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Psalms 45:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, Thy glory and thy majesty.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Gird thy sword upon [thy] thigh, O [most] mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Gird Your sword on [Your] thigh, O Mighty One, [In] Your splendor and Your majesty!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Gird thy sword upon [thy] thigh, O [most] mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Gird thy sword upon [thy] thigh, O mighty one, [in] thy majesty and thy splendour;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, ['Tis] thine honour and thy majesty;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Gird Thy sword upon the thigh, O mighty, Thy glory and Thy majesty!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Gird thy sword vpon [thy] thigh, O [most] mightie: with thy glory and thy maiestie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O Mighty One, in thy comeliness, and in thy beauty;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Gird thy sword upon [thy] thigh, O [most] mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Gird 2296
{2296} Prime
A primitive root; to gird on (as a belt, armor, etc.).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
thy sword 2719
{2719} Prime
From H2717; drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement.
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
[thy] thigh, 3409
{3409} Prime
From an unused root meaning to be soft; the thigh (from its fleshy softness); by euphemism the generative parts; figuratively a shank, flank, side.
O [most] mighty, 1368
{1368} Prime
Intensive from the same as H1397; powerful; by implication warrior, tyrant.
with thy glory 1935
{1935} Prime
From an unused root; grandeur (that is, an imposing form and appearance).
and thy majesty. 1926
{1926} Prime
From H1921; magnificence, that is, ornament or splendor.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 45:3-4

_ _ The king is addressed as ready to go forth to battle.

_ _ sword — (Compare Revelation 1:16; Revelation 19:15).

_ _ mighty — (Compare Isaiah 9:6).

_ _ glory and ... majesty — generally used as divine attributes (Psalms 96:6; Psalms 104:1; Psalms 111:3), or as specially conferred on mortals (Psalms 21:5), perhaps these typically.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 45:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 45:3

Thy sword — To smite thine enemies. And the sword is here put for all his arms, as it is in many other places.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Isaiah 49:2 And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
Isaiah 63:1-6 Who [is] this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this [that is] glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. ... And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Revelation 1:16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance [was] as the sun shineth in his strength.
Revelation 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
Revelation 19:21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which [sword] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

O most:

Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. ... Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Acts 10:36 The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)
Romans 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.


Psalms 21:5 His glory [is] great in thy salvation: honour and majesty hast thou laid upon him.
Psalms 96:6 Honour and majesty [are] before him: strength and beauty [are] in his sanctuary.
Psalms 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Psalms 145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
Psalms 145:12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Hebrews 8:1 Now of the things which we have spoken [this is] the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;
Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
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Ps 21:5; 96:6; 104:1; 145:5, 12. Is 9:6; 49:2; 63:1. Ac 10:36. Ro 14:9. He 1:3; 4:12; 8:1. Jde 1:25. Rv 1:16; 19:15, 21.

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