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Psalm 21:4

ESV He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.
NIV He asked you for life, and you gave it to him-- length of days, for ever and ever.
NASB He asked for life from You, You gave it to him, Length of days forever and ever.
CSB He asked you for life, and you gave it to him -- length of days forever and ever.
NLT He asked you to preserve his life, and you granted his request. The days of his life stretch on forever.
KJV He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

What does Psalm 21:4 mean?

David aged and died like any other mortal man. He lived 70 years (2 Samuel 5:4), so how do we interpret the comment here that God gave him "length of days forever and ever?" In 2 Samuel 7 we read the covenant the Lord made with David. He said, "When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you…and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever" (2 Samuel 7:12–13) God also promised David: "Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me. Your throne shall be established forever" (2 Samuel 7:16).

The Lord promised David an endless dynasty, and when Jesus, the Son of David, Israel's Messiah, returns to earth He will reign forever from the throne of David (Luke 1:30–33).
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