1: Maschil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. 2: For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens. 3: I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to David my servant, 4: Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. 5: And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD; thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. 6: For who in the heaven can be compared to the LORD? [who] among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD? 7: God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence by all [them that are] about him. 8: O LORD God of hosts, who [is] a strong LORD like to thee? or to thy faithfulness around thee? 9: Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when its waves arise, thou stillest them. 10: Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thy enemies with thy strong arm. 11: The heavens [are] thine, the earth also [is] thine: [as for] the world, and the fullness of it, thou hast founded them. 12: The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. 13: Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, [and] high is thy right hand. 14: Justice and judgment [are] the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 15: Blessed [are] the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. 16: In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. 17: For thou [art] the glory of their strength: and in thy favor our horn shall be exalted. 18: For the LORD [is] our defense; and the Holy One of Israel [is] our king. 19: Then thou didst speak in vision to thy holy one, and say, I have laid help upon [one that is] mighty; I have exalted [one] chosen out of the people. 20: I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: 21: With whom my hand shall be established: my arm also shall strengthen him. 22: The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. 23: And I will beat down his foes before his face, and afflict them that hate him. 24: But my faithfulness and my mercy [shall be] with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted. 25: I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers. 26: He shall cry to me, Thou [art] my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation. 27: Also I will make him [my] first-born, higher than the kings of the earth. 28: My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him. 29: His seed also will I make [to endure] for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven. 30: If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; 31: If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; 32: Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. 33: Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. 34: My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that hath gone out of my lips. 35: Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie to David. 36: His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. 37: It shall be established for ever as the moon, and [as] a faithful witness in heaven. Selah. 38: But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thy anointed. 39: Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown [by casting it] to the ground. 40: Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin. 41: All that pass by the way plunder him: he is a reproach to his neighbors. 42: Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice. 43: Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle. 44: Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground. 45: The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah. 46: How long, LORD, wilt thou hide thyself? for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire? 47: Remember how short my time is: why hast thou made all men in vain? 48: What man [is he that] liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah. 49: Lord, where [are] thy former loving-kindnesses, [which] thou didst swear to David in thy truth? 50: Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; [how] I do bear in my bosom [the reproach of] all the mighty people; 51: With which thy enemies have reproached, O LORD; with which they have reproached the footsteps of thy anointed 52: Blessed [be] the LORD for evermore. Amen and amen.