25 Also I will set his hand over the sea, and his right hand over the rivers.
26 He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
27 Also I will make him My firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.
28 My mercy I will keep for him forever, and My covenant shall stand firm with him.
29 His seed also I will make to endure forever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
30 “If his sons forsake My law and do not walk in My judgments,
31 If they break My statutes and do not keep My commandments,
32 Then I will punish their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
33 Nevertheless My lovingkindness I will not utterly take from him, nor allow My faithfulness to fail.
34 My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.
35 Once I have sworn by My holiness; I will not lie to David:
36 His seed shall endure forever, and his throne as the sun before Me;
37 It shall be established forever like the moon, even like the faithful witness in the sky.” Selah
38 But You have cast off and abhorred, You have been furious with Your anointed.
39 You have renounced the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
40 You have broken down all his hedges; You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
41 All who pass by the way plunder him; He is a reproach to his neighbours.
42 You have exalted the right hand of his adversaries; You have made all his enemies rejoice.
43 You have also turned back the edge of his sword, and have not sustained him in the battle.
44 You have made his glory cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth You have shortened; You have covered him with shame. Selah
46 How long, Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time is; for what futility have You created all the children of men?
48 What man can live and not see death? Can he deliver his life from the power of the grave? Selah
49 Lord, where are Your former lovingkindnesses, which You swore to David in Your truth?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of Your servants—how I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,
51 With which Your enemies have reproached, O Lord, with which they have reproached the footsteps of Your anointed.
52 Blessed be the Lord forevermore! Amen and Amen.
Like the psalmist, we all do well to ‘remember how short my time is’ verse 47. The letter to James speaks of the brevity of our life, ‘For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appears for a little time and then vanishes away’ James chapter 4 verse 15.