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Psalms 61:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He shall abide before God for ever: Oh prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, [which] may preserve him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He will abide before God forever; Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, [which] may preserve him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He shall abide before God for ever: bestow loving-kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Let him retain his seat age-abidingly before God, Appoint that, lovingkindness and faithfulness, my watch over him!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He dwelleth to the age before God, Kindness and truth appoint—they keep him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He abideth for ever in the sight of God: his mercy and truth who shall search?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He shall abide before God for euer: O prepare mercy and trueth [which] may preserue him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— He shall endure for ever before God: which of them will seek out his mercy and truth?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He shall abide before Elohim for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, [which] may preserve him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He shall abide 3427
{3427} Prime
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
before 6440
{6440} Prime
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
lhm אֱלֹהִים 430
{0430} Prime
Plural of H0433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative.
for ever: 5769
{5769} Prime
From H5956; properly concealed, that is, the vanishing point; generally time out of mind (past or future), that is, (practically) eternity; frequentative adverbially (especially with prepositional prefix) always.
O prepare 4487
{4487} Prime
A primitive root; properly to weigh out; by implication to allot or constitute officially; also to enumerate or enroll.
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
mercy 2617
{2617} Prime
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.
and truth, 571
{0571} Prime
Contracted from H0539; stability; figuratively certainty, truth, trustworthiness.
[which] may preserve 5341
{5341} Prime
A primitive root; to guard, in a good sense (to protect, maintain, obey, etc.) or a bad one (to conceal, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 61:6-7.

Psalms 61:7

_ _ abide before God — literally, “sit as a king in God’s presence,” under His protection.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 61:5-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 61:7

Abide — In the throne. Before God — Living and ruling as in God's presence, serving God and worshipping him in his tabernacle. Truth — Thy truth in giving me those mercies which thou hast promised, and thy mercy in giving me such further blessings as I needs.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 61:7

He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare (e) mercy and truth, [which] may preserve him.

(e) For the stability of my kingdom stands in your mercy and truth.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 41:12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. ... Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Luke 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
Hebrews 7:21-25 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:) ... Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Hebrews 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, [which are] the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:


Psalms 40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
Psalms 43:3 O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
Psalms 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me [from] the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed [be] the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I [being] in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master's brethren.
Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
Proverbs 20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
Micah 7:20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, [and] the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.
Luke 1:54-55 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of [his] mercy; ... As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
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Gn 24:27; 32:10. Ps 40:11; 41:12; 43:3; 57:3. Pv 20:28. Is 9:6. Mi 7:20. Lk 1:33, 54. He 7:21; 9:24.

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