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Psalms 89:45

    Psalms 89:45 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The days of his youth have you shortened: you have covered him with shame. Selah.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The days of his youth hast thou shortened: Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You have made him old before his time; he is covered with shame. (Selah.)

    Webster's Revision

    The days of his youth hast thou shortened: Thou hast covered him with shame. Selah

    World English Bible

    You have shortened the days of his youth. You have covered him with shame. Selah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 89:45

    The days of his youth hast thou shortened - Our kings have not reigned half their days, nor lived out half their lives. The four last kings of Judea reigned but a short time, and either died by the sword or in captivity.

    Jehoahaz reigned only three months, and was led captive to Egypt, where he died. Jehoiakim reigned only eleven years, and was tributary to the Chaldeans, who pat him to death, and cast his body into the common sewer. Jehoiachin reigned three months and ten days, and was led captive to Babylon, where he continued in prison to the time of Evilmerodach, who, though he loosed him from prison, never invested him with any power. Zedekiah, the last of all, had reigned only eleven years when he was taken, his eyes put out, was loaded with chains, and thus carried to Babylon. Most of these kings died a violent and premature death. Thus the days of their youth - of their power, dignity, and iife, were shortened, and they themselves covered with shame. Selah; so it most incontestably is.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 89:45

    The days of his youth hast thou shortened - This does not mean that he had shortened his life, but that he had abbreviated the period of his vigor, his hope, and his prosperity; instead of lengthening out these, and prolonging them into advancing years, he had by calamities, disappointments, reverses, and troubles, as it were, abridged them. No such youthful vigor, no such youthful hope now remained. The feelings of age - the cutting off from the world - had come suddenly upon him, even before he had reached the season when this might be expected to occur. Though at a time of life and in circumstances when he might have hoped for a longer continuance of that youthful vigor, he had suddenly been brought into the sad condition of an old man.

    Thou hast covered him with shame - Hast clothed him with shame or disgrace. Everything in his circumstances and in his appearance indicates shame and disgrace, and the divine displeasure.