Psalms 61:6

6 Increase the days of the king’s life, his years for many generations.

Psalms 61:6 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.
English Standard Version (ESV)
6 Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations!
New Living Translation (NLT)
6 Add many years to the life of the king! May his years span the generations!
The Message Bible (MSG)
6 Let the days of the king add up to years and years of good rule.
American Standard Version (ASV)
6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life; His years shall be as many generations.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
6 Add days upon days to the life of the king. May his years endure throughout every generation.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
6 Add days to the king's life; may his years span many generations.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
6 Add many days to the king's life. Let him live on and on for many years.

Psalms 61:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 61:6

Thou wilt prolong the King's life
Or "add days to the days of the King" F1. Meaning either himself, who, though his life was in danger by fighting with the Syrians and Edomites, or rather through the conspiracy of his son; yet was assured that he should yet live many years more, and especially in his posterity; and that his kingdom would be established for ever, as was promised him, ( 2 Samuel 7:12-16 ) . Or rather the King Messiah, so the Targum: and Kimchi observes, that if this psalm respects the captivity, the King is the King Messiah: it may be understood of his life as man; who, though he died, rose again, and lives for evermore; and that, as to the glory of God the Father, so to the good of his people, for whom he makes intercession; and of the continuance of his spiritual seed, in whom he may be said to live, and his days be prolonged, ( Isaiah 53:10 ) ; and of the duration of his kingdom, of which there will be no end. For it is an everlasting one, as follows:

[and] his years as many generations;
he living, and his posterity and kingdom continuing, age after age. The Targum is,

``his years as the generations of this world, and the generations of the world to, come.''


F1 (Pyowt Klm ymy le Mymy) "dies super dies regis adjicieo", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus

Psalms 61:6 In-Context

4 I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.
5 For you, God, have heard my vows; you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
6 Increase the days of the king’s life, his years for many generations.
7 May he be enthroned in God’s presence forever; appoint your love and faithfulness to protect him.
8 Then I will ever sing in praise of your name and fulfill my vows day after day.

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