PSALM 72:5



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“They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.”

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Psalm 72:5 Translation & Meaning

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They shall fear יִֽירָא֥וּךָ To fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten fear
thee as long as עִם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) long
the sun שָׁ֑מֶשׁ The sun; by implication, the east; figuratively, a ray, i.e., (architectural) a notched battlement sun
and moon יָ֝רֵ֗חַ The moon moon
endure, וְלִפְנֵ֥י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) endure
throughout all דּ֣וֹר Properly, a revolution of time, i.e., an age or generation; also a dwelling throughout all
generations. דּוֹרִֽים׃ Properly, a revolution of time, i.e., an age or generation; also a dwelling generations

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  • 3  The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

  • 4  He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.

  • 5  They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.

  • 6  He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

  • 7  In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.

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