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Psalms 45:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make them princes in all the earth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons; princes shalt thou make them in all the earth.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Instead of thy fathers, be thy sons, Thou shalt make them rulers in all the earth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Instead of thy fathers are thy sons, Thou dost appoint them for princes in all the earth.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— In stead of thy fathers shall bee thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Instead of thy fathers children are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Instead x8478
(8478) Complement
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
of thy fathers 1
{0001} Prime
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
thy children, 1121
{1121} Prime
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
whom thou mayest make 7896
{7896} Prime
A primitive root; to place (in a very wide application).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
princes 8269
{8269} Prime
From H8323; a head person (of any rank or class).
in all x3605
(3605) Complement
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
the earth. 776
{0776} Prime
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 45:16

_ _ As earthly monarchs govern widely extended empires by viceroys, this glorious king is represented as supplying all the principalities of earth with princes of his own numerous progeny.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 45:10-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 45:16

Instead — Having directed his speech to the bride, he now returns to the bridegroom, as may be gathered both from the Hebrew words, which are of the masculine gender; and from the next verse, which unquestionably belongs unto him, and therefore this cannot be understood of Solomon, and his marriage with Pharaoh's daughter, because he had no children by her, and but very few by all his wives and concubines; and his children were so far from being made Princes in all the earth, that they enjoyed but a small part of their father's dominions, but this was fully accomplished in Christ: who instead of his fathers of the Jewish nation, had a numerous posterity of Christians of all the nations of the earth, which here and elsewhere are called princes and kings, because of their great power with God and with men.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 45:16

Instead of thy fathers shall be thy (m) children, whom thou mayest make princes (n) in all the earth.

(m) They will have greater graces than their fathers.

(n) He signifies the great compass of Christ's kingdom, which will be sufficient to enrich all his members.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.
Matthew 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
Mark 10:29-30 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, ... But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
Philippians 3:7-8 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. ... Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ,


Isaiah 49:21-22 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where [had] they [been]? ... Thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in [their] arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon [their] shoulders.
Isaiah 54:1-5 Sing, O barren, thou [that] didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou [that] didst not travail with child: for more [are] the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD. ... For thy Maker [is] thine husband; the LORD of hosts [is] his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
Isaiah 60:1-5 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. ... Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.
Galatians 4:26-27 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. ... For it is written, Rejoice, [thou] barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.


1 Peter 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Revelation 1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy [is] he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
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Ps 22:30. Is 49:21; 54:1; 60:1. Mt 19:29. Mk 10:29. Ga 4:26. Php 3:7. 1P 2:9. Rv 1:6; 5:10; 20:6.

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