2 For I have said, Mercy shall be ibuilt up for ever:
3 I have made a covenant with fmy chosen,
I have gsworn unto David my servant,
4 hThy seed will I establish for ever,
6 For who in the heaven pcan be compared unto the Lord?
Who among qthe sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?
And rto be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
Or to dthy faithfulness round about thee?
When the waves thereof arise, thou ustillest them.
11 zThe heavens are thine, the earth also is thine:
12 cThe north and the south thou hast created them:
13 Thou hast †a mighty arm:
Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
15 Blessed is the people that know the kjoyful sound:
They shall walk, O Lord, in the llight of thy countenance.
And in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
17 For thou art the glory mof their strength:
And in thy favour nour horn shall be exalted.
18 For ||the Lord is our defence;
I have exalted one uchosen out of the people.
20 xI have found David my servant;
yWith my holy oil have I anointed him:
21 zWith whom my hand shall be established:
Mine arm also shall zstrengthen him.
Nor athe son of wickedness afflict him.
23 And I will bbeat down his foes before his face,
And plague them that hate him.
And in my name dshall his horn be exalted.
25 I will set his hand also in ethe sea,
And his right hand in ethe rivers.
26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art fmy father,
My God, and gthe rock of my salvation.
27 Also I will make him hmy firstborn,
iHigher than the kings of the earth.
28 kMy mercy will I keep for him for evermore,
And lmy covenant shall stand fast with him.
29 mHis seed also will I make to endure for ever,
And walk not in my judgments;
31 If they †break my statutes,
And keep not my commandments;
And their iniquity with sstripes.
Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
†That I will not lie unto David.
36 mHis seed shall endure for ever,
37 It shall be established for ever as xthe moon,
And as a faithful ywitness in heaven. Selah.
39 Thou hast emade void the covenant of thy servant:
40 iThou hast broken down all his hedges;
Thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
41 iAll that pass by the way spoil him:
He is ja reproach to his neighbours.
Thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
And hast not made him to stand in the battle.
44 Thou hast made his †glory to cease,
And cast his throne down hto the ground.
45 kThe days of his youth hast thou shortened:
Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
Shall thy wrath nburn like fire?
Wherefore hast thou made all qmen in vain?
Shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
49 Lord, where are thy former tlovingkindnesses,
50 wRemember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants;
How I do bear xin my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
51 Wherewith wthine enemies have reproached, O Lord;
52 zBlessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
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