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Psalms 45:12

    Psalms 45:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat your favor.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the daughter of Tyre'shall be there with a gift; The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the daughters of Tyre will be there with an offering; those who have wealth among the people will be looking for your approval.

    Webster's Revision

    And the daughter of Tyre'shall be there with a gift; The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.

    World English Bible

    The daughter of Tyre comes with a gift. The rich among the people entreat your favor.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat thy favour.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 45:12

    The daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift - The Tyrians shall pay tribute to thy spouse, and assist him in all his grand and magnificent operations.

    As, at this time, Tyre was the greatest maritime and commercial city in the world, it may be here taken as representing those places which lay on the coasts of the sea, and carried on much traffic such as parts of Syria, Egypt, Asia Minor, Greece, Italy, France, the British Isles, etc., which first received the Gospel of Christ and were the instruments of sending it to all the other nations of the earth.

    Rich among the people - The most powerful and opulent empires, kingdoms, and states, shall embrace Christianity, and entreat the favor of its Author.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 45:12

    And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift - On the situation of Tyre, and its ancient splendor, see the notes at Matthew 11:21; the introduction to Isaiah 23; and the notes at that chapter. In the time of the psalmist it was probably the most wealthy and luxurious commercial town then existing; and it is referred to here as meaning that persons of highest rank, and of the greatest riches, and those who were surrounded most by affluence and luxury, would come to honor the king. Even the daughter of the magnificent prince of Tyre would deem it an honor to be present with a gift becoming her exalted station, and properly representing the wealth of a king of so much magnificence. This is the imagery. As applied to the Messiah, it is a description of the honor which would be shown to "him" by those of highest rank and largest wealth. Compare Isaiah 60:5-7, note; Isaiah 60:9, note; Isaiah 60:11, note; Isaiah 60:13 note.

    Even the rich among the people - Rich men scattered among the people. Compare the notes at Psalm 22:29.

    Shall entreat thy favor - Margin, as in Hebrew, "thy face." Shall desire thy smile; the light of thy countenance; thy friendship. The word rendered "entreat" - חלה châlâh - means properly to be rubbed; then, to be polished; and then, in the form used here (Piel) to rub, or stroke the face of anyone; to soothe or caress; to flatter, to court; and the idea is literally that of one who caresses or soothes, or seeks to conciliate. The sense here is, "the richest of the nations shall make court to thee with gifts." Gesenius, Lexicon. Ultimately, this will be true in regard to the Messiah. Compare as above, Isaiah 60. The wealth of the world will yet be laid at his feet, and, placed at his disposal. The effect of true conversion is always to make people willing to consecrate to the Saviour all that they possess.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 45:12

    45:12 The daughter - The people of Tyre; as the daughter of Zion or Jerusalem, are put for their inhabitants: he mentions the Tyrians; because they among others, and before many others, were to be converted to Christ, but they are here put for all the Gentiles, whom that city fitly represents, as being the mart of the nations. A gift - To testify their homage. The rich - Of other nations.