Psalm 45:4
New International Version
In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.

New Living Translation
In your majesty, ride out to victory, defending truth, humility, and justice. Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds!

English Standard Version
In your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!

Berean Study Bible
In your splendor ride forth in victory on behalf of truth and humility and justice; may your right hand show your awesome deeds.

King James Bible
And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

New King James Version
And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness; And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.

New American Standard Bible
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.

NASB 1995
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.

NASB 1977
And in Thy majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Thy right hand teach Thee awesome things.

Amplified Bible
And in Your majesty ride on triumphantly For the cause of truth and humility and righteousness; Let Your right hand guide You to awesome things.

Christian Standard Bible
in your splendor ride triumphantly in the cause of truth, humility, and justice. May your right hand show your awe-inspiring acts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
in your splendor ride triumphantly in the cause of truth, humility, and justice. May your right hand show your awe-inspiring acts.

American Standard Version
And in thy majesty ride on prosperously, Because of truth and meekness and righteousness: And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Your Honor is victorious. The Humility of Righteousness rides upon The Word of Truth: your Law, in the awesomeness of your right hand!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and bend thy bow, and prosper, and reign, because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall guide thee wonderfully.

Contemporary English Version
and ride out in splendor! Win victories for truth and mercy and justice. Do fearsome things with your powerful arm.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.

English Revised Version
And in thy majesty ride on prosperously, because of truth and meekness and righteousness: and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

Good News Translation
Ride on in majesty to victory for the defense of truth and justice! Your strength will win you great victories!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ride on victoriously in your majesty for the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand teach you awe-inspiring things.

International Standard Version
In your majesty ride forth for the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness; and your strong right hand will teach you awesome things.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And in thy majesty prosper, ride on, In behalf of truth and meekness and righteousness; And let thy right hand teach thee tremendous things.

Literal Standard Version
As for Your majesty—prosper [and] ride! Because of truth, meekness, [and] righteousness, "" And Your right hand shows You fearful things.

NET Bible
Appear in your majesty and be victorious! Ride forth for the sake of what is right, on behalf of justice! Then your right hand will accomplish mighty acts!

New Heart English Bible
In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds.

World English Bible
In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds.

Young's Literal Translation
As to Thy majesty -- prosper! -- ride! Because of truth, and meekness -- righteousness, And Thy right hand showeth Thee fearful things.

Additional Translations ...
Context
My Heart is Stirred by a Noble Theme
3Strap your sword at your side, O mighty warrior; appear in your majesty and splendor. 4In your splendor ride forth in victory on behalf of truth and humility and justice; may your right hand show your awesome deeds. 5Your arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s foes; the nations fall beneath your feet.…

Cross References
Psalm 21:8
Your hand will apprehend all Your enemies; Your right hand will seize those who hate You.

Psalm 65:5
With awesome deeds of righteousness You answer us, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

Zephaniah 2:3
Seek the LORD, all you humble of the earth who carry out His justice. Seek righteousness; seek humility. Perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the LORD's anger.


Treasury of Scripture

And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things.

ride [heb.

Revelation 6:2
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

Revelation 19:11
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

prosperously

Psalm 110:2,3
The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies…

1 Thessalonians 1:5
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

because

Psalm 60:4
Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

John 1:17
For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

meekness

Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.

Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

Matthew 12:19,20
He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets…

right

Psalm 2:9
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

Psalm 21:8,9
Thine hand shall find out all thine enemies: thy right hand shall find out those that hate thee…

Psalm 65:5
By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:









(4) And in thy majesty.--The repetition of this word from the last verse (conjunction included) is suspicious, especially as the LXX., followed by the Vulg., render, "Direct (thine arrows or thine aim").

Ride prosperously . . .--Literally, proceed, ride; expressing, according to a common Hebrew usage, by two verbs what we express by adverb and verb.

Because of . . .--Better, In behalf of. So LXX. and Vulg. There is a difficulty from the absence of the conjunction in the Hebrew before the last of the triad of virtues. The LXX. have it, but may have supplied it, as the Authorised Version does. Some render, "meek righteousness," or, slightly changing the pointing, "the afflicted righteous."

And thy right hand shall teach . . .--If we keep this rendering, we must picture the warrior with his right hand extended, pointing to the foe whom he is about to strike with his deadly arrows. But even this seems somewhat tame; and as the verb rendered "teach" is in 1Samuel 20:20 used for "shooting arrows," and "arrows" are mentioned immediately in the next verse, it seems obvious to render: And thy right hand shall shoot terrors, or, terribly. (Comp. Psalm 65:5.)

Verse 4. - And in thy majesty ride prosperously; literally, and in thy majesty go forth, ride. The riding intended is probably riding in a chariot. Because of truth and meekness and righteousness; rather, because of truth and meek-tempered righteoushess (Kay); i.e. for the purpose of vindicating truth and righteousness in the case of those who outrage them. Righteousness, however, to be really righteousness, must be combined with meekness (comp. Zephaniah 2:3). And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. It is the right hand wherewith the warrior strikes; and at each blow it opens to the striker terrible experiences, and thus may be said to "teach him terrible things."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
In your splendor
וַהֲדָ֬רְךָ֨ ׀ (wa·hă·ḏā·rə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 1926: Magnificence, ornament, splendor

ride forth
רְכַ֗ב (rə·ḵaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7392: To ride, to place upon, to despatch

in victory
צְלַ֬ח (ṣə·laḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 6743: To push forward

on
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

behalf
דְּבַר־ (də·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of truth
אֱ֭מֶת (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

and humility
וְעַנְוָה־ (wə·‘an·wāh-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6037: Gentleness, meekness

and justice;
צֶ֑דֶק (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

may your right hand
יְמִינֶֽךָ׃ (yə·mî·ne·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3225: The right hand, side, the south

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וְתוֹרְךָ֖ (wə·ṯō·wr·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

your awesome deeds.
נוֹרָא֣וֹת (nō·w·rā·’ō·wṯ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten


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