New Living Translation
He asked you to preserve his life, and you granted his request. The days of his life stretch on forever.
King James Bible
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.
Darby Bible Translation
He asked life of thee; thou gavest it him, length of days for ever and ever.
World English Bible
He asked life of you, you gave it to him, even length of days forever and ever.
Young's Literal Translation
Life he hath asked from Thee, Thou hast given to him -- length of days, Age-during -- and for ever.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
21:4 For ever - Thou gavest him a long life and reign here, and after that didst translate him to live with thee for ever. But this was more eminently fulfilled in Christ, who asked of his father, life, or to be saved from death, Heb 5:7, though with submission to his will: but his father, though he saw it necessary to take away his temporal life, yet instantly gave him another, far more noble, even the perfect possession of an everlasting life both in his soul and body, at his right hand.
LibrarySermons of St. Bernard on the Passing of Malachy
Sermon I (November 2, 1148.) 1. A certain abundant blessing, dearly beloved, has been sent by the counsel of heaven to you this day; and if it were not faithfully divided, you would suffer loss, and I, to whom of a surety this office seems to have been committed, would incur danger. I fear therefore your loss, I fear my own damnation, if perchance it be said, The young children ask bread, and no man offereth it unto them. For I know how necessary for you is the consolation which …
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh
What Messiah did the Jews Expect?
Letter Li to the virgin Sophia
Add many years to the life of the king! May his years span the generations!
I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation."
Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon that falls on the mountains of Zion. And there the LORD has pronounced his blessing, even life everlasting.
Unlike the past, invaders will not take their houses and confiscate their vineyards. For my people will live as long as trees, and my chosen ones will have time to enjoy their hard-won gains.
I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors, for you have given me wisdom and strength. You have told me what we asked of you and revealed to us what the king demanded."
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