New American Standard Bible
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.
King James Bible
His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
Darby Bible Translation
His name shall endure for ever; his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall bless themselves in him; all nations shall call him blessed.
World English Bible
His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him. All nations will call him blessed.
Young's Literal Translation
His name is to the age, Before the sun is his name continued, And they bless themselves in him, All nations do pronounce him happy.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
His name shall endure for ever - Margin, as in Hebrew, "Shall be forever;" that is, "He" shall endure forever.
His name shall be continued as long as the sun - As long as that continues to shine - an expression designed to express perpetuity. See the notes at Psalm 72:5. The margin here is, "shall be as a son to continue his father's name forever." The Hebrew word - נון nûn - means "to sprout, to put forth;" and hence, to "flourish." The idea is that of a tree which continues always to sprout, or put forth leaves, branches, blossoms; or, which never dies.
All nations shall call him blessed - Shall praise him; shall speak of him as the source of their highest comforts, joys, and hopes. See Luke 19:38; Matthew 21:9; Matthew 23:39. The time will come when all the nations of the earth will honor and praise him.
LibraryDavid's Dying Prayer
In one sense this prayer is still unnecessary, for in a certain sense the whole earth is filled with God's glory. "All thy works praise thee, O God," is as true now as it was in paradise. The stars still sing their Maker's praise; no sin hath stopped their voice, no discord hath made a jarring note among the harmonies of the spheres. The earth itself still praiseth its Maker, the exhalations, as they arise with morn, are still a pure offfering, acceptable to their Maker. The lowing of the cattle, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
The Song of Solomon.
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
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"For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.
And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed."
"In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."
God, furthermore, said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.
Let them fear You while the sun endures, And as long as the moon, throughout all generations.
"His descendants shall endure forever And his throne as the sun before Me.
Your name, O LORD, is everlasting, Your remembrance, O LORD, throughout all generations.
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