Psalm 21:4
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New International Version
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.

New Living Translation
He asked you to preserve his life, and you granted his request. The days of his life stretch on forever.

English Standard Version
He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.

New American Standard Bible
He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.

King James Bible
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He asked You for life, and You gave it to him-- length of days forever and ever.

International Standard Version
He asked life from you, and you gave it to him— a long life for ever and ever.

NET Bible
He asked you to sustain his life, and you have granted him long life and an enduring dynasty.

New Heart English Bible
He asked life of you, you gave it to him, even length of days forever and ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He asked you for life and you have given him the length of days to an eternity of eternities.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He asked you for life. You gave him a long life, forever and ever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He asked life of Thee, Thou gavest it him; Even length of days for ever and ever.

New American Standard 1977
He asked life of Thee,
            Thou didst give it to him,
            Length of days forever and ever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He asked life of thee, and thou didst give him length of days for ever and ever.

King James 2000 Bible
He asked life of you, and you gave it to him, even length of days forever and ever.

American King James Version
He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

American Standard Version
He asked life of thee, thou gavest it him, Even length of days for ever and ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He asked life of thee: and thou hast given him 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.

English Revised Version
He asked life of thee, thou gavest it him; even length of days for ever and ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it to him, even 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.
Study Bible
The King Rejoices in Your Strength!
3For You meet him with the blessings of good things; You set a crown of fine gold on his head. 4He asked life of You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever. 5His glory is great through Your salvation, Splendor and majesty You place upon him.…
Cross References
Psalm 61:6
You will prolong the king's life; His years will be as many generations.

Psalm 91:16
"With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation."

Psalm 133:3
It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing-- life forever.

Isaiah 65:22
"They will not build and another inhabit, They will not plant and another eat; For as the lifetime of a tree, so will be the days of My people, And My chosen ones will wear out the work of their hands.

Daniel 2:23
"To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, For You have given me wisdom and power; Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You, For You have made known to us the king's matter."
Treasury of Scripture

He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

asked

Psalm 13:3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten my eyes, lest I sleep …

Psalm 16:10,11 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your …

Psalm 61:5,6 For you, O God, have heard my vows: you have given me the heritage …

Psalm 119:77,175 Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live: for your law …

length

Psalm 72:17 His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long …

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

Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.

Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever …

(4) For ever and ever.--This is merely a term for indefinite length. (Comp. the common salutation of a king: 1Kings 1:31; Nehemiah 2:3; Daniel 3:9.) An allusion to the eternal kingdom of the Messiah is not to be forced on the passage.

Verse 4. - He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever. The "life" intended cannot be ordinary human life, since in David' s case this certainly did not continue "for ever and ever." We must understand the psalmist to have asked for continuance in his posterity, and this was guaranteed him in the message which God sent him by Nathan (2 Samuel 7:13, 16). In the full sense the promise was, of course, Messianic, being fulfilled only in Christ, the God-Man, who alone of David' s posterity "liveth for ever." He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him,.... Both for himself, as man, when he was about to die, that he might be raised to life again, which was granted him; and for his people, that they might live spiritually and eternally, and accordingly life is given to him for them; and he has power to give it to as many as the Father has given him, John 17:2;

even length of days for ever and ever; the life he has for himself as man is what will ever continue; he will die no more, death will have no more dominion over him; he will live for evermore, and that to make intercession for his members, Romans 6:9; and the life which is granted them at his request is an everlasting one, both as to body and soul; for though they die as other men, they shall live again in the resurrection of the just, and never die more, but shall be like the angels in heaven; and as for the second death, that shall not harm them, nor have any power over them; they will live and reign with Christ for ever. 4-6. (Compare 2Sa 7:13-16). The glory and blessedness of the king as head of his line, including Christ, as well as in being God's specially selected servant, exceeded that of all others.21:1-6 Happy the people whose king makes God's strength his confidence, and God's salvation his joy; who is pleased with all the advancements of God kingdom, and trusts God to support him in all he does for the service of it. All our blessings are blessings of goodness, and are owing, not to any merit of ours, but only to God's goodness. But when God's blessings come sooner, and prove richer than we imagine; when they are given before we prayed for them, before we were ready for them, nay, when we feared the contrary; then it may be truly said that he prevented, or went before us, with them. Nothing indeed prevented, or went before Christ, but to mankind never was any favour more preventing than our redemption by Christ. Thou hast made him to be a universal, everlasting blessing to the world, in whom the families of the earth are, and shall be blessed; and so thou hast made him exceeding glad with the countenance thou hast given to his undertaking, and to him in the prosecution of it. The Spirit of prophecy rises from what related to the king, to that which is peculiar to Christ; none other is blessed for ever, much less a blessing for ever.
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