Psalm 45:5
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New Living Translation
Your arrows are sharp, piercing your enemies' hearts. The nations fall beneath your feet.

King James Bible
Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Thine arrows are sharp peoples fall under thee in the heart of the king's enemies.

World English Bible
Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king's enemies.

Young's Literal Translation
Thine arrows are sharp, -- Peoples fall under Thee -- In the heart of the enemies of the king.

Psalm 45:5 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

45:5 Arrows - The same with the sword, and this is no other than his word, which is sharp and powerful, and pierceth the hearts of men. The kings - Of thine enemies. Fall - Prostrate at thy feet, after the manner of conquered persons.

Psalm 45:5 Parallel Commentaries

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Of the First Seal.
The first occurrence of the Roman empire, and that a most illustrious one, is the commencement of the victory of Christ, by which the Roman gods began to be vanquished, and their worshippers to be transfixed with the arrows of the Gospel, to fail on every side, and to submit their necks to Christ the conqueror. "He went out (says he) conquering, and to conquer;" that is, he hath not yet completely conquered, but laid the foundations of victory, to he hereafter more and more fulfilled. The index of
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse

The High Calling
Gerhard Ter Steegen Ps. xlv. 9 Child of the Eternal Father, Bride of the Eternal Son, Dwelling-place of God the Spirit, Thus with Christ made ever one; Dowered with joy beyond the Angels Nearest to His throne, They, the ministers attending His beloved one: Granted all my heart's desire, All things made my own; Feared by all the powers of evil, Fearing God alone; Walking with the Lord in glory Through the courts divine, Queen within the royal palace, Christ for ever mine; Say, poor worldling, can
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

I Send Thee Not, Soul that Art Religiously Chaste...
38. I send thee not, soul that art religiously chaste, that hast not given the reins to fleshly appetite even so far as to allowed marriage, that hast not indulged thy body about to depart even to the begetting one to succeed thee, that hast sustained aloft thy earthly members, afloat to accustom them to heaven; I send thee not, in order that thou mayest learn humility, unto publicans and sinners, who yet enter into the kingdom of heaven before the proud: I send thee not to these: for they, who have
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

On the Opinion of Dionysius.
Letter of Athanasius concerning Dionysius, Bishop of Alexandria, shewing that he too was against the Arian heresy, like the Synod of Nicæa, and that the Arians in vain libel him in claiming him as on their side. 1. The Arian appeal to Dionysius a slander against him. You have been tardy in informing me of the present argument between yourself and the enemies of Christ; for even before your courtesy wrote to me, I had made diligent enquiry, and learnt about the matter, of which I heard with
Athanasius—Select Works and Letters or Athanasius

Cross References
Numbers 24:8
God brought them out of Egypt; for them he is as strong as a wild ox. He devours all the nations that oppose him, breaking their bones in pieces, shooting them with arrows.

Deuteronomy 32:23
I will heap disasters upon them and shoot them down with my arrows.

2 Samuel 18:14
"Enough of this nonsense," Joab said. Then he took three daggers and plunged them into Absalom's heart as he dangled, still alive, in the great tree.

Psalm 7:13
He will prepare his deadly weapons and shoot his flaming arrows.

Psalm 18:14
He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies; his lightning flashed, and they were greatly confused.

Psalm 92:9
Your enemies, LORD, will surely perish; all evildoers will be scattered.

Psalm 120:4
You will be pierced with sharp arrows and burned with glowing coals.

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