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.

New Living Translation
May they fear you as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon remains in the sky. Yes, forever!

English Standard Version
May they fear you while the sun endures, and as long as the moon, throughout all generations!

New American Standard Bible
Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

King James Bible
They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May he continue while the sun endures and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

International Standard Version
May they fear you as long as the sun and moon shine — from generation to generation.

NET Bible
People will fear you as long as the sun and moon remain in the sky, for generation after generation.

New Heart English Bible
They shall fear you while the sun endures; and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They shall revere you with the sun and before the moon to a generation of generations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May they fear you as long as the sun and moon [shine]- throughout every generation.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They shall fear Thee while the sun endureth, And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.

New American Standard 1977
Let them fear Thee while the sun endures,
            And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They shall fear thee along with the sun and before the moon throughout all generations.

King James 2000 Bible
They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

American King James Version
They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

American Standard Version
They shall fear thee while the sun endureth, And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he shall continue with the sun, and before the moon, throughout all generations.

Darby Bible Translation
They shall fear thee as long as sun and moon endure, from generation to generation.

English Revised Version
They shall fear thee while the sun endureth, and so long as the moon, throughout all generations.

Webster's Bible Translation
They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

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.
Study Bible
Give the King Your Justice
4May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, Save the children of the needy And crush the oppressor. 5Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations. 6May he come down like rain upon the mown grass, Like showers that water the earth.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 11:21
so that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens remain above the earth.

Psalm 72:17
May his name endure forever; May his name increase as long as the sun shines; And let men bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.

Psalm 89:36
"His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me.

Psalm 89:37
"It shall be established forever like the moon, And the witness in the sky is faithful." Selah.
Treasury of Scripture

They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

they shall

1 Samuel 12:18 So Samuel called to the LORD; and the LORD sent thunder and rain …

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

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Psalm 72:7,17 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace …

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

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, …

Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, …

Daniel 7:14,27 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that …

Luke 1:32,33 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and …

1 Corinthians 15:24,25 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to …

Ephesians 3:21 To him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, …

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

(5) They shall . . .--Literally, may they fear Thee (coevally) with the sun, and in the face of the moon, generation of generation. For the preposition, "coevally with," see Dan. 3:33; (Hebrew) and comp. the Latin use of cum--

"Cum sole et luna semper Aratus erit."

OVID: Amor., xv. 16.

The phrase "in the presence of the moon" (see the same expression, Psalm 72:17, and compare Job 8:16), means, not by the moonlight, but as long as the moon shines. (Comp. Psalm 72:7.) On the other hand, our phrase "under the moon" refers to space. With this passage Psalm 89:36-37, alone in Hebrew poetry exactly compares, or may perhaps have been borrowed from here.

Whether God or the king is the object of the "fear" spoken of in this verse is a question that must remain unanswered.

Verse 5. - They shall fear thee (i.e. God) as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. The righteous government of the king shall spread abroad the "fear of God," and establish pure religion in the land, while the world continues. Here the psalm first becomes distinctly Messianic, passing on from the reigning monarch to the ideal king whom he typifies. They shall fear thee,.... The King Messiah, the Judge of the poor, and the destroyer of the oppressor: either the tyrants and oppressors themselves shall fear him, and such who have been aiding and assisting to them; see Revelation 11:11; or rather the people of God, the poor of the people, and children of the needy, judged and saved by Christ; who shall fear the Lord, both internally and externally, in the exercise of grace, and in the performance of religious worship; in all the parts of it, which are both included in the fear of the Lord; of which there will be many instances, both among Jews and Gentiles, in the latter day; see Hosea 3:5; and this they shall do,

as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations; or, "with the sun, and before the moon, generation of generations" (r); that is, to the end of the world, until sun and moon shall be no more: so long will Christ have a seed to serve him:; see Psalm 89:36.

(r) Sic Eth. Syr. Arab. Apollinarius, Vatablus, & Cocceius. 5. as long as … endure—literally, "with the sun," coeval with its existence, and before, or, in presence of the moon, while it lasts (compare Ge 11:28, "before Terah," literally, "in presence of," while he lived).72:2-17 This is a prophecy of the kingdom of Christ; many passages in it cannot be applied to the reign of Solomon. There were righteousness and peace at first in the administration of his government; but, before the end of his reign, there were troubles and unrighteousness. The kingdom here spoken of is to last as long as the sun, but Solomon's was soon at an end. Even the Jewish expositors understood it of the kingdom of the Messiah. Observe many great and precious promises here made, which were to have full accomplishment only in the kingdom of Christ. As far as his kingdom is set up, discord and contentions cease, in families, churches, and nations. The law of Christ, written in the heart, disposes men to be honest and just, and to render to all their due; it likewise disposes men to live in love, and so produces abundance of peace. Holiness and love shall be lasting in Christ's kingdom. Through all the changes of the world, and all the changes of life, Christ's kingdom will support itself. And he shall, by the graces and comforts of his Spirit, come down like rain upon the mown grass; not on that cut down, but that which is left growing, that it may spring again. His gospel has been, or shall be, preached to all nations. Though he needs not the services of any, yet he must be served with the best. Those that have the wealth of this world, must serve Christ with it, do good with it. Prayer shall be made through him, or for his sake; whatever we ask of the Father, should be in his name. Praises shall be offered to him: we are under the highest obligations to him. Christ only shall be feared throughout all generations. To the end of time, and to eternity, his name shall be praised. All nations shall call HIM blessed.
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