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Psalms 89:4

    Psalms 89:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Your seed will I establish for ever, and build up your throne to all generations. Selah.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thy seed will I establish for ever, And build up thy throne to all generations. Selah

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will make your seed go on for ever, your kingdom will be strong through all generations. (Selah.)

    Webster's Revision

    Thy seed will I establish for ever, And build up thy throne to all generations. Selah

    World English Bible

    'I will establish your seed forever, and build up your throne to all generations.'" Selah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:4

    Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations - And this covenant had most incontestably Jesus Christ in view. This is the seed, or posterity, that should sit on the throne, and reign for ever and ever. David and his family are long since become extinct; none of his race has sat on the Jewish throne for more than two thousand years: but the Christ has reigned invariably since that time, and will reign till all his enemies are put under his feet; and to this the psalmist says Selah. It will be so, it is so; and it cannot be otherwise; for the Lord hath sworn that he shall have an euerlasting kingdom, as he has an everlasting priesthood.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:4

    Thy seed will I establish for ever - Thy children; thy posterity. The reference is to his successors on the throne. The promise was that there should not fail to be one on his throne; that is, that his dynasty should never become extinct. See 2 Samuel 7:16 : "And thy house and thy kingdom shall be established forever before thee: thy throne shall be established forever." Compare also 1 Kings 2:4. The word rendered "establish" means properly to fit; then, to make firm; to put on a solid basis.

    And build up thy throne - It shall be kept up; it shall be like a building that is constantly progressing toward completion. The meaning is, that it would not fail. He would not begin the work, and then abandon it. The dynasty, the kingdom, the throne, would be complete and perpetual.

    To all generations - As long as the world should stand. This can have been accomplished only by the Messiah occupying in a spiritual sense the throne of "his father David." Compare Luke 1:32-33.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 89:4

    89:4 Build up - I will perpetuate the kingdom to thy posterity; which was promised upon condition, and was literally accomplished in Christ.