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Psalm 61:7 ASV
He shall abide before God for ever: Oh prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
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Psalm 61:7 BBE
May the seat of his authority be before God for ever; may mercy and righteousness keep him safe.
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Psalm 61:7 CEB
Let him be enthroned forever before God! Make it so love and faithfulness watch over him!
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Psalm 61:7 CJB
May he be enthroned in God's presence forever! Appoint grace and truth to preserve him!
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Psalm 61:7 RHE
(60-8) He abideth for ever in the sight of God: his mercy and truth who shall search?
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Psalm 61:7 ESV
May he be enthroned forever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!
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Psalm 61:7 GW
May he sit enthroned in the presence of God forever. May mercy and truth protect him.
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Psalm 61:7 GNT
May he rule forever in your presence, O God; protect him with your constant love and faithfulness.
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Psalm 61:7 HNV
He shall be enthroned in God's presence forever. Appoint your lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
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Psalm 61:7 CSB
May he sit enthroned before God forever; appoint faithful love and truth to guard him.
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Psalm 61:7 KJV
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
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Psalm 61:7 LEB
May he live forever in the presence of God. Appoint loyal love and faithfulness to preserve him.
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Psalm 61:7 NAS
He will abide before God forever; Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.
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Psalm 61:7 NCV
Let him rule in the presence of God forever. Protect him with your love and truth.
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Psalm 61:7 NIRV
May he always enjoy your blessing as he rules. Let your love and truth keep him safe.
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Psalm 61:7 NIV
May he be enthroned in God's presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
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Psalm 61:7 NKJV
He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him!
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Psalm 61:7 NLT
May he reign under God's protection forever. Appoint your unfailing love and faithfulness to watch over him.
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Psalm 61:7 NRS
May he be enthroned forever before God; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!
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Psalm 61:7 RSV
May he be enthroned for ever before God; bid steadfast love and faithfulness watch over him!
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Psalm 61:7 DBY
He shall abide before God for ever: bestow loving-kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
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Psalm 61:7 MSG
Set his throne in the full light of God; post Steady Love and Good Faith as lookouts,
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Psalm 61:7 WBT
He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, [which] may preserve him.
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Psalm 61:7 TMB
He shall abide before God for ever; O prepare mercy and truth, that they may preserve him.
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Psalm 61:7 TNIV
May he be enthroned in God's presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
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Psalm 61:7 WEB
He shall be enthroned in God's presence forever. Appoint your lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
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Psalm 61:7 WYC
He dwelleth [into] without end in the sight of God; who shall seek the mercy and truth of him? (He shall live before God forever; may thy love, and thy faithfulness, preserve, and protect him.)
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Psalm 61:7 YLT
He dwelleth to the age before God, Kindness and truth appoint -- they keep him.
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Psalms 61 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 61

David seeks God upon former experience. (1-4) He vows to serve God. (5-8)

Verses 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.

Verses 5-8 There is a people in the world that fear God's name. There is a heritage peculiar to that people; present comforts in the soul, earnests of future bliss. Those that fear God have enough in him, and must not complain. We need desire no better heritage than that of those who fear God. Those abide to good purpose in this world, who abide before God, serve him, and walk in his fear; those who do so, shall abide before him for ever. And these words are to be applied to Him of whom the angel said, the Lord shall give unto him the throne of his father David, and of his kingdom there shall be no end, ( Luke 1:32 ) . God's promises, and our faith in them, are not to do away, but to encourage prayer. We need not desire to be better secured than under the protection of God's mercy and truth. And if we partake of that grace and truth which came by Jesus Christ, we may praise him, whatever be our outward circumstances. But renewed experience of God's mercy and truth towards his people in Christ, is the main matter of our joy in him, and our praise unto him.

Psalms 61 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 61

Psalms 61:1-8 . Neginah--or, Neginoth Separated from his usual spiritual privileges, perhaps by Absalom's rebellion, the Psalmist prays for divine aid, and, in view of past mercies, with great confidence of being heard.

1-3. From the end--that is, places remote from the sanctuary ( Deuteronomy 28:64 ).

2. heart is overwhelmed--literally, "covered over with darkness," or, "distress."
to the rock--( Psalms 18:2 , 40:2 ).
higher than I--which otherwise I cannot ascend.

3. shelter . . . and strong tower--repeat the same sentiment.

4. I will abide--So I desire to do (compare Psalms 23:6 ).
trust in the covert, &c.--make my refuge, in the shadow (compare Psalms 17:8 , 36:7 ).

5. the heritage--or, part in the spiritual blessings of Israel ( Psalms 21:2-4 ).
vows--implies prayers.

6, 7. the king--himself and his royal line ending in Christ. Mercy and truth personified, as in Psalms 40:11 , 57:3 .

7. abide before God--literally, "sit as a king in God's presence," under His protection.

8. Thus for new blessings will new vows of praise ever be paid.