Psalms 89:20-37

Psalms 89:19-37-19-37 The Message (MSG)

A long time ago you spoke in a vision, you spoke to your faithful beloved: “I’ve crowned a hero, I chose the best I could find; I found David, my servant, poured holy oil on his head, And I’ll keep my hand steadily on him, yes, I’ll stick with him through thick and thin. No enemy will get the best of him, no scoundrel will do him in. I’ll weed out all who oppose him, I’ll clean out all who hate him. I’m with him for good and I’ll love him forever; I’ve set him on high—he’s riding high! I’ve put Ocean in his one hand, River in the other; he’ll call out, ‘Oh, my Father—my God, my Rock of Salvation!’ Yes, I’m setting him apart as the First of the royal line, High King over all of earth’s kings. I’ll preserve him eternally in my love, I’ll faithfully do all I so solemnly promised. I’ll guarantee his family tree and underwrite his rule. If his children refuse to do what I tell them, if they refuse to walk in the way I show them, If they spit on the directions I give them and tear up the rules I post for them— I’ll rub their faces in the dirt of their rebellion and make them face the music. But I’ll never throw them out, never abandon or disown them. Do you think I’d withdraw my holy promise? or take back words I’d already spoken? I’ve given my word, my whole and holy word; do you think I would lie to David? His family tree is here for good, his sovereignty as sure as the sun, Dependable as the phases of the moon, inescapable as weather.”

Psalms 89:20-37 Amplified Bible (AMP)

I have found David My servant; With My holy oil I have anointed him, With whom My hand shall be established and steadfast; My arm also shall strengthen him. The enemy will not outwit him, Nor will the wicked man afflict or humiliate him. I will crush his adversaries before him, And strike those who hate him. My faithfulness and My steadfast lovingkindness shall be with him, And in My name shall his horn be exalted [great power and prosperity shall be conferred upon him]. I will also set his hand on the [Mediterranean] sea, And his right hand on the rivers [the tributaries of the Euphrates]. He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.’ I will also make him My firstborn (preeminent), The highest of the kings of the earth. My lovingkindness I will keep for him forevermore, And My covenant will be confirmed to him. His descendants I will establish forever, And his throne [will endure] as the days of heaven. “If his children turn away from My law And do not walk in My ordinances, If they break My statutes And do not keep My commandments, Then I will punish their transgression with the rod [of discipline], And [correct] their wickedness with stripes. Nevertheless, I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, Nor allow My faithfulness to fail. My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips. Once [for all] I have sworn by My holiness, [My vow which cannot be violated]; I will not lie to David. His descendants shall endure forever And his throne [will continue] as the sun before Me. It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the heavens is ever faithful.” Selah.

Psalms 89:19-20-36-37 The Passion Translation (TPT)

You spoke to your prophets in visions, saying, “I have found a mighty hero for my people. I have chosen David as my loving servant and exalted him. I have anointed him as king with the oil of my holiness. I will be strength to him, and I will give him my grace to sustain him no matter what comes. None of his enemies will get the best of him, nor will the wicked one overpower him. For I will crush his every adversary and do away with all who hate him. Because I love him and treasure him, my faithfulness will always protect him. I will place my great favor upon him, and I will cause his power and fame to increase. I will set his hand over the sea and his right hand over the rivers. And he will come before me, saying, ‘You truly are my Father, my only God, and my strong deliverer!’ I am setting him apart, favoring him as my firstborn son. I will make him the most high king in all the earth! I will love him forever and always show him kindness. My covenant with him will never be broken. For I have decreed that he will always have an heir— a dynasty that will release the days of heaven on earth. But if his children turn from me and forsake my words, refusing to walk in my truth, renouncing and violating my laws, then I will surely punish them for their sins with my stern discipline until they regret it. But I will never, no never, lift my faithful love from off their lives. My kindness will prevail and I will never disown them. How could I revoke my covenant of love that I promised David? For I have given him my word, my holy, irrevocable word. How could I lie to my loving servant David? Sons of David will continue to reign on his throne, and their kingdom will endure as long as the sun is in the sky. This covenant will be an unbreakable promise that I have established for all time.” Pause in his presence

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