Psalms 22:30

30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.

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Psalms 22:30 in Other Translations

KJV
30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
ESV
30 Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
NLT
30 Our children will also serve him. Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.
MSG
30 Our children and their children will get in on this As the word is passed along from parent to child.
CSB
30 Descendants will serve Him; the next generation will be told about the Lord.

Psalms 22:30 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 22:30

A seed shall serve him
That is, Christ shall always have a seed to serve him in every age; a remnant according to the election of grace; see ( Romans 9:29 ) ; so that as the former verses speak of the amplitude of Christ's kingdom, through the calling of the Gentiles, these words and the following express the duration of it: and this "seed" either means Christ's seed; so the Septuagint version, and others that follow it, render it, "my seed"; the spiritual seed and offspring of Christ, which the Father has given him, and which shall endure for ever, ( Isaiah 53:10 ) ( Psalms 89:29 Psalms 89:36 ) ; or else the church's seed, which comes to the same thing; not the natural seed of believers, but a succession of godly men in the church, who are born in her, and nursed up at her side; see ( Isaiah 59:21 ) ; such shall, and do, in every age serve Christ, willingly and cheerfully, in righteousness and true holiness, without slavish fear, and yet with reverence and godly fear. The Chaldee paraphrase is, "the seed of Abraham shall serve before him"; but this seed designs not the Jews only, but the Gentiles also, and chiefly;

it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation;
of his people, his children whom he accounts of, reckons, and esteems as such; or the seed shall be reckoned to the Lord, as belonging to him, "unto generation"; that is, in every generation F17, throughout all ages, to the end of time; so the Targum, "to an after generation"; or "a generation to come".


FOOTNOTES:

F17 (rwdl) "in quacunque generatione", Noldius, p. 236. No. 1076.

Psalms 22:30 In-Context

28 for dominion belongs to the LORDand he rules over the nations.
29 All the rich of the earth will feast and worship; all who go down to the dust will kneel before him— those who cannot keep themselves alive.
30 Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord.
31 They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!

Cross References 2

  • 1. Isaiah 53:10; Isaiah 54:3; Isaiah 61:9; Isaiah 66:22; Psalms 102:28
  • 2. Psalms 102:18
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