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1 I will asing of the lovingkindness of the Lord forever;
2 For I have said, “aLovingkindness will be built up forever;
In the heavens You will establish Your bfaithfulness.”
3 “I have made a covenant with aMy chosen;
I have bsworn to David My servant,
4 I will establish your aseed forever
And build up your bthrone to all generations.”
5 The aheavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord;
6 For awho in the skies is comparable to the Lord?
And cawesome above all those who are around Him?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
When its waves rise, You astill them.
11 The aheavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
12 The anorth and the south, You have created them;
13 You have 1a strong arm;
Your hand is mighty, Your aright hand is exalted.
14 aRighteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
O Lord, they walk in the blight of Your countenance.
16 In aYour name they rejoice all the day,
And by Your righteousness they are exalted.
17 For You are the glory of atheir strength,
18 For our ashield belongs to the Lord,
I have exalted one bchosen from the people.
20 “I have afound David My servant;
With My holy boil I have anointed him,
21 With whom aMy hand will be established;
My arm also will bstrengthen him.
22 “The enemy will not 1deceive him,
23 “But I shall acrush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
24 “My afaithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with him,
And in My name his bhorn will be exalted.
25 “I shall also set his hand aon the sea
And his right hand on the rivers.
26 “He will cry to Me, ‘You are amy Father,
My God, and the brock of my salvation.’
27 “I also shall make him My afirstborn,
The bhighest of the kings of the earth.
28 “My alovingkindness I will keep for him forever,
And My bcovenant shall be confirmed to him.
30 “If his sons aforsake My law
And do not walk in My judgments,
31 If they 1violate My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
32 Then I will punish their transgression with the arod
And their iniquity with stripes.
33 “But I will not break off aMy lovingkindness from him,
Nor deal falsely in My faithfulness.
I will not lie to David.
37 “It shall be established forever alike the moon,
And the bwitness in the sky is faithful.”
39 You have aspurned the covenant of Your servant;
40 You have abroken down all his walls;
You have bbrought his strongholds to ruin.
41 aAll who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a breproach to his neighbors.
42 You have aexalted the right hand of his adversaries;
You have bmade all his enemies rejoice.
And have anot made him stand in battle.
And cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have ashortened the days of his youth;
You have bcovered him with shame.
46 aHow long, O Lord?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your bwrath burn like fire?
48 What man can live and not asee death?
Which You aswore to David in Your faithfulness?
50 Remember, O Lord, the areproach of Your servants;
1How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
51 With which aYour enemies have reproached, O Lord,
With which they have reproached the footsteps of bYour anointed.
52 aBlessed be the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.
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