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Psalms 89:35

    Psalms 89:35 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie to David.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Once have I sworn by my holiness: I will not lie unto David:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have made an oath once by my holy name, that I will not be false to David.

    Webster's Revision

    Once have I sworn by my holiness: I will not lie unto David:

    World English Bible

    Once have I sworn by my holiness, I will not lie to David.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Once have I sworn by my holiness; I will not lie unto David;

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:35

    Once have I sworn - I have made one determination on this head, and have bound myself by my holiness; it is impossible that I should change, and there needs no second oath, the one already made is of endless obligation.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:35

    Once have I sworn by my holiness - That is, once for all; - a single oath - an oath once taken by me - makes it certain. To swear by his "holiness" is to pledge his own holy nature; to make it as certain as that he is holy; to stake the whole question of his holiness on that. That is, If this should not be accomplished - if he should fail in this - it would prove that he was not a holy God.

    That I will not lie unto David - Margin, as in Hebrew, "if I lie." The meaning is, He would be found faithful to the promise. See Psalm 89:3-4; compare 2 Samuel 7:8-16.