A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
I will tell of his loyalty from now on.
your loyalty goes on and on like the sky.”
I made a promise to my servant David.
Your kingdom will go on and on.’ ”
and for your loyalty in the meeting of your holy ones.
None of the angels is like the Lord.
He is more frightening than all who surround him.
Lord, you are powerful and completely trustworthy.
and calm the stormy waves.
by your power you scattered your enemies.
You made the world and everything in it.
Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon sing for joy at your name.
Your hand is strong; your right hand is lifted up.
Love and truth are in all you do.
Lord, let them live in the light of your presence.
and continually praise your goodness.
and in your kindness you honor our king.
to the Holy One of Israel.
to those who worship you.
You said, “I have given strength to a warrior;
I have raised up a young man from my people.
I appointed him by pouring holy oil on him.
and strengthen him with my arm.
and wicked people will not defeat him.
I will defeat those who hate him.
Through me he will be strong.
and control over the rivers.
my God, the Rock, my Savior.’
the greatest king on earth.
and my agreement with him will never end.
and his kingdom will last as long as the skies.
and do not follow my laws,
and disobey my commands,
and their wrongs with a whip.
nor will I stop being loyal.
nor change what I have said.
I will not lie to David.
His kingdom will last before me like the sun.
like a dependable witness in the sky.”
You have been angry with him.
and thrown his crown to the ground.
you have turned his strong cities into ruins.
His neighbors insult him.
and have made them all happy.
you did not help him stand in battle.
and have thrown his throne to the ground.
and covered him with shame. Selah
Will you ignore us forever?
How long will your anger burn like a fire?
Why did you create us? For nothing?
Who can escape the grave?
which in your loyalty you promised to David?
remember how I have suffered the insults of the nations.
and how they insulted your appointed king wherever he went.
Amen and amen.
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