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Psalms 89:3

    Psalms 89:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn to David my servant,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have made an agreement with the man of my selection, I have made an oath to David my servant;

    Webster's Revision

    I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant:

    World English Bible

    "I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David, my servant,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:3

    I have made a covenant with my chosen - I have made a covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and renewed it with Moses and Joshua in reference to the Israelites in general: but I have made one with David in especial relation to himself and posterity, of whom, according to the flesh, the Christ is to come. And this is the covenant with David: -

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:3

    I have made a covenant with my chosen - With my chosen one; that is, with David. The original is in the singular number, though by the Septuagint, and the Vulgate, and by Luther, it is rendered in the plural - chosen ones - elect. This is undoubtedly the language of God himself, though it is not expressly ascribed to him. The design is to describe the solemn promise which God had made to David and to his posterity. Compare Psalm 78:70-71. See also, on the use of the phrase "made a covenant," see Psalm 50:5, note; Psalm 83:5, note.

    I have sworn unto David my servant - I have taken a solemn oath in regard to him. The substance of the oath is stated in the next verse. The promise referred to is found in 2 Samuel 7:11-16.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 89:3

    89:3 Chosen - With David; whom I have chosen to the kingdom.