Psalm 61:7
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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.

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Clarke'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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Psalm 41:12 And as for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and set me before your face for ever.

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Luke 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Hebrews 7:21-25 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said to him, The Lord swore and will not repent...

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself...


Psalm 40:11 Withhold not you your tender mercies from me, O LORD: let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me.

Psalm 43:3 O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill, and to your tabernacles.

Psalm 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah...

Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who has not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth...

Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have showed to your servant...

Proverbs 20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Luke 1:54,55 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy...

December 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
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Thy Neck is Like the Tower of David, Builded with Bulwarks; a Thousand Shields Hang Upon It, all the Armor of Mighty Men.
The neck is the strength of the soul; it is well likened to the tower of David, because all the strength of the soul is in God, who is the house of Jesus Christ and of David. For this great King insists in many places in the Psalms, that God alone is his support, his refuge, his defence, and, above all, his strong tower (Psalm 61), The bulwarks that surround it are the total abandonment the soul has made of itself to God. Trust, faith and hope have fortified it in its abandonment; the weaker it is
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

Cross References
Psalm 40:11
Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

Psalm 41:12
Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.

Psalm 125:1
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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