Psalm 61:8
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New American Standard Bible
So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may pay my vows day by day.

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

Darby Bible Translation
So will I sing forth thy name for ever, performing my vows from day to day.

World English Bible
So I will sing praise to your name forever, that I may fulfill my vows daily. For the Chief Musician. To Jeduthan. A Psalm by David.

Young's Literal Translation
So do I praise Thy name for ever, When I pay my vows day by day!

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever - As the result of this gracious interposition. Compare the notes at Isaiah 38:20. The meaning is, that he would do this constantly. It would be the regular business of his life.

That I may daily perform my vows - The solemn promises which I have made in my exile; the purposes which I have expressed to devote myself to thee. Or, the language may have been used in a more general sense, denoting that, as a religious man, the vows of God were constantly on him, or that he had pledged himself to serve God faithfully and always, and that he could better perform this duty at the tabernacle - in the place consecrated to public worship - than he could in exile. He desired, therefore, to be restored to the sanctuary, that he might keep up the performance of the daily duties of religion without interruption or hindrance. The whole psalm indicates a fervent desire to be engaged in the worship and service of God; a desire to be with Him and to enjoy His favor on earth; a confident hope that he would be permitted to enjoy His presence forever.

Psalm 61:8 Parallel Commentaries

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The Far and Near
Gerhard Ter Steegen Ps. lxi. 4 In Him we live, in Him we move; seek not thy God afar; He is not prisoned in a height above sun, moon, and star. But thou through strange dark lands hast strayed, and wandered far from Him; And therfore He, O Soul, to thee, is distant and is dim. Lord, I was in the far-off land, I loved from Thee to stray, And when unto myself I came, a swine-herd far away, One moment--then the welcome sweet, the kiss, the Father's Home; Far distant was the distance; to Thy bosom I
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

The Horns of the Altar
WE MUST tell you the story. Solomon was to be the king after David, but his elder brother, Adonijah, was preferred by Joab, the captain of the host, and by Abiathar, the priest; and, therefore, they got together, and tried to steal a march upon dying David, and set up Adonijah. They utterly failed in this; and when Solomn came to the throne Adonijah was afraid for his life, and fled to the horns of the altar at the tabernacle for shelter. Solomn permitted him to find sanctuary there, and forgave
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 31: 1885

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

Judges 5:3
"Hear, O kings; give ear, O rulers! I-- to the LORD, I will sing, I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel.

Psalm 22:25
From You comes my praise in the great assembly; I shall pay my vows before those who fear Him.

Psalm 30:4
Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name.

Psalm 33:2
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.

Psalm 50:14
"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High;

Psalm 65:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song. There will be silence before You, and praise in Zion, O God, And to You the vow will be performed.

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