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Psalms 45:1

Overview - Psalms 45
The majesty and grace of Christ's kingdom.
10 The duty of the church, and the benefits thereof.
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Psalms 45:1  (King James Version)
My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
 


(Title
) To the chief.
Or, rather, "To the chief musician upon the hexachords, a didactic ode for the sons of Korah, and a song of loves." {Shoshannim} most probably denotes hexachords, or six-stringed
instruments, from {shesh,} "six:" hence the Persian {shasta,} a six-stringed lute. This Psalm is supposed by some to be an epithalamium, or nuptial song, on the marriage of Solomon with Pharaoh's daughter; but with what propriety could Solomon be described as fairer than the children of men, a mighty warrior, a victorious conqueror, and a prince whose throne is for ever and ever? A greater than Solomon is here; and the person described is no other than the Messiah, as is acknowledged by many Jewish writers The Targum on ver. 3 ; says, "Thy beauty, {malka meshecha,} O King Messiah, is greater than the children of men;" and the Apostle expressly quotes it as such Hebrews 1:8 ,9. It was probably written by David after Nathan's prophetic address 1 ; Ch 17:27

Shoshannim
69:1 80:1 *titles

Maschil
or, of instruction. A song.
Song of Solomon 1:1 Song of Solomon 1:2-7 ; Isaiah 5:1 ; Ephesians 5:32

is inditing
Hebrew boileth, or, bubbleth up.
Job 32:18-20 ; Proverbs 16:23 ; Matthew 12:35

a good
49:3 Job 33:3 ; 34:4 Proverbs 8:6-9

touching
2:6 24:7-10 Psalms 110:1 Psalms 110:2 Solomon 1:12 ; Isaiah 32:1 Isaiah 32:2 ; Matthew 25:34 ; 27:37

tongue
2 Samuel 23:2 ; 2 Peter 1:21