Psalms 45:12

12 The city of Tyre will come with a gift,[a]people of wealth will seek your favor.

Psalms 45:12 in Other Translations

12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
12 The people of Tyre will seek your favor with gifts, the richest of the people.
12 The princess of Tyre will shower you with gifts. The wealthy will beg your favor.
12 Wedding gifts pour in from Tyre; rich guests shower you with presents."
12 The daughter of Tyre, the wealthy people, will seek your favor with gifts.

Psalms 45:12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 45:12

And the daughter of Tyre [shall be there] with a gift
That is, among the honourable women in the king's court and palace: it is a prophecy of the conversion of the Tyrians, and their admission into a Gospel church, state, which had its accomplishment in the times of Christ and his apostles, ( Mark 7:24 ) ( 3:8 ) ( Acts 21:3 Acts 21:4 ) ; compare with this ( Psalms 87:4 ) ; and though Tyre is only mentioned, it being, as Kimchi on this place observes, near to the land of Judea; yet all other Gentiles are meant, to whom the Gospel should come to the conversion of them, and thereby become members of churches; where they are "with a gift", of themselves to the churches; see ( 2 Corinthians 8:5 ) ; joining themselves to them, to walk with them, and serve the Lord with one consent; and with the gift or offering of praise and thanksgiving, for the grace and blessings of it bestowed upon them; and with a free donation out of their substance, to support a Gospel church state, its ministers, and the interest, of religion; see ( Isaiah 23:18 ) ; the allusion may be to ( Exodus 23:15 ) ;

[even] the rich among the people shall entreat thy favour;
either such as are rich, in a literal sense, both among the inhabitants of Tyre, who were a very wealthy people, ( Isaiah 23:8 ) ; and among other Gentiles, especially in the latter day, when kings shall be the church's nursing fathers, and bow down to her, ( Isaiah 49:23 ) ; or such who are so in a spiritual sense, enriched by Christ with all spiritual blessings, and who are particularly rich in faith, and heirs of a kingdom; these shall "entreat [the] favour" of the queen the church; not pray unto her, or worship her in a religious way; for God is only the object of such worship; but do those things by which they would show that they valued her friendship, and would gain her good will; as also acknowledge any former injury done her by them, and entreat her forgiveness; and particularly desire to have communion with her, and share in her prayers.

Psalms 45:12 In-Context

10 Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention: Forget your people and your father’s house.
11 Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
12 The city of Tyre will come with a gift,people of wealth will seek your favor.
13 All glorious is the princess within her chamber; her gown is interwoven with gold.
14 In embroidered garments she is led to the king; her virgin companions follow her— those brought to be with her.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Joshua 19:29
  • 2. S 1 Kings 9:16; S 2 Chronicles 9:24; Psalms 22:29; Isaiah 49:23

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "A Tyrian robe is among the gifts"
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