Psalms 61:7

“He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He shall abide before God for euer: O prepare mercy and trueth which may preserue him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He will abide before God forever; Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He shall abide before God for ever: Oh prepare lovingkindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

May the seat of his authority be before God for ever; may mercy and righteousness keep him safe.
- Basic English Bible

He shall abide before God for ever: bestow loving-kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
- Darby Bible

He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
- Webster's Bible

He shall be enthroned in God's presence forever. Appoint your loving kindness and truth, that they may preserve him.
- World English Bible

He dwelleth to the age before God, Kindness and truth appoint -- they keep him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(61:8) May he be enthroned before God for ever! Appoint mercy and truth, that they may preserve him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 61:7


61:7 Abide - In the throne. Before God - Living and ruling as in God's presence, serving God and worshipping him in his tabernacle. Truth - Thy truth in giving me those mercies which thou hast promised, and thy mercy in giving me such further blessings as I needs.


Discussion for Psalms 61

  • BSP
    Verse 8: We should offer praise to Jehovah God each and every day and make sure that we fulfill any vows that we have made.
  • Bookreadingismything
    Lord God, thank you for hearing my cry. In Jesus' mighty name, Amen.
  • Lilian
    From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee when my heart is overwhelmed Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. Thank you Jesus you are the only one who can lift us up when we honour and praise you teach us Lord to be born again every moment of my life YOU ARE MY ROCK AND MY SALVATION AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Denise
    I am so glad I can turn to the Lord. In the timeof trouble he shall hide me.He's my friend when I need someone to talk to.Whe I get lonely I can call him.When my strength weakens I can lean on him. My heart feels like it's bleeding at times because of heartbreak.He heals broken hearts and diseases.Thank You Lord for healing and deliverance and I am so glad I can depend on you at all times.
  • BSP
    The Psalmist was asking for God to elevate him because he felt so low. We can pray for the same thing.
  • Geraldine
    Be Humble and always give all the glory to the Lord.

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