Psalms 72:17

“His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 72:17

His name shall endure for euer: his name shalbe continued as long as the sunne: and men shalbeblessed in him; all nations shall call him blessed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

May his name endure forever; May his name increase as long as the sun {shines;} And let {men} bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

His name shall endure for ever; His name shall be continued as long as the sun: And men shall be blessed in him; All nations shall call him happy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

May his name go on for ever, as long as the sun: may men be blessing themselves by him; may all nations be blessing his name.
- Basic English Bible

His name shall endure for ever; his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and [men] shall bless themselves in him; all nations shall call him blessed.
- Darby Bible

His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
- Webster's Bible

His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him. All nations will call him blessed.
- World English Bible

His name is to the age, Before the sun is his name continued, And they bless themselves in him, All nations do pronounce him happy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

May his name endure for ever; may his name be continued as long as the sun; may men also bless themselves by him; may all nations call him happy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 72:17

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 72:17


72:15 Live - Long and prosperous, as Solomon: yea, eternally as Christ. Gold - This was done to Solomon, #1Kings 10:15|, and to Christ, #Matt 2:11|. But such expressions as these being used of Christ and his kingdom, are commonly understood in a spiritual sense.

72:16 A handful - This intimates the small beginnings of his kingdom; and therefore does not agree to Solomon, whose kingdom was in a manner as large at the beginning of his reign, as at the end, but it exactly agrees to Christ. The earth - Sown in the earth. Mountains - In the most barren grounds. Shake - It shall yield such abundance of corn, that the ears being thick and high, shall, when they are shaken with the wind, make a noise not unlike that which the tops of the trees of Lebanon, sometimes make. Of the city - The citizens of Jerusalem, which are here put for the subjects of this kingdom.


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