Tract of The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Psalm 44:11,12

Hearken, O daughter, and see, incline thy ear: for the King hath greatly desired thy beauty. V. All the rich among the people shall entreat thy countenance: the daughters of kings in thine honour. V. After her shall virgins be brought to the King: her companions shall be brought to thee. V. They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the King.


Verse 10-11. Clothing. Heb. “in gold of Ophir.” H. — The Church is spotless. Eph. v. 26. The attendants of this glorious queen, are the nations converted, or Christian virgins. They are not the maids of Pharao’s daughter, whose marriage was never commended. Bert. — House. Paganism, and the observances of the old law. Bert. — The Church, and every faithful soul, may be styled the daughter, as well as the spouse of Christ.

Verse 12. Lord. Heb. adonaiic, “thy master,” and worship him, (H.) like a dutiful wife. 1 Pet. iii. 6. and 3 K. i. 16. — God is not found in the Sept. The title belongs to Jesus Christ, the spouse, who has been twice called God before. C.

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