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Psalms 102:28

    Psalms 102:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The children of your servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The children of thy servants shall continue, And their seed shall be established before thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The children of your servants will have a safe resting-place, and their seed will be ever before you.

    Webster's Revision

    The children of thy servants shall continue, And their seed shall be established before thee.

    World English Bible

    The children of your servants will continue. Their seed will be established before you." By David.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 102:28

    The children of thy servants shall continue - Thy Church shall be permanent, because founded on thee, it shall live throughout all the revolutions of time. And as thy followers are made partakers of the Divine nature they shall live in union with God in the other world, deriving eternal duration from the inexhaustible Fountain of being. Nothing can be permanent but by God's supporting and renewing influence.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 102:28

    The children of thy servants shall continue - The descendants of those that serve and obey thee. This represents the confident expectation of the psalmist that, as God was unchangeable, all his promises toward his people would be fulfilled, even though the heavens and the earth should pass away. God was the same. His word would not fail. His promises were sure. Compare Matthew 5:18; Matthew 24:35. The word rendered "continue," means to dwell, as in a habitation; then, to abide. It stands opposed to a wandering, nomadic life, and indicates permanency.

    And their seed shall be established before thee - The word used here means properly to stand erect; then to set up, to erect, to place, to found, to make firm, as a city, Psalm 107:36; the earth, Psalm 24:2; the heavens, Proverbs 3:19. It means here that they would be firmly and permanently established: that is, the church of God would be permanent in the earth. It would not be like the generations of people that pass away. It would not be like the nomadic tribes of the desert that have no fixed habitation, and that wander from place to place. It would not be even like the heavens that might put on new forms, or wholly pass away: it would be as enduring and changeless as God himself; it would, in its proper form, endure forever. As God is eternal and unchangeable, so would the safety and welfare of his people be.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 102:28

    102:28 Continue - Though the heavens and earth perish, yet we rest assured that our children, and their children after them, shall enjoy an happy restitution to, and settlement in their own land.