For all time to come, I will tell how faithful you are.
I will tell them that you are always faithful, even in heaven itself.
Here is the promise I have made to my servant David.
I will make your kingdom secure for all time to come.’ ” Selah
When your holy angels gather together,
they praise you for how faithful you are.
Who among the angels is like the Lord?
He’s more wonderful than all those who are around him.
Lord, you are mighty. You are faithful in everything you do.
When its waves rise up, you calm them down.
With your powerful arm you scattered your enemies.
You made the world and everything that is in it.
Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon sing to you with joy.
Your hand is strong.
Your right hand is mighty.
Your truth and faithful love lead the way in front of you.
Lord, they live in the light of your favor.
They praise you because you do what is right.
You favor them by honoring our king.
He belongs to the Lord.
He belongs to the Holy One of Israel.
You said, “I have given strength to a soldier.
I have raised up a young man from among the people.
I have poured my sacred oil on his head.
My mighty arm will give him strength.
No evil person will beat him down.
I will completely destroy them.
Because of me his power will increase.
It will reach from the Mediterranean Sea to the Euphrates River.
You are my God. You are my Rock and Savior.’
Among all the kings of the earth, he will be the most important one.
I will never break my covenant with him.
His kingdom will last as long as the heavens.
and do not follow them?
and fail to keep my commands?
I will strike them with the rod.
I will whip them for their evil acts.
I will always be faithful to him.
I will not go back on my word.
It is based on my holiness.
And I will not lie to David.
His kingdom will last as long as the sun.
that faithful witness in the sky.” Selah
You have been very angry with him.
You have thrown your servant’s crown into the dirt.
You have completely destroyed his secure places.
His neighbors make fun of him.
You have made all of them happy.
You have not helped him in battle.
You have knocked his throne to the ground.
You have covered him with shame. Selah
How long will your anger burn like fire?
You have created all people for such a useless purpose!
Who can escape the power of the grave? Selah
You faithfully promised it to David.
I’ve had to put up with mean words from all of the nations.
They have laughed at everything your anointed king has done.
Amen and Amen.
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