6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life: and his years as many generations.
6 Increase the days of the king's life, his years for many generations.
6 Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations!
6 Let the days of the king add up to years and years of good rule.
6 You will prolong the king's life, His years as many generations.
6 Add many years to the life of the king! May his years span the generations!
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 61:6
Commentary on Psalm 61:5-8
(Read Psalm 61:5-8)
There is a people in the world that fear God's name. There is a heritage peculiar to that people; present comforts in the soul, earnests of future bliss. Those that fear God have enough in him, and must not complain. We need desire no better heritage than that of those who fear God. Those abide to good purpose in this world, who abide before God, serve him, and walk in his fear; those who do so, shall abide before him for ever. And these words are to be applied to Him of whom the angel said, the Lord shall give unto him the throne of his father David, and of his kingdom there shall be no end, Luke 1:32. God's promises, and our faith in them, are not to do away, but to encourage prayer. We need not desire to be better secured than under the protection of God's mercy and truth. And if we partake of that grace and truth which came by Jesus Christ, we may praise him, whatever be our outward circumstances. But renewed experience of God's mercy and truth towards his people in Christ, is the main matter of our joy in him, and our praise unto him.