Psalms 45:16

“Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In stead of thy fathers shall bee thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make them princes in all the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your children will take the place of your fathers; so that you may make them rulers over all the earth.
- Basic English Bible

Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons; princes shalt thou make them in all the earth.
- Darby Bible

Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Your sons will take the place of your fathers. You shall make them princes in all the earth.
- World English Bible

Instead of thy fathers are thy sons, Thou dost appoint them for princes in all the earth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(45:17) Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons, whom thou shalt make princes in all the land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 45:16


45:16 Instead - Having directed his speech to the bride, he now returns to the bridegroom, as may be gathered both from the Hebrew words, which are of the masculine gender; and from the next verse, which unquestionably belongs unto him, and therefore this cannot be understood of Solomon, and his marriage with Pharaoh's daughter, because he had no children by her, and but very few by all his wives and concubines; and his children were so far from being made Princes in all the earth, that they enjoyed but a small part of their father's dominions, but this was fully accomplished in Christ: who instead of his fathers of the Jewish nation, had a numerous posterity of Christians of all the nations of the earth, which here and elsewhere are called princes and kings, because of their great power with God and with men.


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