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Psalms 72:7

    Psalms 72:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endures.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In his days shall the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In his days may the upright do well, living in peace as long as there is a moon in heaven.

    Webster's Revision

    In his days shall the righteous flourish, And abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.

    World English Bible

    In his days, the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace, till the moon be no more.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 72:7

    In his days shall the righteous flourish - There was nothing but peace and prosperity all the days of Solomon: for, "In his days Judah and Israel dwelt safely; every man under his vine and under his fig-tree, from Dan even to Beersheba;" 1 Kings 4:25.

    So long as the moon endureth - עד בלי ירח ad beli yareach, "Till there be no more moon."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 72:7

    In his days shall the righteous flourish - It will be a period when just and upright people will be protected, or when they shall receive the countenance of him who reigns. The administration of the kingdom that is to be set up will be in favor of righteousness or justice. The word "flourish" here is derived from the growth of plants - as plants sprout, or spring up - an emblem of prosperity.

    And abundance of peace - literally, "multitude of peace;" that is, The things which produce peace, or which indicate peace, will not be few, but numerous; they will abound everywhere. They will be found in towns and villages, and private dwellings; in the calm and just administration of the affairs of the State; in abundant harvests; in intelligence, in education, and in undisturbed industry; in the protection extended to the rights of all.

    So long as the moon endureth - Margin, as in Hebrew, "until there be no moon." That is, until the moon shall cease to shine upon the earth. See Psalm 72:5.