New American Standard Bible
"It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful." Selah.
King James Bible
It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
It shall be established for ever as the moon, and the witness in the sky is firm. Selah.
World English Bible
It will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky." Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
As the moon it is established -- to the age, And the witness in the sky is stedfast. Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
It shall be established forever as the moon - As long as the moon shall endure. The heavenly bodies are the most permanent objects that we know of; and they, therefore, became the emblems of stability and perpetuity. Compare the notes at Psalm 72:7.
And as a faithful witness in heaven - As the witness in heaven, or in the sky, is sure. The reference is to the moon, regarded as a witness for God. What is said here of the moon as an index of his faithfulness, might be said also of the sun and the stars; but the beauty of the image is increased by the attention being fixed to a single object. As the moon is fixed, regular, enduring - so are the promises and purposes of God. Such were the promises made to David; such was the oath which had been taken by God; such the covenant which he had made. The psalmist now proceeds Psalm 89:38-45 to show that this oath and these promises seemed to be disregarded; that there were things occurring which appeared as if God had forgotten them; that there was not that manifest prosperity and favor which was implied in the promise; but that a series of calamities had occurred which it was difficult to reconcile with these solemn pledges. On the ground of this he prays Psalm 89:46-52 that God would return, and would remember his covenant, and would bless David and his people.
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"My covenant shall stand fast." --PSALM lxxxix. 19-29. Such a divine assurance ought to make me perfectly quiet in spirit. Restlessness in a Christian always spells disloyalty. The uncertainty is born of suspicion. There is a rift in the faith, and the disturbing breath of the devil blows through, and destroys my peace. If I am sure of my great Ally, my heart will not be troubled, neither will it be afraid. And such a divine assurance ought to make me bold in will and majestic in labour. I ought …
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and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end."
"Thus let all Your enemies perish, O LORD; But let those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its might." And the land was undisturbed for forty years.
2 Samuel 7:16
"Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever."'"
"Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven, And my advocate is on high.
Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
He has also established them forever and ever; He has made a decree which will not pass away.
"If this fixed order departs From before Me," declares the LORD, "Then the offspring of Israel also will cease From being a nation before Me forever."
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