A Maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.p
1 I will sing about the Lord’s faithful love forever;q
I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations
with my mouth.r
“Faithful love is built up forever;
you establish your faithfulness in the heavens.”s
“I have made a covenant with my chosen one;
I have sworn an oath to David my servant:
and build up your throne for all generations.’ ”t
5 Lord, the heavens praise your wondersu—
your faithfulness also—
in the assembly of the holy ones.v
who is strong like you, Lord?y
Your faithfulness surrounds you.
when its waves surge, you still them.z
10 You crushed Rahab like one who is slain;aa
you scattered your enemies with your powerful arm.ab
The world and everything in it—you founded them.ac
12 North and south—you created them.ad
Tabor and Hermon shout for joy at your name.ae
your hand is powerful;
your right hand is lifted high.af
of your throne;ag
faithful love and truth go before you.ah
15 Happy are the people who know the joyful shout;ai
Lord, they walk in the light from your face.aj
and they are exalted by your righteousness.ak
17 For you are their magnificent strength;al
by your favor our horn is exalted.a
18 Surely our shieldA belongs to the Lord,
our king to the Holy One of Israel.b
and said: “I have granted help to a warrior;
I have anointed him with my sacred oil.d
and my arm will strengthen him.e
22 The enemy will not oppressC him;
the wicked will not afflict him.f
and strike those who hate him.g
and through my name
his horn will be exalted.h
and his right hand to the rivers.i
26 He will call to me, ‘You are my Father,j
my God, the rock of my salvation.’k
greatest of the kings of the earth.l
and my covenant with him will endure.m
and do not live by my ordinances,o
and do not keep my commands,p
to account with the rod,
their iniquity with blows.q
my faithful love from him
or betray my faithfulness.r
or change what my lips have said.s
I have sworn an oath by my holiness;
I will not lie to David.t
his throne like the sun before me,u
a faithful witness in the sky.”v
you have become enraged with your anointed.w
you have reduced his fortified cities to ruins.y
41 All who pass by plunder him;z
he has become an object of ridicule
to his neighbors.aa
you have made all his enemies rejoice.ab
and have not let him stand in battle.ac
44 You have made his splendorF cease
and have overturned his throne.ad
you have covered him with shame.ae
Will your anger keep burning like fire?af
Have you created everyone for nothing?ag
Who can save himself from the power of Sheol?ah
that you swore to David in your faithfulness?ai
in my heart I carry abuse from all the peoples—
how they have ridiculed every step of your anointed.aj
Amen and amen.ak
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