Psalm 61:6
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New International Version
Increase the days of the king's life, his years for many generations.

King James Bible
Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou wilt add days to the days of the king: his years shall be as many generations.

World English Bible
You will prolong the king's life; his years shall be for generations.

Young's Literal Translation
Days to the days of the king Thou addest, His years as generation and generation.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou wilt prolong the king's life - The words are very emphatic, and can refer to no ordinary person. Literally, "Days upon days thou wilt add to the king; and his years shall be like the generations of this world, and the generations of the world to come." This is precisely the paraphrase I had given to this text before I had looked into the Chaldee Version; and to which I need add nothing, as I am persuaded no earthly king is intended: and it is Christ, as Mediator, that "shall abide before God for ever," Psalm 61:7. Neither to David, nor to any earthly sovereign, can these words be applied.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

wilt prolong the king's life. [heb.] shalt add days to the days of the king.

Psalm 21:4,6 He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days for ever and ever...

Psalm 72:15-17 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually...

Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed...

many generations [heb.] generation and generation

Psalm 89:36,37 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me...

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December 15. "When My Heart is Overwhelmed Lead Me to the Rock that is Higher than I" (Ps. Lxi. 2).
"When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the Rock that is higher than I" (Ps. lxi. 2). The end of self is the beginning of God. "When the tale of bricks is doubled then comes Moses." That is the old Hebrew way of putting it. "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." That is the proverbial expression of it. "When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I." That is David's way of expressing it. "We have no might against this company, neither know we what to do." No might, no
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Thy Neck is Like the Tower of David, Builded with Bulwarks; a Thousand Shields Hang Upon It, all the Armor of Mighty Men.
The neck is the strength of the soul; it is well likened to the tower of David, because all the strength of the soul is in God, who is the house of Jesus Christ and of David. For this great King insists in many places in the Psalms, that God alone is his support, his refuge, his defence, and, above all, his strong tower (Psalm 61), The bulwarks that surround it are the total abandonment the soul has made of itself to God. Trust, faith and hope have fortified it in its abandonment; the weaker it is
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

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

Psalm 61:7
May he be enthroned in God's presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.

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