Psalm 89
Douay-Rheims Bible

I Will Sing of His Love Forever

1{88:1}Of understanding, for Ethan the Ezrahite. [2] The mercies of the Lord I will sing for ever. I will shew forth thy truth with my mouth to generation and generation.

2{88:3}For thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever in the heavens: thy truth shall be prepared in them.

3{88:4}I have made a covenant with my elect: I have sworn to David my servant:

4{88:5}Thy seed will I settle for ever. And I will build up thy throne unto generation and generation.

5{88:6}The heavens shall confess thy wonders, O Lord: and thy truth in the church of the saints.

6{88:7}For who in the clouds can be compared to the Lord: or who among the sons of God shall be like to God?

7{88:8}God, who is glorified in the assembly of the saints: great and terrible above all them that are about him.

8{88:9}O Lord God of hosts, who is like to thee? thou art mighty, O Lord, and thy truth is round about thee.

9{88:10}Thou rulest the power of the sea: and appeasest the motion of the waves thereof.

10{88:11}Thou hast humbled the proud one, as one that is slain: with the arm of thy strength thou hast scattered thy enemies.

11{88:12}Thine are the heavens, and thine is the earth: the world and the fulness thereof thou hast founded:

12{88:13}The north and the sea thou hast created. Thabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name:

13{88:14}Thy arm is with might. Let thy hand be strengthened, and thy right hand exalted:

14{88:15}Justice and judgment are the preparation of thy throne. Mercy and truth shall go before thy face:

15{88:16}Blessed is the people that knoweth jubilation. They shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance:

16{88:17}And in thy name they shall rejoice all the day, and in thy justice they shall be exalted.

17{88:18}For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy good pleasure shall our horn be exalted.

18{88:19}For our protection is of the Lord, and of our king the holy one of Israel.

19{88:20}Then thou spokest in a vision to thy saints, and saidst: I have laid help upon one that is mighty, and have exalted one chosen out of my people.

20{88:21}I have found David my servant: with my holy oil I have anointed him.

21{88:22}For my hand shall help him: and my arm shall strengthen him.

22{88:23}The enemy shall have no advantage over him: nor the son of iniquity have power to hurt him.

23{88:24}And I will cut down his enemies before his face; and them that hate him I will put to flight.

24{88:25}And my truth and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.

25{88:26}And I will set his hand in the sea; and his right hand in the rivers.

26{88:27}He shall cry out to me: Thou art my father: my God, and the support of my salvation.

27{88:28}And I will make him my firstborn, high above the kings of the earth.

28{88:29}I will keep my mercy for him for ever: and my covenant faithful to him.

29{88:30}And I will make his seed to endure for evermore: and his throne as the days of heaven.

30{88:31}And if his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments:

31{88:32}If they profane my justices: and keep not my commandments:

32{88:33}I will visit their iniquities with a rod and their sins with stripes.

33{88:34}But my mercy I will not take away from him: nor will I suffer my truth to fail.

34{88:35}Neither will I profane my covenant: and the words that proceed from my mouth I will not make void.

35{88:36}Once have I sworn by my holiness: I will not lie unto David:

36{88:37}His seed shall endure for ever.

37{88:38}And his throne as the sun before me: and as the moon perfect for ever, and a faithful witness in heaven.

38{88:39}But thou hast rejected and despised: thou hast been angry with my anointed.

39{88:40}Thou hast overthrown the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his sanctuary on the earth.

40{88:41}Thou hast broken down all his hedges: thou hast made his strength fear.

41{88:42}All that pass by the way have robbed him: he is become a reproach to his neighbours.

42{88:43}Thou hast set up the right hand of them that oppress him: thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.

43{88:44}Thou hast turned away the help of his sword; and hast not assisted him in battle.

44{88:45}Thou hast made his purification to cease: and thou hast cast his throne down to the ground.

45{88:46}Thou hast shortened the days of his time: thou hast covered him with confusion.

46{88:47}How long, O Lord, turnest thou away unto the end? shall thy anger burn like fire?

47{88:48}Remember what my substance is: for hast thou made all the children of men in vain?

48{88:49}Who is the man that shall live, and not see death: that shall deliver his soul from the hand of hell?

49{88:50}Lord, where are thy ancient mercies, according to what thou didst swear to David in thy truth?

50{88:51}Be mindful, O Lord, of the reproach of thy servants (which I have held in my bosom) of many nations:

51{88:52}Wherewith thy enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they have reproached the change of thy anointed.

52{88:53}Blessed be the Lord for evermore. So be it. So be it.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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