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Title. For the sons of Korah = By, &c. The third of nine so ascribed. See Title, Psalms 42:0 , and App-63 .
Maschil = giving instruction. The fourth of thirteen so named. See Title, Psalms 32:0 , and App-65 .
A Song. Hebrew shir, as in Psalms 18:0 . See App-65 . loves. Probably plural of majesty = significant love. If in connection with the marriage of Hezekiah (2 Kings 21:1 and Isaiah 62:4 ), its place here is accounted for between Psalms 4:0 4Â-48. Significant, because of its fulfilmentin Messiah (Revelation 19:7 . Compare Isaiah 54:5-8 ). Hephzi-bah (Isaiah 62:4 ) was the wife of Hezekiah.
inditing = bubbling up: i.e. running over, or overflowing with.
matter = theme.
is. Supply Ellipsis: "tongue [is like] the pen".
ready: i.e. with readiness of mind in respect of the subject treated of.
fairer: i.e. in His glory which follows the suffering described in Isaiah 52:14 ; Isaiah 53:2 .
children = sons.
men. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
most mighty = mighty One. Hebrew gibbor. With thy glory. Supply Ellipsis ( App-6 ), by repeating "[Gird thee] with Thy glory".
Because = On behalf.
heart. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), for "in the midst".
people = peoples.
Thy throne, O God. Quoted in Hebrews 1:8 , Hebrews 1:9 . Several attempts are made by certain commentators to get rid of this reference to Christ's Godhead; but not only would Hebrews 1:8 , Hebrews 1:9 have to go, but Isaiah 9:6 , and Jeremiah 23:6 ; Jeremiah 33:16 as well.
kingdom. Compare Psa 20:21 , Psa 20:24 .Luke 1:31-33 , &c.
wickedness = lawlessness. Hebrew. rasha'. App-44 .
anointed. Hence His name Messiah (Greek. Christ) = the anointed one.
fellows = companions.
All. Supply Ellipsis : "[So that] all".
myrrh, and aloes. Compare Exodus 30:23 , Exodus 30:24 .John 12:3 ; John 19:39 .
honourable women. Courtladies. English = maids of honour.
did = doth.
the queen. Type, Past, Hephzi-bah (2 Kings 21:1 .Isaiah 62:4; Isaiah 62:4 ); antitype, future, Israel, the bride of Messiah (Isaiah 54:5-8 ; Isa 62:45 ). Compare Revelation 19:7 .
consider = see plainly, or observe.
Forget also thine own people. As did Rebekah (Genesis 24:58 ), and Rachel (Genesis 31:14 ), and Asenath (Genesis 41:45 ), and Ruth ( Psa 1:16 ).
daughter of Tyre. Either the queen of Tyre, or the people of Tyre personified.
shall be there. Figure of speech Ellipsis (Complex), Supply both clauses, repeating the verbs thus: "the daughter of Tyre [shall entreat thy favour] with a gift; even the rich among the people shall [come] and entreat thy favour". See note on 2 Chronicles 32:23 .
is. The Ellipsis better supplied thus: "all glorious [sitteth enthroned] within". These Ellipses are caused by the bubbling over of the inditing heart, which is too quick for the pen.
all glorious = nothing but glory. Compare Isaiah 4:5 .
within: i.e. in the inner palace; not internally.
raiment of needlework = embroidered robes.
gladness. Hebrew, plural of majesty = with great gladness.
thy . . . thy. Hebrew text, these pronouns are masculine; but the Syriac reads them feminine. In this case they agree with and perfect the Structure above.
people = peoples, or nations.
To the chief Musician. See App-64 . Having been written for the marriage of Hezekiah, the Psalm was handed over for public use, as the glorious antitype of the marriage of Messiah in a yet future day (Revelation 19:7-9 )
for the sons, &c. See note on Title, above. This and Psalms 87:0 are the only two Psalms where the Title is given at the beginning as well as the end. These two Psalms are for a good reason thus discriminated.
upon: i.e. relating to.
Alamoth. App-65 .
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