Psalm 61:8
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English Standard Version
So will I ever sing praises to your name, as I perform my vows day after day.

King James Bible
So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

American Standard Version
So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, That I may daily perform my vows.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So will I sing a psalm to thy name for ever and ever: that I may pay my vows from day to day.

English Revised Version
So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

Webster's Bible Translation
So will I sing praise to thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Hurled out of the land of the Lord in the more limited sense

(Note: Just as in Numbers 32:29. the country east of Jordan is excluded from the name "the land of Canaan" in the stricter sense, so by the Jewish mind it was regarded from the earliest time to a certain extent as a foreign country (חוצה לארץ), although inhabited by the two tribes and a half; so that not only is it said of Moses that he died in a foreign land, but even of Saul that he is buried in a foreign land (Numeri Rabba, ch. viii. and elsewhere).)

into the country on the other side of the Jordan, David felt only as though he were banished to the extreme corner of the earth (not: of the land, cf. Psalm 46:10; Deuteronomy 28:49, and frequently), far from the presence of God (Hengstenberg). It is the feeling of homelessness and of separation from the abode of God by reason of which the distance, in itself so insignificant (just as was the case with the exiles later on), became to him immeasurably great. For he still continually needed God's helpful intervention; the enveloping, the veiling, the faintness of his heart still continues (עטף, Arab. ‛tf, according to its radical signification: to bend and lay anything round so that it lies or draws over something else and covers it, here of a self-enveloping); a rock of difficulties still ever lies before him which is too high for his natural strength, for his human ability, therefore insurmountable. But he is of good courage: God will lead him up with a sure step, so that, removed from all danger, he will have rocky ground under his feet. He is of good courage, for God has already proved Himself to be a place of refuge to him, to be a strong tower, defying all attack, which enclosed him, the persecuted one, so that the enemy can gain no advantage over him (cf. Proverbs 18:10). He is already on the way towards his own country, and in fact his most dearly loved and proper home: he will or he has to (in accordance with the will of God) dwell (cf. the cohortative in Isaiah 38:10; Jeremiah 4:21) in God's tabernacle (vid., on Psalm 15:1) throughout aeons (an utterance which reminds one of the synchronous Psalm 23:6). With גּוּר is combined the idea of the divine protection (cf. Arabic ǵâr ollah, the charge or proteg of God, and Beduinic ǵaur, the protecting hearth; ǵawir, according to its form equals גּר, one who flees for refuge to the hearth). A bold figure of this protection follows: he has to, or will trust, i.e., find refuge, beneath the protection of God's wings. During the time the tabernacle was still being moved from place to place we hear no such mention of dwelling in God's tabernacle or house. It was David who coined this expression for loving fellowship with the God of revelation, simultaneously with his preparation of a settled dwelling-place for the sacred Ark. In the Psalms that belong to the time of his persecution by Saul such an expression is not yet to be found; for in Psalm 52:7, when it is desired that Doeg may have the opposite of an eternal dwelling-place, it is not the sacred tent that is meant. We see also from its second part that this Psalm 61:1-8 does not belong to the time of Saul; for David does not speak here as one who has drawn very near to his kingly office (cf. Psalm 40:8), but as one who is entering upon a new stage in it.

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Psalm 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to you, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to you for ever.

Psalm 79:13 So we your people and sheep of your pasture will give you thanks for ever: we will show forth your praise to all generations.

Psalm 145:1,2 I will extol you, my God, O king; and I will bless your name for ever and ever...

Psalm 146:2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises to my God while I have any being.

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Psalm 65:1 Praise waits for you, O God, in Sion: and to you shall the vow be performed.

Psalm 66:13-16 I will go into your house with burnt offerings: I will pay you my vows...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:21
"If you make a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not delay fulfilling it, for the LORD your God will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Judges 5:3
"Hear, O kings; give ear, O princes; to the LORD I will sing; I will make melody to the LORD, the God of Israel.

Psalm 22:25
From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him.

Psalm 30:4
Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.

Psalm 33:2
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!

Psalm 50:14
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High,

Psalm 65:1
Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion, and to you shall vows be performed.

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