18 “The Lord reigns
    for ever and ever.”(A)

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40 I lift my hand(A) to heaven and solemnly swear:
    As surely as I live forever,(B)

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27 The eternal(A) God is your refuge,(B)
    and underneath are the everlasting(C) arms.
He will drive out your enemies before you,(D)
    saying, ‘Destroy them!’(E)

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26 How great is God—beyond our understanding!(A)
    The number of his years is past finding out.(B)

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16 The Lord is King for ever and ever;(A)
    the nations(B) will perish from his land.

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Your throne, O God,[a] will last for ever and ever;(A)
    a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

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  1. Psalm 45:6 Here the king is addressed as God’s representative.
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Before the mountains were born(A)
    or you brought forth the whole world,
    from everlasting to everlasting(B) you are God.(C)

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Your throne was established(A) long ago;
    you are from all eternity.(B)

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24 So I said:
“Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days;
    your years go on(A) through all generations.

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19 The Lord has established his throne(A) in heaven,
    and his kingdom rules(B) over all.

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10 The Lord reigns(A) forever,
    your God, O Zion, for all generations.

Praise the Lord.

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28 Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?(A)
The Lord is the everlasting(B) God,
    the Creator(C) of the ends of the earth.(D)
He will not grow tired or weary,(E)
    and his understanding no one can fathom.(F)

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10 But the Lord is the true God;
    he is the living God,(A) the eternal King.(B)
When he is angry,(C) the earth trembles;(D)
    the nations cannot endure his wrath.(E)

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Habakkuk’s Second Complaint

12 Lord, are you not from everlasting?(A)
    My God, my Holy One,(B) you[a] will never die.(C)
You, Lord, have appointed(D) them to execute judgment;
    you, my Rock,(E) have ordained them to punish.

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  1. Habakkuk 1:12 An ancient Hebrew scribal tradition; Masoretic Text we
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He stood, and shook the earth;
    he looked, and made the nations tremble.
The ancient mountains crumbled(A)
    and the age-old hills(B) collapsed(C)
    but he marches on forever.(D)

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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.(A)

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