Psalm 61:7
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English Standard Version
May he be enthroned forever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!

King James Bible
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

American Standard Version
He shall abide before God for ever: Oh prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He abideth for ever in the sight of God: his mercy and truth who shall search ?

English Revised Version
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Hurled out of the land of the Lord in the more limited sense

(Note: Just as in Numbers 32:29. the country east of Jordan is excluded from the name "the land of Canaan" in the stricter sense, so by the Jewish mind it was regarded from the earliest time to a certain extent as a foreign country (חוצה לארץ), although inhabited by the two tribes and a half; so that not only is it said of Moses that he died in a foreign land, but even of Saul that he is buried in a foreign land (Numeri Rabba, ch. viii. and elsewhere).)

into the country on the other side of the Jordan, David felt only as though he were banished to the extreme corner of the earth (not: of the land, cf. Psalm 46:10; Deuteronomy 28:49, and frequently), far from the presence of God (Hengstenberg). It is the feeling of homelessness and of separation from the abode of God by reason of which the distance, in itself so insignificant (just as was the case with the exiles later on), became to him immeasurably great. For he still continually needed God's helpful intervention; the enveloping, the veiling, the faintness of his heart still continues (עטף, Arab. ‛tf, according to its radical signification: to bend and lay anything round so that it lies or draws over something else and covers it, here of a self-enveloping); a rock of difficulties still ever lies before him which is too high for his natural strength, for his human ability, therefore insurmountable. But he is of good courage: God will lead him up with a sure step, so that, removed from all danger, he will have rocky ground under his feet. He is of good courage, for God has already proved Himself to be a place of refuge to him, to be a strong tower, defying all attack, which enclosed him, the persecuted one, so that the enemy can gain no advantage over him (cf. Proverbs 18:10). He is already on the way towards his own country, and in fact his most dearly loved and proper home: he will or he has to (in accordance with the will of God) dwell (cf. the cohortative in Isaiah 38:10; Jeremiah 4:21) in God's tabernacle (vid., on Psalm 15:1) throughout aeons (an utterance which reminds one of the synchronous Psalm 23:6). With גּוּר is combined the idea of the divine protection (cf. Arabic ǵâr ollah, the charge or proteg of God, and Beduinic ǵaur, the protecting hearth; ǵawir, according to its form equals גּר, one who flees for refuge to the hearth). A bold figure of this protection follows: he has to, or will trust, i.e., find refuge, beneath the protection of God's wings. During the time the tabernacle was still being moved from place to place we hear no such mention of dwelling in God's tabernacle or house. It was David who coined this expression for loving fellowship with the God of revelation, simultaneously with his preparation of a settled dwelling-place for the sacred Ark. In the Psalms that belong to the time of his persecution by Saul such an expression is not yet to be found; for in Psalm 52:7, when it is desired that Doeg may have the opposite of an eternal dwelling-place, it is not the sacred tent that is meant. We see also from its second part that this Psalm 61:1-8 does not belong to the time of Saul; for David does not speak here as one who has drawn very near to his kingly office (cf. Psalm 40:8), but as one who is entering upon a new stage in it.

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abide

Psalm 41:12 And as for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and set me before your face for ever.

Isaiah 9:6,7 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful...

Luke 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Hebrews 7:21-25 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said to him, The Lord swore and will not repent...

Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself...

prepare

Psalm 40:11 Withhold not you your tender mercies from me, O LORD: let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me.

Psalm 43:3 O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill, and to your tabernacles.

Psalm 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah...

Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who has not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth...

Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have showed to your servant...

Proverbs 20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Luke 1:54,55 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy...

Cross References
Psalm 40:11
As for you, O LORD, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!

Psalm 41:12
But you have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.

Psalm 125:1
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.

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