Psalm 45:16
New International Version
Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.

New Living Translation
Your sons will become kings like their father. You will make them rulers over many lands.

English Standard Version
In place of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make them princes in all the earth.

Berean Study Bible
Your sons will succeed your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.

King James Bible
Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

New King James Version
Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons, Whom You shall make princes in all the earth.

New American Standard Bible
In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make them princes in all the earth.

NASB 1995
In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make them princes in all the earth.

NASB 1977
In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make them princes in all the earth.

Amplified Bible
In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make princes in all the land.

Christian Standard Bible
Your sons will succeed your ancestors; you will make them princes throughout the land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your sons will succeed your ancestors; you will make them princes throughout the land.

American Standard Version
Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Instead of thy fathers children are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.

Contemporary English Version
Your sons and your grandsons will also be kings as your ancestors were. You will make them rulers everywhere on earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.

English Revised Version
Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.

Good News Translation
You, my king, will have many sons to succeed your ancestors as kings, and you will make them rulers over the whole earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Your sons will take the place of your father. You will make them princes over the whole earth.

International Standard Version
Your sons will take the place of your ancestors, and you will set them up as princes in all the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons, Whom thou shalt make princes in all the land.

Literal Standard Version
Instead of Your fathers are Your sons, "" You appoint them for princes in all the earth.

NET Bible
Your sons will carry on the dynasty of your ancestors; you will make them princes throughout the land.

New Heart English Bible
Your sons will take the place of your fathers. You shall make them princes in all the earth.

World English Bible
Your sons will take the place of your fathers. You shall make them princes in all the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Instead of thy fathers are thy sons, Thou dost appoint them for princes in all the earth.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
My Heart is Stirred by a Noble Theme
15They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the king. 16Your sons will succeed your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land. 17I will commemorate your name through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you forever and ever.…

Cross References
Psalm 45:15
They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the king.

Psalm 45:17
I will commemorate your name through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you forever and ever.


Treasury of Scripture

Instead of your fathers shall be your children, whom you may make princes in all the earth.

Instead

Psalm 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, …

children

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? …

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…

Isaiah 60:1-5
Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee…

princes

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.









(16) Whom thou mayest make princes.--Historical illustrations have been found in 1Kings 22:26, where Joash, David's son, appears as a governor or a prince of a city (comp. Zephaniah 1:8), and in the division of his realm into principalities by Solomon. (1Kings 4:7.)

Verse 16. - Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children. In conclusion, the psalmist once more addresses the bridegroom. "Instead of thy fathers" according to the flesh - the princes of the royal house of David" thou shalt have children" sons still more conspicuous - apostles, martyrs, confessors - a glorious and goodly company. Whom thou mayest make princes; i.e. rulers and governors of the Church - in all the earth (comp. 1 Peter 2:9; Revelation 1:6; Revelation 5:10; Revelation 20:6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
Your sons
בָנֶ֑יךָ (ḇā·ne·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

will succeed
תַּ֣חַת (ta·ḥaṯ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 8478: The bottom, below, in lieu of

your fathers;
אֲ֭בֹתֶיךָ (’ă·ḇō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

you will make
תְּשִׁיתֵ֥מוֹ (tə·šî·ṯê·mōw)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7896: To put, set

them princes
לְ֝שָׂרִ֗ים (lə·śā·rîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

throughout
בְּכָל־ (bə·ḵāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the land.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land


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