Psalm 89:4
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New American Standard Bible
I will establish your seed forever And build up your throne to all generations." Selah.

King James Bible
Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne from generation to generation. Selah.

World English Bible
'I will establish your seed forever, and build up your throne to all generations.'" Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
'Even to the age do I establish thy seed, And have built to generation and generation thy throne. Selah.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Thy seed will I establish for ever - Thy children; thy posterity. The reference is to his successors on the throne. The promise was that there should not fail to be one on his throne; that is, that his dynasty should never become extinct. See 2 Samuel 7:16 : "And thy house and thy kingdom shall be established forever before thee: thy throne shall be established forever." Compare also 1 Kings 2:4. The word rendered "establish" means properly to fit; then, to make firm; to put on a solid basis.

And build up thy throne - It shall be kept up; it shall be like a building that is constantly progressing toward completion. The meaning is, that it would not fail. He would not begin the work, and then abandon it. The dynasty, the kingdom, the throne, would be complete and perpetual.

To all generations - As long as the world should stand. This can have been accomplished only by the Messiah occupying in a spiritual sense the throne of "his father David." Compare Luke 1:32-33.

Psalm 89:4 Parallel Commentaries

Library
September the Sixteenth the Steadfastness of the Lord
"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
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

A vision of the King.
ONE of the most blessed occupations for the believer is the prayerful searching of God's holy Word to discover there new glories and fresh beauties of Him, who is altogether lovely. Shall we ever find out all which the written Word reveals of Himself and His worthiness? This wonderful theme can never be exhausted. The heart which is devoted to Him and longs through the presence and indwelling of the Holy Spirit to be closer to the Lord, to hear and know more of Himself, will always find something
Arno Gaebelein—The Lord of Glory

His Future Work
The Lord Jesus Christ, who finished the work on earth the Father gave Him to do, who is now bodily present in the highest heaven, occupying the Father's throne and exercising His priesthood in behalf of His people, is also King. To Him belongeth a Kingdom and a kingly Glory. He has therefore a kingly work to do. While His past work was foretold by the Spirit of God and His priestly work foreshadowed in the Old Testament, His work as King and His glorious Kingdom to come are likewise the subjects
A. C. Gaebelein—The Work Of Christ

Assurance
Q-xxxvi: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS WHICH FLOW FROM SANCTIFICATION? A: Assurance of God's love, peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, increase of grace, and perseverance therein to the end. The first benefit flowing from sanctification is assurance of God's love. 'Give diligence to make your calling and election sure.' 2 Pet 1:10. Sanctification is the seed, assurance is the flower which grows out of it: assurance is a consequent of sanctification. The saints of old had it. We know that we know
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Luke 1:33
and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end."

John 7:42
"Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

2 Samuel 7:13
"He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

2 Samuel 7:16
"Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever."'"

Psalm 18:50
He gives great deliverance to His king, And shows lovingkindness to His anointed, To David and his descendants forever.

Psalm 89:29
"So I will establish his descendants forever And his throne as the days of heaven.

Psalm 102:28
"The children of Your servants will continue, And their descendants will be established before You."

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