Psalm 72:17
New International Version
May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed.

New Living Translation
May the king's name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun shines. May all nations be blessed through him and bring him praise.

English Standard Version
May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed!

Berean Study Bible
May his name endure forever; may his name increase as long as the sun shines. In him may all nations be blessed; may they call him blessed.

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.

Christian Standard Bible
May his name endure forever; as long as the sun shines, may his fame increase. May all nations be blessed by him and call him blessed.

Contemporary English Version
May the glory of the king shine brightly forever like the sun in the sky. Let him make nations prosper and learn to praise him.

Good News Translation
May the king's name never be forgotten; may his fame last as long as the sun. May all nations ask God to bless them as he has blessed the king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May his name endure forever; as long as the sun shines, may his fame increase. May all nations be blessed by him and call him blessed.

International Standard Version
May his fame be eternal— as long as the sun— may his name endure, and may they be blessed through him, and may all nations call him blessed.

NET Bible
May his fame endure! May his dynasty last as long as the sun remains in the sky! May they use his name when they formulate their blessings! May all nations consider him to be favored by God!

New Heart 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his Name shall be blessed to eternity and his Name is before the sun; all the nations will be blessed in him and they all will glorify him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
May his name endure forever. May his name continue as long as the sun [shines]. May all nations be blessed through him and call him blessed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
May his name endure for ever; May his name be continued as long as the sun; May men also bless themselves by him; May all nations call him happy.

New American Standard 1977
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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
His name shall endure for ever; before the sun his name shall be disseminated, and all Gentiles shall be blessed in him; they shall call him blessed.

King James 2000 Bible
His name shall endure forever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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 happy.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let his name be blessed for ever: his name shall endure longer than the sun: and all the tribes of the earth shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let his name be blessed for evermore : his name continueth before the sun. And in him shall all the tribes of the earth be blessed: all nations shall magnify him.

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.

English Revised Version
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 happy.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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.
Study Bible
Endow the King with Your Justice
16May there be an abundance of grain in the land; may it sway atop the hills. May its fruit trees flourish like the forests of Lebanon, and its people like the grass of the field. 17May his name endure forever; may his name increase as long as the sun shines. In him may all nations be blessed; may they call him blessed. 18Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds.…
Cross References
Luke 1:48
For He has looked with favor on the humble state of His servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed.

Genesis 12:3
I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you; and all the families of the earth will be blessed through you."

Genesis 22:18
And through your offspring all nations of the earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice."

Exodus 3:15
God also told Moses, "Say to the Israelites, '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 how I am to be remembered in every generation.

Psalm 72:5
May they fear him as long as the sun shines, as long as the moon remains, through all generations.

Psalm 89:36
his offspring will endure forever, and his throne will be like the sun before Me,

Psalm 135:13
Your name, O LORD, endures forever, Your renown, O LORD, through all generations.

Zechariah 8:13
As you have been a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you, and you will be a blessing. Do not be afraid; let your hands be strong."

Treasury of Scripture

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.

His name

Psalm 45:17
I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

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

Isaiah 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

shall endure.

Ephesians 3:14
For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Colossians 1:3
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

men

Genesis 12:3
And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 22:18
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Acts 3:16
And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

all nations

Jeremiah 4:2
And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.

Luke 1:48
For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.

Revelation 15:4
Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.







Lexicon
May his name
שְׁמ֨וֹ (šə·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

endure
יְהִ֤י (yə·hî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

forever;
לְֽעוֹלָ֗ם (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

may his name
שְׁ֫מ֥וֹ (šə·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

increase
יִנּ֪וֹן (yin·nō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5125: To resprout, propagate by shoots, to be perpetual

as
לִפְנֵי־ (lip̄·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

long as the sun shines.
שֶׁמֶשׁ֮ (še·meš)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8121: The sun, the east, a ray, a notched battlement

In him
ב֑וֹ (ḇōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

may all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

nations
גּוֹיִ֥ם (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

be blessed;
וְיִתְבָּ֥רְכוּ (wə·yiṯ·bā·rə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

may they call him blessed.
יְאַשְּׁרֽוּהוּ׃ (yə·’aš·šə·rū·hū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 833: To be straight, to go forward, be honest, proper
(17) Shall be continued.--Rather, have issue. Literally, send out new shoots.

As long as the sun.--See Note on Psalm 72:5.

Shall be blessed in him.--Or, bless themselves in him. The meaning is clear, though the Hebrew is rather vague. The monarch will himself be a source of blessing to his people, who will never tire of blessing him. The psalmist's prayer finds a genuine echo in the noble dedication of In Memoriam:

"May you rule us long,

And leave us rulers of your blood

As noble, till the latest day!

May children of our children say,

'She wrought her people lasting good.' "

For the doxology closing the second book, and for the note apparently appended by the collector of this book, "the prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended," see General Introduction.

Verse 17. - His Name shall endure forever (comp. Psalm 45:2, 6; Psalm 102:12; Isaiah 9:7). "The eternity of the Name is based upon the eternity of the kingdom" (Hengstenberg). His Name shall be continued as long as the sun (comp. ver. 5); or, his Name shall be renewed - shall spring again to fresh life. Dr. Kay compares an expression of Renan's, "Son culte se rajeunira." And men shall be blessed in him; literally, men shall bless themselves in him (comp. Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:4). All nations shall call him blessed. With these words the psalm, properly speaking, ends. The doxology (vers. 18, 19) and the note (ver. 20) were probably appended by the arranger of the book. 72:2-17 This is a prophecy of the kingdom of Christ; many passages in it cannot be applied to the reign of Solomon. There were righteousness and peace at first in the administration of his government; but, before the end of his reign, there were troubles and unrighteousness. The kingdom here spoken of is to last as long as the sun, but Solomon's was soon at an end. Even the Jewish expositors understood it of the kingdom of the Messiah. Observe many great and precious promises here made, which were to have full accomplishment only in the kingdom of Christ. As far as his kingdom is set up, discord and contentions cease, in families, churches, and nations. The law of Christ, written in the heart, disposes men to be honest and just, and to render to all their due; it likewise disposes men to live in love, and so produces abundance of peace. Holiness and love shall be lasting in Christ's kingdom. Through all the changes of the world, and all the changes of life, Christ's kingdom will support itself. And he shall, by the graces and comforts of his Spirit, come down like rain upon the mown grass; not on that cut down, but that which is left growing, that it may spring again. His gospel has been, or shall be, preached to all nations. Though he needs not the services of any, yet he must be served with the best. Those that have the wealth of this world, must serve Christ with it, do good with it. Prayer shall be made through him, or for his sake; whatever we ask of the Father, should be in his name. Praises shall be offered to him: we are under the highest obligations to him. Christ only shall be feared throughout all generations. To the end of time, and to eternity, his name shall be praised. All nations shall call HIM blessed.
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