Psalm 72:11
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New International Version
May all kings bow down to him and all nations serve him.

King James Bible
Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

Darby Bible Translation
Yea, all kings shall bow down before him; all nations shall serve him.

World English Bible
Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.

Young's Literal Translation
And all kings do bow themselves to him, All nations do serve him,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

All kings shall fall down before - They shall reverence him on account of his great wisdom, riches, etc.

All nations shalt serve him - All the surrounding nations. This and the preceding verses are fully explained by 1 Kings 10:23-25 : "King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom. And all the earth sought unto Solomon to hear his wisdom. And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments and armor, and spices, horses and mules a rate year by year." If we take these expressions to mean literally all the habitable globe, then they cannot be applied to Solomon; but if we take them as they are most evidently used by the sacred writer, then they are literally true. When all the earth shall be brought to receive the Gospel of Christ, then they may be applied to him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

all kings

Psalm 2:10-12 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth...

Psalm 138:4,5 All the kings of the earth shall praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth...

Isaiah 49:22,23 Thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up my hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people...

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

Revelation 17:14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings...

Revelation 21:24,26 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it...

all nations

Psalm 86:9 All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord; and shall glorify your name.

Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD...

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and your Redeemer the Holy One of Israel...

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brothers, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits...

Revelation 20:1-6 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand...

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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
1 Kings 4:24
For he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, and had peace on all sides.

Psalm 45:12
The city of Tyre will come with a gift, people of wealth will seek your favor.

Psalm 47:9
The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings of the earth belong to God; he is greatly exalted.

Psalm 86:9
All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name.

Psalm 89:27
And I will appoint him to be my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.

Psalm 138:4
May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD, when they hear what you have decreed.

Isaiah 23:18
Yet her profit and her earnings will be set apart for the LORD; they will not be stored up or hoarded. Her profits will go to those who live before the LORD, for abundant food and fine clothes.

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