Psalms 45:8

“All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

All thy garments smell of myrrhe, and aloes, and cassia: out of the Iuorie palaces, whereby they haue made thee glad.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

All Your garments are {fragrant with} myrrh and aloes {and} cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

All thy garments `smell of' myrrh, and aloes, `and' cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Your robes are full of the smell of all sorts of perfumes and spices; music from the king's ivory houses has made you glad.
- Basic English Bible

Myrrh and aloes, cassia, are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
- Darby Bible

All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.
- Webster's Bible

All your garments smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia. Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.
- World English Bible

Myrrh and aloes, cassia! all thy garments, Out of palaces of ivory Stringed instruments have made thee glad.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(45:9) Myrrh, and aloes, and cassia are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 45:8


45:8 Myrrh - Wherewith they used to perfume their garments: this may denote those glorious and sweet smelling virtues, which, as they were treasured up in Christ's heart, so did they manifest themselves outwardly, and give forth a grateful smell, in the whole course of his life and actions. Palaces - The king is here supposed to reside in his ivory palaces, and his garments are so fragrant, that they not only perfume the whole palace in which he is; but the sweet favour is perceived by those that pass by them, all which is poetically said, and with allusion to Solomon's glorious garments and palaces. The heavenly mansions, may not unfitly be called ivory palaces, as elsewhere in the same figurative manner they are said to be adorned with gold and precious stones, from which mansions Christ came into the world, into which Christ went, and where he settled his abode after he went out of the world, and from whence he poured forth all the fragrant gifts and graces of his spirit, although there is no necessity to strain every particular circumstance in such poetical descriptions; for some expressions may be used, only as ornaments, as they are in parables; and it may suffice to know, that the excellencies of the king Christ are described by things which earthly potentates place their glory. Whereby - By the sweet smell of thy garments out of those ivory palaces, or the effusion of the gifts and graces of thy spirit from heaven; which as it is a great blessing to those who receive them, so doth it rejoice the heart of Christ, both as it is a demonstration of his own power and glory, and as it is the instrument of bringing souls to God. Made thee - Thou art made glad.


Discussion for Psalms 45:8

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 8
    Jesus left the ivory palaces of heaven, to come to this earth, and received gifts of gold, myrrh, aloes, and cassia to do the Father's will. He humbled Himself to death on the cross, and rose the third day victorious over sin and death. Wherefore God has exalted Him above all His fellows, because He loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. He is seated at the right hand of majesty from which He will come again to judge the living, and the dead. We sing with stringed instruments that have made Him glad, and praise Him for all the glory that is due His name.

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