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Scofield's Reference Notes
Psalms 45



Verse 1


Shoshannim, "lilies," and so, the spring; the Shoshannim Psalms were probably connected with the Passover season, and hence reminders of redemption out of bondage, and of the origins of Israel.


This great psalm of the King, with Psalms 46-47, obviously looks forward to the advent in glory. The reference in Hebrews 1:8; Hebrews 1:9 is not so much to the anointing as an event Matthew 3:16; Matthew 3:17 as to the permanent state of the King. Cf. Isaiah 11:1; Isaiah 11:2.

The divisions are:

(1) The supreme beauty of the King (Psalms 45:1; Psalms 45:2);

(2) the coming of the King in glory Psalms 45:3-5; Revelation 19:11-21.

(3) the deity of the King and character of His reign Psalms 45:6; Psalms 45:7; Hebrews 1:8; Hebrews 1:9; Isaiah 11:1-5.

(4) as associated with Him in earthly rule, the queen is presented, Psalms 45:9-13 and in that relation the King is not called Elohim (See Scofield "Genesis 1:1") as in Psalms 45:6, but Adonai, the husband name of Deity See Scofield "Genesis 15:2".

(5) the virgin companions of the queen, who would seem to be the Jewish remnant. (See Scofield "Romans 11:5"). Revelation 14:1-4 are next seen Psalms 45:14; Psalms 45:15 and

(6) the Psalm closes with a reference to the earthly fame of the King.

See Psalms 68, next in order of the Messianic Psalms.


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Psalms 45:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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