Psalm 45:11
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New International Version
Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.

New Living Translation
For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.

English Standard Version
and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him.

New American Standard Bible
Then the King will desire your beauty. Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and the king will desire your beauty. Bow down to him, for he is your lord.

International Standard Version
and the king will greatly desire your beauty. Because he is your lord, you should bow in respect before him.

NET Bible
Then the king will be attracted by your beauty. After all, he is your master! Submit to him!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For the King will be ravished with your beauty; because he is your Lord, worship him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king longs for your beauty. He is your Lord. Worship him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
so shall the king greatly desire thy beauty; and bow before him, for he is thy Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: since he is your Lord, worship him.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king will desire thy beauty; for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy lord; and worship thou him.

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

Young's Literal Translation
And the king doth desire thy beauty, Because he is thy lord -- bow thyself to him,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

45:10-17 If we desire to share these blessings, we must hearken to Christ's word. We must forget our carnal and sinful attachments and pursuits. He must be our Lord as well as our Saviour; all idols must be thrown away, that we may give him our whole heart. And here is good encouragement, thus to break off from former alliances. The beauty of holiness, both on the church and on particular believers, is, in the sight of Christ, of great price, and very amiable. The work of grace is the workmanship of the Spirit, it is the image of Christ upon the soul, a partaking of the Divine nature. It is clear of all sin, there is none in it, nor any comes from it. There is nothing glorious in the old man or corrupt nature; but in the new man, or work of grace upon the soul, every thing is glorious. The robe of Christ's righteousness, which he has wrought out for his church, the Father imputes unto her, and bestows upon her. None are brought to Christ, but those whom the Father brings. This notes the conversion of souls to him. The robe of righteousness, and garments of salvation, the change of raiment Christ has put upon her. Such as strictly cleave to Christ, loving him in singleness of heart, are companions of the bride, who partake of the very same grace, enjoy the same privileges, and share in one common salvation. These, every one, shall be brought to the King; not one lost or left behind. Instead of the Old Testament church, there shall be a New Testament church, a Gentile church. In the believing hope of our everlasting happiness in the other world, let us always keep up the remembrance of Christ, as our only way thither; and transmit the remembrance of him to succeeding generations, that his name may endure for ever.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty. Devotion to her Lord will win her his tender regard, and make her other charms and graces please and delight him. For he is thy Lord; i.e. thy Lord and Master, entitled to thy utmost love and obedience, nay, to thy "worship " - therefore, Worship thou him. Worship, in a certain sense, is due from every wife to every husband; but the Church's worship of Christ is worship in the absolutely highest sense (Revelation 5:6-14).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty,.... Which lies in the comeliness or righteousness of Christ put upon her; in the holiness of Christ reckoned to her; in being washed from all sin in the blood of Christ; in the graces of the Spirit being implanted in her, in which the beauty of holiness lies; in the salvation she is interested in, and beautified with; in enjoying the order and ordinance of Christ's house, and in having the presence of God and Christ with her: and this beauty is not natural, nor acquired by her, but what is given her; it is not an outward, but an inward beauty; nor is it fictitious, but real; it is perfect through the comeliness of her Lord upon her; and it is durable as the olive tree: and this is greatly desired by Christ, who delights in her, and to behold her countenance; seeks after her company, and will have her where he is, that she may behold his glory, and he may behold her beauty;

for he is thy Lord; not only by creation, but by redemption, and in right of marriage, as well as on account of other relations he stands in to her, as Father, Head, King, and Master; and it is her privilege that he is her Lord, as well as her duty to own the relation; since, though he is a sovereign Lord, he is no tyrannical one, but governs with gentleness, and he has all power to protect her, and all fulness to supply her wants; and on account of his being her Husband, Lord, and Head, he has a right of worship from her, as follows;

and worship thou him; both internally, by the exercise of faith, hope, and love upon him; and externally, by praying to him, praising of him, and attending on all his ordinances, and doing everything in a religious way, in his name, according to his word, and by his authority; and such worship should be in spirit and in truth, in sincerity, and without hypocrisy, in righteousness and true holiness, and with reverence and godly fear.

Psalm 45:11 Additional Commentaries
Your Throne is Forever
10Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear: Forget your people and your father's house; 11Then the King will desire your beauty. Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him. 12The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.…
Cross References
Ephesians 5:33
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

1 Peter 3:6
like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.

Genesis 18:12
So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my lord is old, will I now have this pleasure?"

Song of Solomon 7:10
I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me.
Treasury of Scripture

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

So shall

Songs 1:8,12-16 If you know not, O you fairest among women, go your way forth by …

Songs 2:2,14 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters…

Songs 4:1-5,7,9,10 Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves' …

Songs 6:4 You are beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible …

Songs 7:1-10 How beautiful are your feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the …

Isaiah 62:4,5 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any …

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he …

Ephesians 5:26,27 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word…


Psalm 45:6 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom …

Isaiah 54:5 For your Maker is your husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and …

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David …

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said to him, My LORD and my God.

Acts 10:36 The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace …

Romans 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he …

Philippians 2:10,11 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, …

Philippians 3:8 Yes doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency …


Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when …

Psalm 95:6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

Luke 24:52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

John 4:21,22 Jesus said to her, Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when you shall …

Revelation 5:8-14 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty …

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