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Psalms 45:11

    Psalms 45:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Lord; and worship you him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So will the king have a great desire for you, seeing how beautiful you are; because he is your lord, give him honour.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    So the king will desire your beauty, honor him, for he is your lord.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    So shall the king desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 45:11

    So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty - That is, in consequence of your love to him, and your entire devotion of yourself to him. The word "desire" here is equivalent to having pleasure in; as meaning that his affliction would thus be fixed on her. In this way - by forgetting her own home, and devoting herself to him - she would secure his affection. In the married life, mere "beauty" will not secure permanently the love of a husband. The heart, as given to him, and as faithful to him, will alone secure his love. In like manner, it is nothing but sincere affection - true love on the part of the professed friends of the Saviour - the forgetting and forsaking of all else - that will secure his love, or make the church to him an object of desire.

    For he is thy Lord - That is, as a husband he sustains this relation to thee; or, this appellation may be given to him. In what sense this is true in respect to a husband, see the notes at 1 Peter 3:6; notes at 1 Corinthians 11:3. In respect to the Saviour, the dominion implied in the word "Lord" is absolute and entire.

    And worship thou him - That is, as applicable to a bride, Show him respect, honor, reverence. See the notes at Ephesians 5:33. The word means properly to bow down; then, to show respect, as to a superior; and then, to show proper respect to God, to wit, by worshipping or adoring him. See the notes at Matthew 2:11; see Matthew 8:2; Matthew 14:33; Matthew 15:25; Matthew 18:26; Matthew 28:9; Revelation 19:10; Revelation 22:9; compare the notes at Hebrews 1:6.