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Psalms 72:5

    Psalms 72:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They shall fear thee while the sun endureth, And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    May his life go on as long as the sun and moon, through all generations.

    Webster's Revision

    They shall fear thee while the sun endureth, And so long as the moon, throughout all generations.

    World English Bible

    They shall fear you while the sun endures; and as long as the moon, throughout all generations.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They shall fear thee while the sun endureth, and so long as the moon, throughout all generations.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 72:5

    They shall fear thee - There is no sense in which this can be spoken of Solomon, nor indeed of any other man: it belongs to Jesus Christ, and to him alone. He is the Prance of peace, who shall be feared and reverenced "through all generations, and as long as the sun and moon endure."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 72:5

    They shall fear thee - That is, "men" shall fear thee, or thou shalt be feared, or reverenced. The idea is, that his reign would continue, or that he would be obeyed during all the time mentioned here.

    As long as the sun and moon endure - literally, "With the sun, and before the moon;" that is, as long as they have the sun with them, or have it to shine upon them, and as long as they are in the presence of the moon, or have its light. In other words, they would continue to the end of time; or to the end of the world. It does not denote "eternity," for it is not assumed in the Bible that the sun and moon will continue forever; but the idea is, that as long as the sun shall continue to shine upon the earth - as long as people shall dwell upon the earth - the kingdom would be perpetual. There would be no change of dynasty; no new empire would arise to displace and to supersede this. This would be the dynasty under which the affairs of the world would be wound up; this the kingdom which would be found at the consummation of all things. The reign of the Messiah will be the "final" reign in the earth; that under which the affairs of earth will close.

    Throughout all generations - While the generations of people dwell on the earth.