Psalms Chapter 44
Eructavit cor meum.
The excellence of Christ's kingdom, and the endowments of his church.
44:1. Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved.
For them that shall be changed. . .i.e., for souls happily changed, by being converted to God.--Ibid. The Beloved. . .Viz., Our Lord Jesus Christ.
44:2. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king: My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly.
44:3. Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
44:4. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty.
44:5. 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.
44:6. Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, into the hearts of the king's enemies.
44:7. Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.
44:8. Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
44:9. Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: out of which
44:10. The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety.
44:11. Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy people and thy father's house.
44:12. And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.
44:13. And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance.
44:14. All the glory of the king's daughter is within in golden borders,
44:15. Clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee.
44:16. They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the king.
44:17. Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.
44:18. They shall remember thy name throughout all generations. Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, for ever and ever.