Psalms 61:4

4 I will live in Your tent forever and take refuge under the shelter of Your wings.[a] Selah

Psalms 61:4 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 61:4

I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever
Under the protection of the Lord, as in a shepherd's tent, or as in one belonging to a general of an army, where are fulness and safety; (See Gill on Psalms 27:5); or else the tabernacle of the congregation is meant; the house of God, the place of divine and public worship, where he desired and determined always to continue, ( Psalms 23:6 ) ; or else the tabernacle which was prefigured by that below, where he knew he should dwell to all eternity. Kimchi, by "for ever", understands a long time; and Jarchi explains it both of this world and of the world to come; which is true, understanding the tabernacle of the church below, and the church above;

I will trust in the covert of thy wings.
Or, "in" or "into the secret of thy wings" F26; this he determined to make his refuge for the present time, and while in this world; (See Gill on Psalms 57:1).

Selah; on this word, (See Gill on Psalms 3:2).


F26 (rtob) "in abscondito", Pagninus, Montanus; "in occultum", Junius & Tremellius.

Psalms 61:4 In-Context

2 I call to You from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me,
3 for You have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.
4 I will live in Your tent forever and take refuge under the shelter of Your wings. Selah
5 God, You have heard my vows; You have given a heritage to those who fear Your name.
6 Add days to the king's life; may his years span many generations.

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