Psalm 72:5
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New International Version
May he endure as long as the sun, as long as the moon, through 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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They shall fear thee - There is no sense in which this can be spoken of Solomon, nor indeed of any other man: it belongs to Jesus Christ, and to him alone. He is the Prance of peace, who shall be feared and reverenced "through all generations, and as long as the sun and moon endure."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they shall

1 Samuel 12:18 So Samuel called to the LORD; and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day: and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.

1 Kings 3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king...

as long

Psalm 72:7,17 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endures...

Psalm 89:29,36,37 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven...

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to order it...

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed...

Daniel 7:14,27 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him...

Luke 1:32,33 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give to him the throne of his father David...

1 Corinthians 15:24,25 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father...

Ephesians 3:21 To him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying...

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The Eternal Name
It is pleasant, then, to find that there is one thing which is to last for ever. Concerning that one thing we hope to speak to-night, if God will enable me to preach, and you to hear. "His name shall endure for ever." First, the religion sanctified by his name shall endure for ever; secondly, the honor of his name shall endure for ever; and thirdly, the saving, comforting power of his name shall endure for ever. I. First, the religion of the name of Jesus is to endure for ever. When impostors forged
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Jesus --"All Blessing and all Blest"
THERE are many famous names in human history; but many of them are connected with deeds which have brought no blessing upon mankind. To bless, and to be blessed, is the noblest sort of fame; and yet how few have thought it worth the seeking! Full many a name in the roll of fame has been written there with a finger dipped in blood. It would seem as if men loved those most who have killed the most of them. They call those greatest who have been the greatest cutthroats. They make their greatest illuminations
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891

The Millennium in Relation to Sin.
In spite of the fact that Satan will have been removed from the earth, and that Christ reigns in person over it, yet conditions here will not be perfect even in the Millennium. Unregenerate human nature will remain unchanged. Sin will still be present, though much of its outward manifestation will be restrained. Discontent and wickedness will not be eradicated from the hearts of men, but will be kept beneath the surface by means of the Iron Rod. Multitudes will yield to Christ nothing but a "feigned
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

The Millennium in Relation to the World.
The Millennium will be the time, when, instead of Satan being the world's "Prince," the Christ of God shall be its King. The form of His government will be theocratic not democratic--"And the Lord shall be King over all the earth" (Zech. 14:9). The scope or range of His government will be world-wide. All nations will be subject to His rule, and the uttermost parts of the earth shall be possessed by Him. "He shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. They that
Arthur W. Pink—The Redeemer's Return

Cross References
Deuteronomy 11:21
so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

Psalm 72:17
May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.

Psalm 89:36
that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;

Psalm 89:37
it will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky."

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