Psalm 61:4

4 I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.a

Read Psalm 61:4 Using Other Translations

I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings! Selah
Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings! Interlude

What does Psalm 61:4 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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).


FOOTNOTES:

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