Psalm 45:8
New International Version
All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.

New Living Translation
Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume your robes. In ivory palaces the music of strings entertains you.

English Standard Version
your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;

Berean Study Bible
All your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces of ivory the harps make you glad.

New American Standard Bible
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

King James Bible
All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

Christian Standard Bible
Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume all your garments; from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.

Contemporary English Version
The sweet aroma of the spices myrrh, aloes, and cassia covers your royal robes. You enjoy the music of harps in palaces decorated with ivory.

Good News Translation
The perfume of myrrh and aloes is on your clothes; musicians entertain you in palaces decorated with ivory.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume all your garments; from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.

International Standard Version
All your clothes are scented with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.

NET Bible
All your garments are perfumed with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From the luxurious palaces comes the music of stringed instruments that makes you happy.

New Heart English Bible
All your garments smell like myrrh and aloes and cassia. Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Myrrh and Cassia and Storax make all your garments fragrant from The Excellent Temple, and from my presence they have gladdened you!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All your robes are [fragrant] with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From ivory palaces the music of stringed instruments delights you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Myrrh, and aloes, and cassia are all thy garments; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.

New American Standard 1977
All Thy garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made Thee glad.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.

King James 2000 Bible
All your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made you glad.

American King James Version
All your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made you glad.

American Standard Version
All thy garments'smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Myrrh, and stacte, and cassia are exhaled from thy garments, and out of the ivory palaces,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: out of which

Darby Bible Translation
Myrrh and aloes, cassia, are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.

English Revised Version
All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.

Webster's Bible Translation
All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.

World English Bible
All your garments smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia. Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.

Young's Literal Translation
Myrrh and aloes, cassia! all thy garments, Out of palaces of ivory Stringed instruments have made thee glad.
Study Bible
My Heart is Stirred by a Noble Theme
7You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has placed you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy. 8All your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces of ivory the harps make you glad. 9The daughters of kings are among your honored women; the queen stands at your right hand, adorned with the gold of Ophir.…
Cross References
John 19:39
Nicodemus, who had previously come to Jesus at night, also brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.

Numbers 24:6
They spread out like palm groves, like gardens beside a stream, like aloes the LORD has planted, like cedars beside the waters.

1 Kings 10:18
Additionally, the king made a great throne of ivory and overlaid it with pure gold.

Psalm 150:4
Praise Him with tambourine and dancing; praise Him with the strings and flute.

Proverbs 7:17
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, with aloes, and with cinnamon.

Song of Solomon 1:13
My beloved is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts.

Song of Solomon 4:14
with nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes, with all the finest spices.

Amos 3:15
I will tear down the winter house along with the summer house; the houses of ivory will also perish, and the mansions will come to an end," declares the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

All your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made you glad.

All

Song of Solomon 1:3,13
Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee…

Song of Solomon 3:6
Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?

Song of Solomon 4:6,13,14
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense…

cassia

Exodus 30:23,24
Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, …

ivory

Psalm 45:15
With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

1 Kings 22:39
Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

Amos 3:15
And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the LORD.

whereby

Psalm 16:11
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Hebrews 12:2
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.







Lexicon
All
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

your garments
בִּגְדֹתֶ֑יךָ (biḡ·ḏō·ṯe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage

[are fragrant with] myrrh
מֹר־ (mōr-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4753: Myrrh

and aloes
וַאֲהָל֣וֹת (wa·’ă·hā·lō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 174: The aloe (a tree)

and cassia;
קְ֭צִיעוֹת (qə·ṣî·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7102: Cassia (a powdered bark)

from
מִֽן־ (min-)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

palaces
הֵ֥יכְלֵי (hê·ḵə·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1964: A large public building, palace, temple

of ivory
שֵׁ֝֗ן (n)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8127: A tooth, ivory, a cliff

the harps
מִנִּ֥י (min·nî)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4482: String (of a harp)

make you glad.
שִׂמְּחֽוּךָ׃ (śim·mə·ḥū·ḵā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8055: To brighten up, be, blithe, gleesome
(8) All thy garments smell of . . .--Or, perhaps, from the last verse (and comparing Psalm 133:2, and the customs there referred to), are anointed with. The spices mentioned may have been ingredients of the "oil of gladness."

Myrrh . . . cassia.--These spices formed part of the sacred oil described Exodus 30:23-24. On the other hand, for the custom of perfuming clothes, beds, &c, comp. Song of Solomon 5:5; Proverbs 7:17.

For myrrh see Genesis 37:25.

Aloes.--Heb. ah?loth (sometimes ah?lim), a word formed from the native name aghil (Cochin China and Siam are its homes), which also appears in eagle-wood (Aquilaria agallochum). The lign aloes of Numbers 24:6, was most probably a different tree from that whose resin forms the precious perfume here mentioned. (See Bib. Ed. i. 243.)

Cassia.--See Note Exodus 30:24.

The Oriental's love for these mixtures of many fragrant spices has been finely caught in some modern lines.

"Heap cassia, sandal-buds, and stripes

Of labdanum, and aloe-balls,

Smeared with dull nard an Indian wipes

From out her hair, such balsam falls

From seaside mountain pedestals,

From tree-tops where tired winds are fain--

Spent with the vast and howling main--

To treasure half their island gain."

R. BROWNING: Paracelsus.

Out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.--Rather, out of the ivory palaces music (literally, strings) has made thee glad.

Of the many conjectured explanations this, though somewhat grammatically doubtful, is in all other respects preferable. Indeed, it would have been strange if a nuptial ode, giving a picture of the splendour and pomp accompanying the marriage, had missed the mention of music, and at this verse we may imagine the doors of the palace thrown open for the issue of the bridal train (comp. the procession immediately after the bath in the weddings in the Arabian Nights), not only allowing the strains of music to float out, but also giving a glimpse into the interior, where, surrounded by her train of ladies, the queen-bride stands.

The word rendered "palace" (generally "temple,") may from its derivation be only a spacious place, and so a receptacle. On the other hand, Amos 3:15 shows that ivory was frequently used as an ornament of the houses of the rich, and Ahab's "ivory house" (1Kings 22:39) is familiar.

Verse 8. - All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia; literally, myrrh and aloes [and] cassia are thy garments. The "and" before "cassia" appears in four manuscripts, and in all the ancient versions. The garments are so impregnated with spices as to seem made of them. Out of the ivory palaces. "Ivory palaces" are mentioned in 1 Kings 22:39 and Amos 3:15. We must understand "palaces adorned with ivory." Whereby they have made thee glad. So Hengstenberg, Kay, Professor Alexander, and others. But most moderns render, "Out of the ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad." 45:6-9 The throne of this almighty King is established for ever. While the Holy Spirit leads Christ's people to look to his cross, he teaches them to see the evil of sin and the beauty of holiness; so that none of them can feel encouragement to continue in sin. The Mediator is God, else he had been neither able to do the Mediator's work, nor fit to wear the Mediator's crown. God the Father, as his God in respect to his human nature and mediatorial offices, has given to him the Holy Spirit without measure. Thus anointed to be a Prophet, Priest, and King, Christ has pre-eminence in the gladdening gifts and graces of the spirit, and from his fulness communicates them to his brethren in human nature. The Spirit is called the oil of gladness, because of the delight wherewith Christ was filled, in carrying on his undertakings. The salvation of sinners is the joy of angels, much more of the Son. And in proportion as we are conformed to his holy image, we may expect the gladdening gifts influences of the Comforter. The excellences of the Messiah, the suitableness of his offices, and the sufficiency of his grace, seem to be intended by the fragrance of his garments. The church formed of true believers, is here compared to the queen, whom, by an everlasting covenant, the Lord Jesus has betrothed to himself. This is the bride, the Lamb's wife, whose graces are compared to fine linen, for their purity; to gold, for their costliness: for as we owe our redemption, so we owe our adorning, to the precious blood of the Son of God.
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