Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

May his name endure forever;
May his name increase as long as the sun shines;
And let men bless themselves by him;
Let all nations call him blessed.

King James Version

His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

Holman Bible

May his name endure forever;
as long as the sun shines,
may his fame increase.
May all nations be blessed by him
and call him blessed.

International Standard Version

May his fame be eternal as long as the sun may his name endure, and may they be blessed through him, and may all nations call him blessed.

A Conservative Version

His name shall endure forever. His name shall be continued as long as the sun. And men shall be blessed in him. All nations shall call him blessed.

American Standard Version

His name shall endure for ever; His name shall be continued as long as the sun: And men shall be blessed in him; All nations shall call him happy.

Amplified


May his name endure forever;
May his name continue as long as the sun;
And let men bless themselves by him;
Let all nations call him blessed.

Bible in Basic English

May his name go on for ever, as long as the sun: may men be blessing themselves by him; may all nations be blessing his name.

Darby Translation

His name shall endure for ever; his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall bless themselves in him; all nations shall call him blessed.

Julia Smith Translation

His name shall be forever: his name shall flourish before the sun: and they shall be praised in him: all nations shall pronounce him happy.

King James 2000

His name shall endure forever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

May his name endure forever. May his name increase {as long as the sun shines}, and let them be blessed in him. Let all nations call him blessed.

Modern King James verseion

His name shall endure forever; His name shall be continued as long as the sun; and men shall be blessed in Him; all nations shall call Him blessed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

His name shall endure forever; his name shall remain under the sun among the posterities, which shall be blessed in him. And all the heathen shall praise him.

NET Bible

May his fame endure! May his dynasty last as long as the sun remains in the sky! May they use his name when they formulate their blessings! May all nations consider him to be favored by God!

New Heart English Bible

His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him. All nations will call him blessed.

The Emphasized Bible

May his Name he age-abiding, In the presence of the sun, let his Name flourish, - And may all the families of the ground bless themselves in him, All nations, pronounce him happy!

Webster

His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

World English Bible

His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him. All nations will call him blessed.

Youngs Literal Translation

His name is to the age, Before the sun is his name continued, And they bless themselves in him, All nations do pronounce him happy.

References

Context Readings

A Prayer For The King

16 May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains;
Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon;
And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.
17 May his name endure forever;
May his name increase as long as the sun shines;
And let men bless themselves by him;
Let all nations call him blessed.
18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel,
Who alone works wonders.


Cross References

Genesis 12:3

And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”

Genesis 22:18

In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.”

Psalm 89:36

“His descendants shall endure forever
And his throne as the sun before Me.

Luke 1:48

“For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave;
For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed.

Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

Luke 1:31-33

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.

Exodus 3:15

God, furthermore, said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.

Psalm 45:17

I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.

Jeremiah 4:2

And you will swear, ‘As the Lord lives,’
In truth, in justice and in righteousness;
Then the nations will bless themselves in Him,
And in Him they will glory.”

Matthew 1:21

She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Matthew 1:23

Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, “God with us.”

Acts 3:16

And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.

Galatians 3:14

in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

Ephesians 3:14

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,

Philippians 2:10

so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

Colossians 1:3

We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Revelation 15:4

Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy;
For all the nations will come and worship before You,
For Your righteous acts have been revealed.”

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