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A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.
1 I will sing of your steadfast love, O Lord,a forever;
with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations.
your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
I have sworn to my servant David:
and build your throne for all generations.’ ” Selah
your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones.
Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord,
great and awesomeb above all that are around him?
who is as mighty as you, O Lord?
Your faithfulness surrounds you.
when its waves rise, you still them.
you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.
the world and all that is in it—you have founded them.
12 The north and the southc—you created them;
Tabor and Hermon joyously praise your name.
strong is your hand, high your right hand.
steadfast love and faithfulness go before you.
who walk, O Lord, in the light of your countenance;
and extold your righteousness.
by your favor our horn is exalted.
our king to the Holy One of Israel.
“I have set the crowne on one who is mighty,
I have exalted one chosen from the people.
with my holy oil I have anointed him;
my arm also shall strengthen him.
the wicked shall not humble him.
and strike down those who hate him.
and in my name his horn shall 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 with him will stand firm.
and his throne as long as the heavens endure.
and do not walk according to my ordinances,
and do not keep my commandments,
and their iniquity with scourges;
or be false to my faithfulness.
or alter the word that went forth from my lips.
I will not lie to David.
and his throne endure before me like the sun.
an enduring witness in the skies.” Selah
you are full of wrath against your anointed.
you have defiled his crown in the dust.
you have laid his strongholds in ruins.
he has become the scorn of his neighbors.
you have made all his enemies rejoice.
and you have not supported him in battle.
44 You have removed the scepter from his hand,f
and hurled his throne to the ground.
you have covered him with shame. Selah
How long will your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time is—g
for what vanity you have created all mortals!
Who can escape the power of Sheol? Selah
which by your faithfulness you swore to David?
how I bear in my bosom the insults of the peoples,h
with which they taunted the footsteps of your anointed.
Amen and Amen.
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