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Psalm 72:5 New English Translation (NET Bible)

People will fear[a] you[b] as long as the sun and moon remain in the sky,
for generation after generation.[c]

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 72:5 tn In this context “fear” probably means “to demonstrate respect for the Lord’s power and authority by worshiping him and obeying his commandments.” See Ps 33:8. Some interpreters, with the support of the LXX, prefer to read וְיַאֲרִיךְ (veyaʾarikh, “and he [the king in this case] will prolong [days]”), that is, “will live a long time” (cf. NIV, NRSV).
  2. Psalm 72:5 tn God is the addressee (see vv. 1-2).
  3. Psalm 72:5 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.
New English Translation (NET)

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