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A maskilb of Ethan the Ezrahite.
1 I will singe of the Lord’s great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness knownf
through all generations.
that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.g
I have sworn to David my servant,
5 The heavensi praise your wonders, Lord,
your faithfulness too, in the assemblyj of the holy ones.
Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings?k
he is more awesome than all who surround him.n
You, Lord, are mighty, and your faithfulness surrounds you.
when its waves mount up, you still them.q
10 You crushed Rahabr like one of the slain;
with your strong arm you scattereds your enemies.
you founded the world and all that is in it.v
your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.z
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne;a
love and faithfulness go before you.b
16 They rejoice in your namee all day long;
they celebrate your righteousness.
17 For you are their glory and strength,f
our kingi to the Holy One of Israel.
to your faithful people you said:
“I have bestowed strength on a warrior;
I have raised up a young man from among the people.
surely my arm will strengthen him.n
22 The enemy will not get the better of him;o
the wicked will not oppressp him.
23 I will crush his foes before himq
and strike down his adversaries.r
24 My faithful love will be with him,s
and through my name his hornf will be exalted.
his right hand over the rivers.t
26 He will call out to me, ‘You are my Father,u
27 And I will appoint him to be my firstborn,x
and my covenant with him will never fail.a
his throne as long as the heavens endure.b
and do not follow my statutes,
and fail to keep my commands,
their iniquity with flogging;c
33 but I will not take my love from him,d
nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.
or alter what my lips have uttered.e
and I will not lie to David—
and his throne endure before me like the sun;f
the faithful witness in the sky.”g
38 But you have rejected,h you have spurned,
you have been very angry with your anointed one.
and have defiled his crown in the dust.i
40 You have broken through all his wallsj
and reduced his strongholdsk to ruins.
41 All who pass by have plunderedl him;
he has become the scorn of his neighbors.m
you have made all his enemies rejoice.n
and have not supported him in battle.o
and cast his throne to the ground.
45 You have cut shortp the days of his youth;
you have covered him with a mantle of shame.q
How long will your wrath burn like fire?r
47 Remember how fleeting is my life.s
For what futility you have created all humanity!
or who can escape the power of the grave?t
which in your faithfulness you swore to David?
how I bear in my heart the taunts of all the nations,
with which they have mocked every step of your anointed one.v
Amen and Amen.w
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