With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
Thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.
I have sworn unto David my servant:
And build up thy throne to all generations. Selah
Thy faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
Who among the sons of the mighty is like unto Jehovah,
And to be feared above all them that are round about him?
Who is a mighty one, like unto thee, O Jehovah?
And thy faithfulness is round about thee.
When the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
Thou hast scattered thine enemies with the arm of thy strength.
The world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
Tabor and Hermon rejoice in thy name.
Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
Lovingkindness and truth go before thy face.
They walk, O Jehovah, in the light of thy countenance.
And in thy righteousness are they exalted.
And in thy favor our horn shall be exalted.
And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
And saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty;
I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
With my holy oil have I anointed him:
Mine arm also shall strengthen him.
Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
And smite them that hate him.
And in my name shall his horn be exalted.
And his right hand on the rivers.
My God, and the rock of my salvation.
The highest of the kings of the earth.
And my covenant shall stand fast with him.
And his throne as the days of heaven.
And walk not in mine ordinances;
And keep not my commandments;
And their iniquity with stripes.
Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
I will not lie unto David:
And his throne as the sun before me.
And as the faithful witness in the sky. Selah
Thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
Thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
Thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.
He is become a reproach to his neighbors.
Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
And hast not made him to stand in the battle.
And cast his throne down to the ground.
Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah
How long shall thy wrath burn like fire?
For what vanity hast thou created all the children of men!
That shall deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah
Which thou swarest unto David in thy faithfulness?
How I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty peoples,
Wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
Amen, and Amen.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.