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Psalms 89:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever; Thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For I have said, “Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness wilt thou establish in the very heavens.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For I said, Loving-kindness shall be built up for ever; in the very heavens wilt thou establish thy faithfulness.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For I said, To times age-abiding, shall lovingkindness be built up, As for the heavens, thou wilt establish thy faithfulness therein.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For I said, 'To the age is kindness built, The heavens! Thou dost establish Thy faithfulness in them.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For thou hast said: Mercy shall be built up for ever in the heavens: thy truth shall be prepared in them.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For I haue said, Mercie shall bee built vp for euer: thy faithfulnesse shalt thou establish in the very heauens.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For thou hast said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy truth shall be established in the heavens.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I have said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Mercy 2617
{2617} Prime
חֶסֶד
checed
{kheh'-sed}
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.
shall be built up 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
for ever: 5769
{5769} Prime
עוֹלָם
`owlam
{o-lawm'}
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
thy faithfulness 530
{0530} Prime
אֱמוּנָה
'emuwnah
{em-oo-naw'}
Feminine of H0529; literally firmness; figuratively security; moral fidelity.
shalt thou establish 3559
{3559} Prime
כּוּן
kuwn
{koon}
A primitive root; properly to be erect (that is, stand perpendicular);. hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
in the very heavens. 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 89:2

_ _ I have said — expressed, as well as felt, my convictions (2 Corinthians 4:13).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 89:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 89:2

Establish — As firmly and durably as the heavens themselves.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 89:2

For I have (b) said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou (c) establish in the very heavens.

(b) As he who surely believed in heart.

(c) As your invisible heaven is not subject to any alteration and change: so shall the truth of your promise be unchangeable.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Mercy:

Psalms 36:5 Thy mercy, O LORD, [is] in the heavens; [and] thy faithfulness [reacheth] unto the clouds.
Psalms 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;
Nehemiah 1:5 And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:
Nehemiah 9:17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou [art] a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.
Nehemiah 9:31 Nevertheless for thy great mercies' sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou [art] a gracious and merciful God.
Luke 1:50 And his mercy [is] on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Ephesians 1:6-7 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. ... In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

faithfulness:

Psalms 89:5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
Psalms 89:37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and [as] a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
Psalms 119:89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
Psalms 146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein [is]: which keepeth truth for ever:
Numbers 23:19 God [is] not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do [it]? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Hebrews 6:18 That by two immutable things, in which [it was] impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
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Nu 23:19. Ne 1:5; 9:17, 31. Ps 36:5; 89:5, 37; 103:17; 119:89; 146:6. Mt 24:35. Lk 1:50. Ep 1:6. He 6:18.

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