New American Standard Bible
Forever, O LORD, Your word is settled in heaven.
King James Bible
LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
Darby Bible Translation
LAMED. For ever, O Jehovah, thy word is settled in the heavens.
World English Bible
Yahweh, your word is settled in heaven forever.
Young's Literal Translation
Lamed. To the age, O Jehovah, Thy word is set up in the heavens.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven - This commences a new division of the psalm, indicated by the Hebrew letter Lamed (ל l), or "l." On the meaning of the passage, see the notes at Psalm 89:2. The word rendered "settled" means properly "to set, to put, to place;" and then, to stand, to cause to stand, to set up, as a column, Genesis 35:20; an altar, Genesis 33:20; a monument, 1 Samuel 15:12. The meaning here is, that the word - the law - the promise - of God was made firm, established, stable, in heaven; and would be so forever and ever. What God had ordained as law would always remain law; what he had affirmed would always remain true; what he had promised would be sure forever.
LibraryA Cleansed Way
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to Thy word.'--PSALM cxix. 9. There are many questions about the future with which it is natural for you young people to occupy yourselves; but I am afraid that the most of you ask more anxiously 'How shall I make my way?' than 'How shall I cleanse it?' It is needful carefully to ponder the questions: 'How shall I get on in the world--be happy, fortunate?' and the like, and I suppose that that is the consideration …
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"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
1 Peter 1:25
BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER." And this is the word which was preached to you.
For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; In the heavens You will establish Your faithfulness."
Revive me according to Your lovingkindness, So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth. Lamedh.
Of old I have known from Your testimonies That You have founded them forever. Resh.
The sum of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting. Shin.
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.
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