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With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.
bYour faithfulness You shall establish in the very heavens.”
3 “I chave made a covenant with My chosen,
I have dsworn to My servant David:
And build up your throne eto all generations.’ ”
5 And fthe heavens will praise Your wonders, O Lord;
Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the saints.
6 gFor who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord?
Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord?
7 hGod is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints,
And to be held in reverence by all those around Him.
Who is mighty like You, O Lord?
Your faithfulness also surrounds You.
9 iYou rule the raging of the sea;
When its waves rise, You still them.
You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
11 kThe heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The world and all its fullness, You have founded them.
Strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand.
Mercy and truth go before Your face.
15 Blessed are the people who know the njoyful sound!
They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance.
And in Your righteousness they are exalted.
And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
19 Then You spoke in a vision to Your 4holy one,
And said: “I have given help to one who is mighty;
I have exalted one pchosen from the people.
20 qI have found My servant David;
With My holy oil I have anointed him,
21 rWith whom My hand shall be established;
Also My arm shall strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not 5outwit him,
Nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
And plague those who hate him.
And in My name his horn shall be exalted.
25 Also I will sset his hand over the sea,
And his right hand over the rivers.
26 He shall cry to Me, ‘You are tmy Father,
My God, and uthe rock of my salvation.’
27 Also I will make him vMy firstborn,
wThe highest of the kings of the earth.
28 xMy mercy I will keep for him forever,
And My covenant shall stand firm with him.
And do not walk in My judgments,
31 If they 6break My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
And their iniquity with stripes.
Nor 8allow My faithfulness to fail.
Nor dalter the word that has gone out of My lips.
35 Once I have sworn eby My holiness;
I will not lie to David:
36 fHis seed shall endure forever,
And his throne gas the sun before Me;
Even like the faithful witness in the sky.”
You have been furious with Your 1anointed.
You have brought his 3strongholds to ruin.
41 All who pass by the way kplunder him;
He is a reproach to his neighbors.
You have made all his enemies rejoice.
And have not sustained him in the battle.
44 You have made his 4glory cease,
And cast his throne down to the ground.
You have covered him with shame.
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time lis;
For what mfutility have You created all the children of men?
Can he deliver his life from the power of 6the grave?
qHow I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
51 rWith which Your enemies have reproached, O Lord,
With which they have reproached the footsteps of Your 7anointed.
52 sBlessed be the Lord forevermore!
Amen and Amen.
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