Psalm 89:45
New International Version
You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with a mantle of shame.

New Living Translation
You have made him old before his time and publicly disgraced him. Interlude

English Standard Version
You have cut short the days of his youth; you have covered him with shame. Selah

Berean Study Bible
You have cut short the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah

King James Bible
The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

New King James Version
The days of his youth You have shortened; You have covered him with shame. Selah

New American Standard Bible
You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah

NASB 1995
You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah.

NASB 1977
Thou hast shortened the days of his youth; Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

Amplified Bible
You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
You have shortened the days of his youth; you have covered him with shame. Selah

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have shortened the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah

American Standard Version
The days of his youth hast thou shortened: Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you have diminished the days of his youth and you have clothed him in shame!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast shortened the days of his throne: thou hast poured shame upon him. Pause.

Contemporary English Version
You made an old man of him and put him to shame.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast shortened the days of his time: thou hast covered him with confusion.

English Revised Version
The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah

Good News Translation
You have made him old before his time and covered him with disgrace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You cut short the days of his youth and covered him with shame. [Selah]

International Standard Version
You have caused the days of his youth to be cut short; you have covered him with shame. Interlude

JPS Tanakh 1917
The days of his youth hast Thou shortened; Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah

Literal Standard Version
You have shortened the days of his youth, Have covered him over [with] shame. Selah.

NET Bible
You have cut short his youth, and have covered him with shame. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
You have shortened the days of his youth. You have covered him with shame. Selah.

World English Bible
You have shortened the days of his youth. You have covered him with shame. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast shortened the days of his youth, Hast covered him over with shame. Selah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Will Sing of His Love Forever
44You have ended his splendor and cast his throne to the ground. 45You have cut short the days of his youth; You have covered him with shame. Selah 46How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath keep burning like fire?…

Cross References
Psalm 44:15
All day long my disgrace is before me, and shame has covered my face,

Psalm 71:13
May the accusers of my soul be ashamed and consumed; may those who seek my harm be covered with scorn and disgrace.

Psalm 102:23
He has broken my strength on the way; He has cut short my days.

Psalm 109:29
May my accusers be clothed with disgrace; may they wear their shame like a robe.


Treasury of Scripture

The days of his youth have you shortened: you have covered him with shame. Selah.

the

Psalm 89:28,29
My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him…

2 Chronicles 10:19
And Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day.

Isaiah 63:18
The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

thou

Psalm 44:15
My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face hath covered me,

Psalm 109:29
Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.

Micah 7:10
Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.









Verse 45. - The days of his youth hast thou shortened. This does not seem to mean an actual cutting short by death (since the Davidical king has been spoken of as alive in vers. 38, 41, 43), but rather a cutting short of youthful energy and vigour, a premature senescence, such as may well have fallen upon Jehoiachin or Zedekiah. Thou hast covered him with shame; or, "heaped shame upon him" - "covered him up with shame." The phrase would suit Jehoiachin, who was kept in prison by Nebuchadnezzar, and in "prison garments" (2 Kings 25:29), for the space of thirty-five years.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You have shortened
הִ֭קְצַרְתָּ (hiq·ṣar·tā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7114: To dock off, curtail, to harvest

the days
יְמֵ֣י (yə·mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of his youth;
עֲלוּמָ֑יו (‘ă·lū·māw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5934: Youth, youthful vigor

You have covered
הֶֽעֱטִ֨יתָ (he·‘ĕ·ṭî·ṯā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5844: To wrap oneself, enwrap, envelop oneself

him
עָלָ֖יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

with shame.
בּוּשָׁ֣ה (bū·šāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 955: Shame

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's 5542: Suspension, pause


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