Psalm 68:29
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New American Standard Bible
Because of Your temple at Jerusalem Kings will bring gifts to You.

King James Bible
Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents unto thee.

World English Bible
Because of your temple at Jerusalem, kings shall bring presents to you.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of Thy temple at Jerusalem, To Thee do kings bring a present.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Because of thy temple at Jerusalem - The word rendered "temple" here properly means a palace; then, the abode of God considered as a king, or his residence as a king. It might, therefore, be applied either to the tabernacle or to the temple, erected as the special dwelling-place of God. As the word has so general a meaning, the passage here does not prove that the psalm was composed after Solomon's temple was reared, for it may refer to the tabernacle that David set up for the ark on Mount Zion. See Psalm 5:7, note; Psalm 65:4, note.

At Jerusalem - literally, "upon," or "above" Jerusalem. Perhaps the idea is, that as the place of worship was built on Mount Zion, it was "above," or seemed to "overhang" the city. The city was built mostly in the valleys that lay between the different hills or eminences - Mount Zion, Mount Moriah, Mount Ophel.

Shall kings bring presents unto thee - In honor of God and his religion. Compare Psalm 72:10. See also the notes at Isaiah 49:7, notes at Isaiah 49:23; notes at Isaiah 60:5, notes at Isaiah 60:16.

Psalm 68:29 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Gifts Received for the Rebellious
Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: Thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. W hen Joseph exchanged a prison for the chief honour and government of Egypt, the advantage of his exaltation was felt by those who little deserved it (Genesis 45:4, 5) . His brethren hated him, and had conspired to kill him. And though he was preserved from death, they were permitted to sell him for a bond-servant. He owed his servitude,
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

That it is Profitable to Communicate Often
The Voice of the Disciple Behold I come unto Thee, O Lord, that I may be blessed through Thy gift, and be made joyful in Thy holy feast which Thou, O God, of Thy goodness hast prepared for the poor.(1) Behold in Thee is all that I can and ought to desire, Thou art my salvation and redemption, my hope and strength, my honour and glory. Therefore rejoice the soul of Thy servant this day, for unto Thee, O Lord Jesus, do I lift up my soul.(2) I long now to receive Thee devoutly and reverently, I desire
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

The Exile --Continued.
There are many echoes of this period of Engedi in the Psalms. Perhaps the most distinctly audible of these are to be found in the seventh psalm, which is all but universally recognised as David's, even Ewald concurring in the general consent. It is an irregular ode--for such is the meaning of Shiggaion in the title, and by its broken rhythms and abrupt transitions testifies to the emotion of its author. The occasion of it is said to be "the words of Cush the Benjamite." As this is a peculiar name
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Book iii. The Ascent: from the River Jordan to the Mount of Transfiguration.
{hebrew} In every passage of Scripture where thou findest the Majesty of God, thou also findest close by His Condescension (Humility). So it is written down in the Law [Deut. x. 17, followed by verse 18], repeated in the Prophets [Is. lvii. 15], and reiterated in the Hagiographa [Ps. lxviii. 4, followed by verse 5].' - Megill 31 a.
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
1 Kings 10:10
She gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and a very great amount of spices and precious stones. Never again did such abundance of spices come in as that which the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.

1 Kings 10:25
They brought every man his gift, articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, spices, horses, and mules, so much year by year.

2 Chronicles 9:14
besides that which the traders and merchants brought; and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.

2 Chronicles 32:23
And many were bringing gifts to the LORD at Jerusalem and choice presents to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations thereafter.

Psalm 45:12
The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.

Psalm 72:10
Let the kings of Tarshish and of the islands bring presents; The kings of Sheba and Seba offer gifts.

Psalm 76:11
Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.

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