61:6 Give the king long life!
Make his lifetime span several generations! 1
Decree that your loyal love and faithfulness should protect him. 3
for generation after generation. 6
1 tn Heb “days upon days of the king add, his years like generation and generation.”
sn It is not certain if the (royal) psalmist is referring to himself in the third person in this verse, or if an exile is praying on behalf of the king.
2 tn Heb “sit [enthroned].” The prefixed verbal form is understood as a jussive here, expressing the psalmist’s prayer.
3 tn Heb “loyal love and faithfulness appoint, let them protect him.”
4 tn In this context “fear” probably means “to demonstrate respect for the
6 tn Heb “with [the] sun, and before [the] moon [for] a generation, generations.” The rare expression דּוֹר דּוֹרִים (dor dorim, “generation, generations”) occurs only here, in Ps 102:24, and in Isa 51:8.