Who is the King and who is the bride?

June 9, 2009 at 8:02 4 comments

My heart is stirred by a noble theme

as I recite my verses for the king;

my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

You are the most excellent of men

and  your lips have been anointed with grace,

since God has blessed you forever.

Gird your sword upon your side, O mighty one;

clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.

In your majesty ride forth victoriously

in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness;

let your right hand display awesome deeds.

Let your sharp arrows pierce the

hearts of the king’s enemies;

let the nations fall beneath your feet.

Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever;

a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

Your love righteousness and hate wickedness;

therefore God, our God, has set you above  your companions

by anointing you with the oil of joy.

All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;

from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings make you glad.

Daughters of kings are among your honored women;

at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.

Listen, O daughters, consider and give ear:

Forget your people and your father’s house.

The king is enthralled by your beauty:

honor him for he is your lord.

The Daughter of Tyre will come with a gift,

men of wealth will seek your favor.

All glorious is the princess within her chamber;

her gown in interwoven with gold.

In embroidered garments  she is led to the king;

her virgin companions follow her and are brought to you.

They are led in with joy and gladness;

they enter the palace of the king.

Your sons will take the place of your fathers;

your will make them princes throughout the land.

I will perpetuate your memory throughout all generations;

therefore the nations will praise you fore ever and ever.

Psalm 45

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Ellen Highfill  |  June 12, 2009 at 8:02

    I am confused and thought the King was Jesus, but not sure who the bride is- is it us? Help!

    Reply
    • 2. Paul Trask  |  July 11, 2009 at 8:02

      Ellen the Bride is the Church.

      Reply
  • 3. Dick Fisher  |  July 8, 2009 at 8:02

    The ESV study notes and I am sure many other scholars say this is a prophecy of the Messianic King in the line of David and Solomon. Their enthronement ceremonies may have prefigured the exaltation of Christ. The bride is the Church Jesus purchased with His own blood. (Ephesians 5:25 and Acts 20:28)

    Reply
    • 4. Paul Trask  |  July 8, 2009 at 8:02

      Dick this Psalm must talk about Jesus because no other man can illustrate this song.

      Reply

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