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

New Living Translation
Add many years to the life of the king! May his years span the generations!

English Standard Version
Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations!

Berean Study Bible
Increase the days of the king’s life; may his years span many generations.

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

New King James Version
You will prolong the king’s life, His years as many generations.

New American Standard Bible
You will prolong the king’s life; His years will be like generations.

NASB 1995
You will prolong the king’s life; His years will be as many generations.

NASB 1977
Thou wilt prolong the king’s life; His years will be as many generations.

Amplified Bible
You will prolong the king’s life [adding days upon days]; His years will be like many generations.

Christian Standard Bible
Add days to the king’s life; may his years span many generations.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Add days to the king’s life; may his years span many generations.

American Standard Version
Thou wilt prolong the king's life; His years shall be as many generations.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you have added days upon the days of the King, and his years to the generation of generations as an inheritance

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou shalt add days to the days of the king; thou shalt lengthen his years to all generations.

Contemporary English Version
Let the king have a long and healthy life.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou wilt add days to the days of the king: his years even to generation and generation.

English Revised Version
Thou wilt prolong the king's life: his years shall be as many generations.

Good News Translation
Add many years to the king's life; let him live on and on!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Add days upon days to the life of the king. May his years endure throughout every generation.

International Standard Version
Add day after day to the king's life; may his years continue for many generations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Mayest Thou add days unto the king's days! May his years be as many generations!

Literal Standard Version
You add days to the days of the king, His years as generation and generation.

NET Bible
Give the king long life! Make his lifetime span several generations!

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

Additional Translations ...
Context
You Have Heard My Vows
5For You have heard my vows, O God; You have given me the inheritance reserved for those who fear Your name. 6Increase the days of the king’s life; may his years span many generations. 7May he sit enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint Your loving devotion and Your faithfulness to guard him.…

Cross References
Psalm 21:4
He asked You for life, and You granted it--length of days, forever and ever.

Psalm 61:7
May he sit enthroned in God's presence forever; appoint Your loving devotion and Your faithfulness to guard him.


Treasury of Scripture

You will prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.

wilt prolong the king's life.

Psalm 21:4,6
He asked life of thee, and thou gavest 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; and daily shall he be praised…

Isaiah 53:10
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

many generations [heb.

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









(6) See margin, and render as a prayer.

Verse 6. - Thou wilt prolong (or, mayest thou prolong) the king's life. The question arises - What king? Some answer that David prays for the extension of his own life; or, if not exactly of his own life, then for the prolongation of his dynasty upon the throne (Hengstenberg); others suggest that a distant exile, perhaps in Assyria, prays for the life of the reigning King of Judah, Josiah probably ('Four Friends,' p. 117); but the Messianic interpretation is perhaps the best. The writer, lifted up above himself and above sublunary things, abiding, as he does, in the spiritual tabernacle under the shelter of God's wings (ver. 4), prays for long continuance of days for the true King, the ideal King, Messiah, of whom David and his house are types: "Mayest thou add days to the days of the King," and make his years as many generations; or, as generation and generation; i.e. eternally continuous.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Increase
תּוֹסִ֑יף (tō·w·sîp̄)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

the days
יָמִ֣ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3117: A day

of
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the king’s
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

life;
יְמֵי־ (yə·mê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

may his years
שְׁ֝נוֹתָ֗יו (nō·w·ṯāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8141: A year

span many generations.
דֹ֥ר (ḏōr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling


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