Ps 45:1
45:1 <> My heart is
     inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have
     made touching the king: my tongue [is] the pen of a ready

     (a) This was a certain tune of an instrument.
     (b) Of that perfect love that ought to be between the
         husband and the wife.

Ps 45:2
45:2 Thou art {c} fairer than the children of men: grace is
     poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for

     (c) Solomon's beauty and eloquence to win favour with his
         people, and his power to overcome his enemies, is here

Ps 45:4
45:4 And in thy majesty {d} ride prosperously because of truth
     and meekness [and] righteousness; and thy right hand shall
     teach thee terrible things.

     (d) He alludes to them, who ride in chariots in their
         triumphs, showing that the quiet state of a kingdom
         stands in truth, meekness and justice, and not in
         worldly pomp and vanity.

Ps 45:6
45:6 Thy {e} throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: the sceptre
     of thy kingdom [is] a right sceptre.

     (e) Under this figure of this kingdom of justice is set
         forth the everlasting kingdom of Christ.

Ps 45:7
45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore
     God, thy God, hath {f} anointed thee with the oil of
     gladness above thy fellows.

     (f) Has established your kingdom as the figure of Christ,
         which is the peace and joy of the Church.

Ps 45:8
45:8 All thy garments [smell] of myrrh, and aloes, [and] cassia,
     out of the ivory palaces, {g} whereby they have made thee

     (g) In which the people made you joyful to see them give
         thanks and rejoice for you.

Ps 45:9
45:9 Kings' daughters [were] among thy honourable women: upon
     thy right hand did stand the {h} queen in gold of Ophir.

     (h) Though he had many king's daughters among his wives,
         yet he found Pharaoh's daughter best.

Ps 45:10
45:10 {i} Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine
      ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

      (i) Under the figure of Pharaoh's daughter, he shows that
          the Church must cast off all carnal affections to obey
          Christ only.

Ps 45:12
45:12 And the {k} daughter of Tyre [shall be there] with a gift;
      [even] the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

      (k) He signifies that many of those who are rich will be
          benefactors to the Church, although they do not give
          perfect obedience to the Gospel.

Ps 45:13
45:13 The king's daughter [is] all glorious {l} within: her
      clothing [is] of wrought gold.

      (l) There is nothing feigned or hypocritical but she is
          glorious both within and without: and even though the
          Church has not always had this outward glory, the
          fault is to be imputed only to their own ingratitude.

Ps 45:16
45:16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy {m} children, whom
      thou mayest make princes {n} in all the earth.

      (m) They will have greater graces than their fathers.
      (n) He signifies the great compass of Christ's kingdom,
          which will be sufficient to enrich all his members.

Ps 45:17
45:17 I will make thy {o} name to be remembered in all
      generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for
      ever and ever.

      (o) This must only be referred to Christ and not to