Psalm 61:4
New International Version
I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.

New Living Translation
Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings! Interlude

English Standard Version
Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah

Berean Study Bible
Let me dwell in Your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah

New American Standard Bible
Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.

King James Bible
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
I will dwell in your tent forever and take refuge under the shelter of your wings. Selah

Contemporary English Version
Let me live with you forever and find protection under your wings, my God.

Good News Translation
Let me live in your sanctuary all my life; let me find safety under your wings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will live in Your tent forever and take refuge under the shelter of Your wings. Selah

International Standard Version
Let me make my home in your tent forever; let me hide under the shelter of your wings. Interlude

NET Bible
I will be a permanent guest in your home; I will find shelter in the protection of your wings. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
I will dwell in your tent forever. I will take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Selah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For I shall dwell in your tent for eternities and I shall have refuge in the shadow of your wings.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I would like to be a guest in your tent forever and to take refuge under the protection of your wings. [Selah]

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will dwell in Thy Tent for ever; I will take refuge in the covert of Thy wings. Selah

New American Standard 1977
Let me dwell in Thy tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Thy wings. Selah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever; I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
I will abide in your tabernacle forever: I will trust in the shelter of your wings. Selah.

American King James Version
I will abide in your tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of your wings. Selah.

American Standard Version
I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever: I will take refuge in the covert of thy wings. Selah

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever; I will shelter myself under the shadow of thy wings. Pause.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In thy tabernacle I shall dwell for ever: I shall be protected under the covert of thy wings.

Darby Bible Translation
I will sojourn in thy tent for ever; I will take refuge in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

English Revised Version
I will dwell in thy tabernacle for ever: I will take refuge in the covert of thy wings. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

World English Bible
I will dwell in your tent forever. I will take refuge in the shelter of your wings. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
I sojourn in Thy tent to the ages, I trust in the secret place of Thy wings. Selah.
Study Bible
You Have Heard My Vows
3For You have been my refuge, a tower of strength against the enemy. 4Let me dwell in Your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah 5For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance reserved for those who fear Your name.…
Cross References
Ruth 2:12
May the LORD repay your work, and may you receive a rich reward from the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have taken refuge."

Psalm 15:1
O LORD, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill?

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings

Psalm 23:6
Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 27:4
One thing I have asked of the LORD, this is what I desire: to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and seek Him in His temple.

Psalm 91:4
He will cover you with His feathers; under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and rampart.

Psalm 119:114
You are my hiding place and my shield; I put my hope in Your word.

Treasury of Scripture

I will abide in your tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of your wings. Selah.

abide

Psalm 61:7
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

Psalm 15:1
A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?

Psalm 23:6
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

trust.

Psalm 17:8
Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Psalm 57:1
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

Psalm 62:7
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.







Lexicon
Let me dwell
אָג֣וּרָה (’ā·ḡū·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1481: To turn aside from the road, sojourn, to shrink, fear, to gather for, hostility

in Your tent
בְ֭אָהָלְךָ (ḇə·’ā·hā·lə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 168: A tent

forever
עוֹלָמִ֑ים (‘ō·w·lā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

and take refuge
אֶֽחֱסֶ֨ה (’e·ḥĕ·seh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2620: To flee for, protection, to confide in

in the shelter
בְסֵ֖תֶר (ḇə·sê·ṯer)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5643: A covering, hiding place, secrecy

of Your wings.
כְּנָפֶ֣יךָ (kə·nā·p̄e·ḵā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

Selah
סֶּֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 5542: Suspension, pause
(4) I will abide.--Rather, Let me be a guest in, etc. (Comp. Psalm 15:1; Psalm 27:4.)

Thy tabernacle . . .--It is difficult to decide whether this indicates. the Mosaic tabernacle, and so may be used as an index of the date of the poem; or whether the tent is a general figure for the protection of God, wherever it may be found. It certainly recalls Psalm 23:6.

For ever.--Literally, for ages or aeons. For the same plural, see Psalm 145:13.

I will trust . . .--Rather, let me find refuge under the shelter of thy wings. (For the image, see Note Psalm 17:8.)

Verse 4. - I will abide in thy tabernacle forever. As the psalmist is in exile, at "the end of the earth" (ver. 2), the literal "tabernacle" cannot be intended. A spiritual abiding in the heavenly dwelling, whereof the tabernacle was a type, must be meant (comp. Psalm 18:11). I will trust in the covert of thy wings (comp. Psalm 17:8; Psalm 36:7; Psalm 57:1; Psalm 63:7; Psalm 91:4). The origin of the metaphor is hardly to be sought in the outspread wings of the cherubim on the mercy seat; rather in the brooding wings of birds protecting and defending their young (Deuteronomy 32:11; Matthew 23:37). 61:1-4 David begins with prayers and tears, but ends with praise. Thus the soul, being lifted up to God, returns to the enjoyment of itself. Wherever we are, we have liberty to draw near to God, and may find a way open to the throne of grace. And that which separates us from other comforts, should drive us nearer to God, the fountain of all comfort. Though the heart is overwhelmed, yet it may be lifted up to God in prayer. Nay, I will cry unto thee, for by that means it will be supported and relieved. Weeping must quicken praying, and not deaden it. God's power and promise are a rock that is higher than we are. This rock is Christ. On the Divine mercy, as on a rock, David desired to rest his soul; but he was like a ship-wrecked sailor, exposed to the billows at the bottom of a rock too high for him to climb without help. David found that he could not be fixed on the Rock of salvation, unless the Lord placed him upon it. As there is safety in Him, and none in ourselves, let us pray to be led to and fixed upon Christ our Rock. The service of God shall be his constant work and business: all must make it so who expect to find God their shelter and strong tower. The grace of God shall be his constant comfort.
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