By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
I. THE GIFTS WHICH OUR LORD CHRIST HAS RECEIVED FOR US.
1. The speaker. Wisdom personified. Wisdom in itself is perfect only in God. Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. He is called "the Word," which is wisdom manifested in utterance, and issuing in streams of blessings.
2. The gifts. Counsel, or practical wisdom. Sound wisdom, or inward principles. Understanding, shown in refusing the evil and choosing the good. Strength, the gift necessary to complete the other gifts.
3. For whom has the Redeemer these gifts? Generally, for the human race. Specially for kings, and all that are in authority.
II. THE CONNECTION OF OUR LORD WITH THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE EARTH. The true sovereignty of the whole earth belongs to our Lord Christ. All other power is simply derived from Him.
Parallel VersesKJV: By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.