #Job 19:9crown in the dust.
40You have #See Ps. 80:12breached all his walls;
you have laid his strongholds in ruins.
41 # [See ver. 40 above] All who pass by plunder him;
he has become #[ver. 50]; See Ps. 44:13; 69:9, 19the scorn of his neighbors.
42You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
you have made all his enemies rejoice.
43You have also turned back the edge of his sword,
and you have not made him stand in battle.
44You have made his splendor to cease
and cast his throne to the ground.
45You have cut short #Ps. 102:23 the days of his youth;
you have #Ps. 71:13; 109:29covered him with shame. Selah
46 # See Ps. 13:1 How long, O Lord? Will you hide yourself forever?
How long will your wrath #Ps. 78:63; 79:5burn like fire?
Job 7:7; 10:9 Remember #[Job 14:1] how short my #Ps. 39:5time is!
For what vanity you have created all the children of man!
48 # [Ps. 49:9] What man can live and never #[Luke 2:26; Heb. 11:5] see death?
Who can deliver his soul from the power of #See Ps. 16:10Sheol? Selah
49Lord, where is your #[ver. 1, 2]steadfast love of old,
which by your #[ver. 1, 2]faithfulness you swore to David?
50 # [ver. 41]; See Ps. 74:18, 22 Remember, O Lord, how your servants are mocked,
and how I bear in my #Ps. 79:12heart the insults#89:50 Hebrew lacks the insults of all the many nations,
51with which your enemies mock, O Lord,
with which they mock #[Ps. 17:11; 56:6] the footsteps of your #ver. 20, 38anointed.
52 # See Ps. 41:13 Blessed be the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.