New International Version
May he be enthroned in God's presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
King James Bible
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
Darby Bible Translation
He shall abide before God for ever: bestow loving-kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
World English Bible
He shall be enthroned in God's presence forever. Appoint your loving kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
Young's Literal Translation
He dwelleth to the age before God, Kindness and truth appoint -- they keep him.
Psalm 61:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall abide before God for ever - Literally, "He shall sit for ever before the faces of God." He shall ever appear in the presence of God for us. And he ever sits at the right hand of the Majesty on high; for he undertook this office after having, by his sacrificial offering, made atonement for our sins.
Prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him - As Mediator, his attendants will ever be mercy and truth. He will dispense the mercy of God, and thus fulfill the truth of the various promises and predictions which had preceded his incarnation. There is an obscurity in this clause, חסד ואמת מן ינצרהו chesed veemeth man yintseruhu, owing to the particle מן man, which some translate who or what; and others, number thou, from מנה manah, to count. Houbigant, and he is followed by Bishop Lowth, would read מיהוה miyehovah, Mercy and truth from Jehovah shall preserve him. The AngloSaxon has, Mildheartedness, and soothfastness his, who seeketh? which is nearly the rendering of the old Psalter: Mercy and sothfastnes of him, wha sall seke? Dr. Kennicott says, מן man is a Syriasm; and should be translated quaesoutinam, I beseech thee, - I wish, - O that! On this very ground Coverdale appears to have translated, O let thy lovynge mercy and faithfulnes preserve him! The sense I have given above I conceive to be the true one.
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LibraryDecember 15. "When My Heart is Overwhelmed Lead Me to the Rock that is Higher than I" (Ps. Lxi. 2).
"When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the Rock that is higher than I" (Ps. lxi. 2). The end of self is the beginning of God. "When the tale of bricks is doubled then comes Moses." That is the old Hebrew way of putting it. "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." That is the proverbial expression of it. "When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I." That is David's way of expressing it. "We have no might against this company, neither know we what to do." No might, no …
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Thy Neck is Like the Tower of David, Builded with Bulwarks; a Thousand Shields Hang Upon It, all the Armor of Mighty Men.
Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
A song of ascents. Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
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