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

New Living Translation
May he reign under God’s protection forever. May your unfailing love and faithfulness watch over him.

English Standard Version
May he be enthroned forever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!

Berean Study Bible
May he sit enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint Your loving devotion and Your faithfulness to guard him.

King James Bible
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.

New King James Version
He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him!

New American Standard Bible
He will sit enthroned before God forever; Appoint faithfulness and truth that they may watch over him.

NASB 1995
He will abide before God forever; Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.

NASB 1977
He will abide before God forever; Appoint lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.

Amplified Bible
He will sit enthroned forever before [the face of] God; Appoint lovingkindness and truth to watch over and preserve him.

Christian Standard Bible
May he sit enthroned before God forever. Appoint faithful love and truth to guard him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May he sit enthroned before God forever; appoint faithful love and truth to guard him.

American Standard Version
He shall abide before God for ever: Oh prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
That grace and truth, which will keep him, may be established before God to eternity.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He shall endure for ever before God: which of them will seek out his mercy and truth?

Contemporary English Version
May he always rule with you, God, at his side; may your love and loyalty watch over him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He abideth for ever in the sight of God: his mercy and truth who shall search ?

English Revised Version
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.

Good News Translation
May he rule forever in your presence, O God; protect him with your constant love and faithfulness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May he sit enthroned in the presence of God forever. May mercy and truth protect him.

International Standard Version
May he be enthroned before God forever; Appoint your gracious love and truth to guard him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
May he be enthroned before God for ever! Appoint mercy and truth, that they may preserve him.

Literal Standard Version
He dwells before God for all time, "" Appoint kindness and truth—they keep him.

NET Bible
May he reign forever before God! Decree that your loyal love and faithfulness should protect him.

New Heart English Bible
He shall be enthroned in God's presence forever. Appoint your loving kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.

World English Bible
He shall be enthroned in God's presence forever. Appoint your loving kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.

Young's Literal Translation
He dwelleth to the age before God, Kindness and truth appoint -- they keep him.

Additional Translations ...
Context
You Have Heard My Vows
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. 8Then I will ever sing praise to Your name and fulfill my vows day by day.…

Cross References
Psalm 40:11
O LORD, do not withhold Your mercy from me; Your loving devotion and faithfulness will always guard me.

Psalm 41:12
In my integrity You uphold me and set me in Your presence forever.

Psalm 125:1
Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion. It cannot be moved; it abides forever.


Treasury of Scripture

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

abide

Psalm 41:12
And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

Isaiah 9:6,7
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace…

Luke 1:33
And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

prepare

Psalm 40:11
Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

Psalm 43:3
O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Psalm 57:3
He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.









(7) He shall abide.--Better, may he sit enthroned.

Prepare.--Rather, appoint. But the LXX. had a different reading, and an ingenious emendation has been suggested from a comparison with Psalm 40:11, viz., "let mercy and truth continually preserve him."

Verse 7. - He shall abide (or, may he abide) before God forever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him; literally, appoint that mercy and truth may preserve him. Let "mercy and truth," the highest of thy attributes, preserve him, and keep him in life forever.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
May he sit enthroned
יֵשֵׁ֣ב (yê·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in God’s
אֱלֹהִ֑ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

presence
לִפְנֵ֣י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

forever;
ע֭וֹלָם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

appoint
מַ֣ן (man)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 4487: To weigh out, to allot, constitute officially, to enumerate, enroll

Your loving devotion
חֶ֥סֶד (ḥe·seḏ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

and Your faithfulness
וֶ֝אֱמֶ֗ת (we·’ĕ·meṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

to guard him.
יִנְצְרֻֽהוּ׃ (yin·ṣə·ru·hū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5341: To watch, guard, keep


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