Psalms 45:14

14 In embroidered garments she is led to the king; her virgin companions follow her— those brought to be with her.

Psalms 45:14 in Other Translations

14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
14 In many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions following behind her.
14 In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids.
14 All her dresses and robes are woven with gold. She is led to the king, followed by her virgin companions.
14 In colorful garments she is led to the king; after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you.

Psalms 45:14 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 45:14

She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework,
&c.] Not in her sins, and trader the sense and guilt of them; as souls are brought to Christ, at first conversion, under the drawings of the Father's grace; nor in the rags of her own righteousness; but in the robe of righteousness, and garments of salvation, the change of raiment Christ has put upon her, having before this caused her iniquities to pass from her; or in the shining robes of immortality and glory: for this introduction of the church to Christ, her King, Head, and Husband, will be upon the first resurrection; when she being as a bride adorned and prepared for her husband, will be brought unto him, and presented to him by himself, a glorious church, without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing: and she will be introduced, either by the angels, who will be employed in gathering the elect from the four winds; or by the ministers of the Gospel, who, at the general harvest, in the end of the world will bring their sheaves with them; those souls they have been the instruments of converting, comforting, and ripening for glory; who will be their joy and crown of rejoicing then; these will be brought in several companies, which joining together, will make up the general assembly and church of the firstborn, that will then be presented to Christ: or by Jehovah the Father, who, as he brought Eve to Adam, when he had formed her of his rib, and had prepared her as a helpmeet for him; so when all the elect of God are formed by divine grace, and are prepared as a bride for the bridegroom, he will then bring them unto him, and they shall be with him where he is, and behold his glory; which is what he prays his father for, ( John 17:24 ) ;

the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee;
such who are betrothed as chaste virgins to Christ, who strictly and chastely adhere unto him, love him in the singleness of their hearts; are incorrupt in faith and worship, and of pure and upright conversations; see ( Revelation 14:4 ) ; these are the "companions" of the church, who are partakers of the same grace, enjoy the same privileges, and share in the common salvation; and, as they are partners together in sufferings, they will be in glory: these "follow" the footsteps of the flock, walk after the church in the path of doctrine and duty; are followers of her, as she is of the Lord, in the word and ordinances, and in the exercise of faith and patience; these, even everyone, shall be brought unto the King, not one shall be lost, or left behind: whither they shall be brought, and the manner in which, are expressed in ( Psalms 45:15 ) .

Psalms 45:14 In-Context

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.
15 Led in with joy and gladness, they enter the palace of the king.
16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Judges 5:30
  • 2. Esther 2:15; Song of Songs 1:4
  • 3. Song of Songs 1:3
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