Description
This psalm prophesies the Wedding of the Lamb, but tells us that Jesus must first gird his sword upon his side and wage war. Only when he is victorious over his enemies can the wedding take place.
Commentary
This wedding song describes Jesus preparing to take his bride at the second coming. But first he must gird his sword upon his side and ride forth victoriously as the Mighty One (translated 'warrior' in the NET bible) to defeat his enemies and establish his kingdom of righteousness. Jesus is also 'the Mighty One' in Psalm 50:1 and in Isaiah 10:34.

In verses 6 and 7, Jesus is portrayed as God, receiving from God the sceptre of his eternal kingdom. This trinitarian portrayal of Jesus is similar to the portrayal of his coronation in Daniel 7:13-14, when as the Son of Man he approaches the Ancient of Days to receive ruling authority, honour and sovereignty.

It makes sense that the Wedding of the Lamb must take place after the Battle of Armageddon, and not immediately after the resurrection and rapture that occur at the last trumpet. Deuteronomy 24:5 says, "When a man is newly married, he need not go into the army nor be obligated in any way; he must be free to stay at home for a full year and bring joy to the wife he has married." Consequently, at the second coming, Jesus must first wage war, and his wedding take place after he has won the victory over his enemies.
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Tags: Jesus as the Mighty One, Jesus as a mighty warrior, Armageddon, Millennium, Jesus takes his bride, Wedding feast, Weapons of Jesus, Sword of Jesus
1 For the music director; according to the tune of “Lilies;” by the Korahites, a well-written poem, a love song. My heart is stirred by a beautiful song. I say, “I have composed this special song for the king; my tongue is as skilled as the stylus of an experienced scribe.”
2 You are the most handsome of all men! You speak in an impressive and fitting manner! For this reason God grants you continual blessings.
3 Strap your sword to your thigh, O warrior! Appear in your majestic splendor!
4 Appear in your majesty and be victorious! Ride forth for the sake of what is right, on behalf of justice! Then your right hand will accomplish mighty acts!
5 Your arrows are sharp and penetrate the hearts of the king’s enemies. Nations fall at your feet.
6 Your throne, O God, is permanent. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
7 You love justice and hate evil. For this reason God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of joy, elevating you above your companions.
8 All your garments are perfumed with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From the luxurious palaces comes the music of stringed instruments that makes you happy.
9 Princesses are among your honored women, your bride stands at your right hand, wearing jewelry made with gold from Ophir.
10 Listen, O princess! Observe and pay attention! Forget your homeland and your family!
11 Then the king will be attracted by your beauty. After all, he is your master! Submit to him!
12 Rich people from Tyre will seek your favor by bringing a gift.
13 The princess looks absolutely magnificent, decked out in pearls and clothed in a brocade trimmed with gold.
14 In embroidered robes she is escorted to the king. Her attendants, the maidens of honor who follow her, are led before you.
15 They are bubbling with joy as they walk in procession and enter the royal palace.
16 Your sons will carry on the dynasty of your ancestors; you will make them princes throughout the land.
17 I will proclaim your greatness through the coming years, then the nations will praise you forever.
(NET)