Psalms 89:29

29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.

Psalms 89:29 in Other Translations

29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
29 I will establish his offspring forever and his throne as the days of the heavens.
29 I will preserve an heir for him; his throne will be as endless as the days of heaven.
29 I'll guarantee his family tree and underwrite his rule.
29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as heaven lasts.

Psalms 89:29 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 89:29

His seed also will I make to endure for ever
Not a race of kings from David, which ended at the Babylonish captivity; not the natural seed of David, not the Messiah himself, who sprung from him, but the Messiah's spiritual seed, which were given him by the Father, adopted through him, regenerated by his Spirit and grace, begotten through his Gospel, and the ministry of it, and born again in his church, and to whom he stands in the relation of the everlasting Father, ( Isaiah 9:6 ) ( 53:10 ) . The "enduring" of these "for ever" may denote the final perseverance of particular believers; which may be concluded from the relation of Christ, as an everlasting Father to them, who therefore must continue as his children; from his affection to them, from which there can be no separation; from their security in and by him, being in his hand, and in his heart; from their adoption, which is never revoked, being sons they are no more servants; from their regeneration of incorruptible seed; and from the nature of faith, which can never be lost: they that trust in the Lord are as Mount Zion, which endures for ever, ( Psalms 125:1 ) or it may be expressive of the duration of the church of Christ in general, throughout all periods of time, notwithstanding the malice and opposition of men and devils against it; see ( Matthew 16:18 ) ,

and his throne as the days of heaven;
a phrase signifying a great length of time, ( Deuteronomy 11:21 ) yea, invariable constancy and duration, ( Jeremiah 31:25 Jeremiah 31:36 ) ( Matthew 5:18 ) and indeed the throne of Christ is for ever and ever, and will be when the present earth and heavens are fled away, ( Psalms 45:6 ) ( Revelation 20:11 ) . Christ is upon a throne now in heaven, the same with his divine Father's; and here he must sit and reign, till all enemies are put under him; and he will be on a throne of glory when he judges the world, and in the New Jerusalem state for the space of a thousand years; and, after that, he will reign with his saints, and they with him, for evermore; his throne and kingdom are everlasting, ( Isaiah 9:7 ) ( Daniel 2:44 ) .

Psalms 89:29 In-Context

27 And I will appoint him to be my firstborn, the most exalted of the kings of the earth.
28 I will maintain my love to him forever, and my covenant with him will never fail.
29 I will establish his line forever, his throne as long as the heavens endure.
30 “If his sons forsake my law and do not follow my statutes,
31 if they violate my decrees and fail to keep my commands,

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 4,36; Deuteronomy 11:21; Jeremiah 33:17
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