Psalms 89:38-52

Psalms 89:38-52 Amplified Bible (AMP)

But [in apparent contradiction of all this] You [the faithful LORD] have cast off and rejected; You have been full of wrath against Your anointed. You have spurned and repudiated the covenant with Your servant; You have profaned his crown [by casting it] in the dust. You have broken down all his [city] walls; You have brought his strongholds to ruin. All who pass along the road rob him; He has become the scorn of his neighbors. You have exalted the right hand of his foes; You have made all his enemies rejoice. Also, You have turned back the edge of his sword And have not made him [strong enough] to stand in battle. You have put an end to his splendor And have hurled his throne to the ground. You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah. How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire? Remember how fleeting my lifetime is; For what vanity, [for what emptiness, for what futility, for what wisp of smoke] You have created all the sons of men! What man can live and not see death? Can he rescue his soul from the [powerful] hand of Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead)? Selah. O Lord, where are Your former lovingkindnesses [so abundant in the days of David and Solomon], Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness? Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants [scorned, insulted, and disgraced]; How I bear in my heart the reproach of all the many peoples, With which Your enemies have taunted, O LORD, With which they have mocked the footsteps of Your anointed. Blessed be the LORD forevermore! Amen and Amen.

Psalms 89:38-52 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Why have you rejected me, the one you anointed? Why would you cast me away? Why would you lose your temper with me? You have torn up the contract you made with me, your servant. You have stripped away my crown and thrown it to the ground. You have torn down all my walls of defense and have made my every hiding place into ruins. All the passersby attack and rob me while my neighbors mock! Instead of fighting for me, you take the side of my enemies, even giving them strength to subdue me, and then watched them celebrate their victory! You are no longer helping me in battle. You’ve forsaken me to the swords of those who would strike me down. You’ve made my regal splendor to decrease and allowed my rule to be overthrown. Because of you, I’ve become old before my time, and I’m publicly disgraced! Pause in his presence How long will you hide your love from me? Have you left me for good? How long will your anger continue to burn against me? Remember, Lord, I am nothing but dust, here today and so soon blown away. Is this all you’ve created us for? For nothing but this? Which one of us will live forever? We are all mortal, terminal, for we will all one day die. Which one of us would ever escape our appointment with death and dodge our own funeral? Pause in his presence So God, where is all this love and kindness you promised us? What happened to your covenant with David? Have you forgotten how your own servants are being slandered? Lord God, it seems like I’m carrying in my heart all the pain and abuse of many people. They have relentlessly insulted and persecuted us, your anointed ones. Nevertheless, blessed be our God forever and ever. Amen! Faithful is our King!