Psalms 45 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 45


Psalms 45:1

My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Psalms 45:2

Thou art fairer than the children of men; Grace is poured into thy lips: Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

Psalms 45:3

Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, Thy glory and thy majesty.

Psalms 45:4

And in thy majesty ride on prosperously, Because of truth and meekness [and] righteousness: And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

Psalms 45:5

Thine arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under thee; [They are] in the heart of the king’s enemies.

Psalms 45:6

Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Psalms 45:7

Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness: Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Psalms 45:8

All thy garments [smell of] myrrh, and aloes, [and] cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.

Psalms 45:9

Kings’ daughters are among thy honorable women: At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

Psalms 45:10

Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; Forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house:

Psalms 45:11

So will the king desire thy beauty; For he is thy lord; And reverence thou him.

Psalms 45:12

And the daughter of Tyre [shall be there] with a gift; The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.

Psalms 45:13

The king’s daughter within [the palace] is all glorious: Her clothing is inwrought with gold.

Psalms 45:14

She shall be led unto the king in broidered work: The virgins her companions that follow her Shall be brought unto thee.

Psalms 45:15

With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led: They shall enter into the king’s palace.

Psalms 45:16

Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.

Psalms 45:17

I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: Therefore shall the peoples give thee thanks for ever and ever.

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