New American Standard Bible
Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
King James Bible
They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
Darby Bible Translation
They shall fear thee as long as sun and moon endure, from generation to generation.
World English Bible
They shall fear you while the sun endures; and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
Young's Literal Translation
They fear Thee with the sun, and before the moon, Generation -- generations.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They shall fear thee - That is, "men" shall fear thee, or thou shalt be feared, or reverenced. The idea is, that his reign would continue, or that he would be obeyed during all the time mentioned here.
As long as the sun and moon endure - literally, "With the sun, and before the moon;" that is, as long as they have the sun with them, or have it to shine upon them, and as long as they are in the presence of the moon, or have its light. In other words, they would continue to the end of time; or to the end of the world. It does not denote "eternity," for it is not assumed in the Bible that the sun and moon will continue forever; but the idea is, that as long as the sun shall continue to shine upon the earth - as long as people shall dwell upon the earth - the kingdom would be perpetual. There would be no change of dynasty; no new empire would arise to displace and to supersede this. This would be the dynasty under which the affairs of the world would be wound up; this the kingdom which would be found at the consummation of all things. The reign of the Messiah will be the "final" reign in the earth; that under which the affairs of earth will close.
Throughout all generations - While the generations of people dwell on the earth.
LibraryDavid's Dying Prayer
In one sense this prayer is still unnecessary, for in a certain sense the whole earth is filled with God's glory. "All thy works praise thee, O God," is as true now as it was in paradise. The stars still sing their Maker's praise; no sin hath stopped their voice, no discord hath made a jarring note among the harmonies of the spheres. The earth itself still praiseth its Maker, the exhalations, as they arise with morn, are still a pure offfering, acceptable to their Maker. The lowing of the cattle, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
The Song of Solomon.
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
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so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.
May his name endure forever; May his name increase as long as the sun shines; And let men bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.
"His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me.
"It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful." Selah.
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