A well-written song 2 by Ethan the Ezrachite.
to future generations I will proclaim your faithfulness. 4
in the skies you set up your faithfulness.” 6
nor be unfaithful to my promise. 8
1 sn Psalm 89. The psalmist praises God as the sovereign creator of the world. He recalls God’s covenant with David, but then laments that the promises of the covenant remain unrealized. The covenant promised the Davidic king military victories, but the king has now been subjected to humiliating defeat.
3 tn Or “forever.”
4 tn Heb “to a generation and a generation I will make known your faithfulness with my mouth.”
5 tn Heb “built.”
7 tn Heb “break”; “make ineffectual.” Some prefer to emend אָפִיר (’afir; the Hiphil of פָּרַר, parar, “to break”) to אָסִיר (’asir; the Hiphil of סוּר, sur, “to turn aside”), a verb that appears in 2 Sam 7:15.
8 tn Heb “and I will not deal falsely with my faithfulness.”