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Perplexity about God’s Promises
A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. #1Kg 4:311Ch 2:6
1I will sing about the Lord’s faithful love forever; #Ps 101:1
I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generations
with my mouth. #Ps 92:2|NoBook| 119:90
2For I will declare,
“Faithful love is built up forever;
You establish Your faithfulness in the heavens.” #Ps 36:5
3The Lord said,
“I have made a covenant with My chosen one;
I have sworn an oath to David My servant:
4‘I will establish your offspring forever
and build up your throne for all generations.’ ” #2Sm 7:8-161Ch 17:7-14Jr 33:17-21Selah
5Lord, the heavens praise Your wonders #Ps 19:1|NoBook| 97:6
Your faithfulness also —
in the assembly of the holy ones. #Ps 149:1
6For who in the skies can compare with the Lord?
Who among the heavenly beings # Or the angels, or the sons of the mighty is like the Lord? #Ps 86:8|NoBook| 113:5
7God is greatly feared in the council of the holy ones,
more awe-inspiring than # Or ones, revered by all who surround Him. #Ps 89:5|NoBook| 96:4
8Lord God of Hosts,
who is strong like You, Lord? #Ex 15:112Sm 7:22
Your faithfulness surrounds You.
9You rule the raging sea;
when its waves surge, You still them. #Jb 38:11Ps 104:9Mt 8:23-27
10You crushed Rahab like one who is slain; #Is 30:751:9-10
You scattered Your enemies with Your powerful arm. #Ps 68:1|NoBook| 92:9
11The heavens are Yours; the earth also is Yours.
The world and everything in it — You founded them. #1Ch 29:11Ps 24:1
12North and south — You created them. #Jb 26:7
Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at Your name. #Ps 133:3Jr 46:18
13You have a mighty arm;
Your hand is powerful;
Your right hand is lifted high. #Ps 98:1|NoBook| 118:16
14Righteousness and justice are the foundation
of Your throne; #Ps 97:2
faithful love and truth go before You. #Ps 85:13
15Happy are the people who know the joyful shout; #Ps 98:6
Yahweh, they walk in the light of Your presence. #Ps 56:131Jn 1:7
16They rejoice in Your name all day long,
and they are exalted by Your righteousness. #Ps 20:5|NoBook| 105:3
17For You are their magnificent strength; #Ps 28:8
by Your favor our horn is exalted. #Ps 148:14
18Surely our shield # = the king belongs to the Lord,
our king to the Holy One of Israel. #Ps 84:9
19You once spoke in a vision to Your loyal ones
and said: “I have granted help to a warrior;
I have exalted one chosen # Or exalted a young man from the people. #2Sm 17:101Kg 11:34Ps 78:70
20I have found David My servant;
I have anointed him with My sacred oil. #1Sm 16:13Ps 47:9Ac 13:22
21My hand will always be with him,
and My arm will strengthen him. #Ps 18:35|NoBook| 80:17
22The enemy will not afflict # Or not exact tribute from him;
no wicked man will oppress him. #2Sm 7:10
23I will crush his foes before him
and strike those who hate him. #2Sm 7:9Ps 2:9
24My faithfulness and love will be with him,
and through My name
his horn will be exalted. #Ps 21:7|NoBook| 132:17
25I will extend his power to the sea
and his right hand to the rivers. #Ps 72:8
26He will call to Me, ‘You are my Father, #2Sm 7:141Ch 22:10
my God, the rock of my salvation.’ #2Sm 22:47Ps 18:2
27I will also make him My firstborn,
greatest of the kings of the earth. #Ex 4:22Jr 31:9Col 1:15
28I will always preserve My faithful love for him,
and My covenant with him will endure. #2Ch 13:5Ps 105:8
29I will establish his line forever,
his throne as long as heaven lasts. # Lit as days of heaven #Is 9:7Jr 33:17
30If his sons forsake My instruction
and do not live by My ordinances, #2Sm 7:141Kg 2:4
31if they dishonor My statutes
and do not keep My commands, #1Sm 12:15
32then I will call their rebellion
to account with the rod,
their sin with blows. #Jb 9:34
33But I will not withdraw
My faithful love from him
or betray My faithfulness. #2Sm 7:15
34I will not violate My covenant
or change what My lips have said. #Lv 26:44Jdg 2:1
35Once and for all
I have sworn an oath by My holiness;
I will not lie to David. #Am 4:2
36His offspring will continue forever,
his throne like the sun before Me, #Ps 72:5
37like the moon, established forever,
a faithful witness in the sky.” #Jb 16:19Lk 1:33Selah
38But You have spurned and rejected him;
You have become enraged with Your anointed. #1Ch 28:9Ps 44:9
39You have repudiated the covenant with Your servant;
You have completely dishonored his crown. # Lit have dishonored his crown to the ground #Ps 74:7Lm 2:7|NoBook| 5:16
40You have broken down all his walls;
You have reduced his fortified cities to ruins. #Ps 80:12Lm 2:2
41All who pass by plunder him; #Jr 30:16
he has become an object of ridicule
to his neighbors. #Ps 44:13|NoBook| 79:4
42You have lifted high the right hand of his foes;
You have made all his enemies rejoice. #Ps 13:4|NoBook| 80:6
43You have also turned back his sharp sword
and have not let him stand in battle. #Ps 44:10
44You have made his splendor # Hb obscure cease
and have overturned his throne. #Ezk 28:7
45You have shortened the days of his youth;
You have covered him with shame. #Is 54:4Ezk 7:18Ob 10Selah
46How long, Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your anger keep burning like fire? #Ps 6:3|NoBook| 13:1|NoBook| 35:17|NoBook| 79:5
47Remember how short my life is.
Have You created everyone for nothing? #Ps 39:6-790:5-6
48What man can live and never see death?
Who can save himself from the power of Sheol? #Ps 16:10|NoBook| 22:29Selah
49Lord, where are the former acts of Your faithful love
that You swore to David in Your faithfulness? #2Sm 7:15Jr 30:9Ezk 34:23
50Remember, Lord, the ridicule against Your servants —
in my heart I carry abuse from all the peoples —
51how Your enemies have ridiculed, Lord,
how they have ridiculed every step of Your anointed. #Ps 69:9|NoBook| 74:10
52May the Lord be praised forever.
Amen and amen. #Ps 41:1372:19-20|NoBook| 106:48
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