<< Psalm 45 >>
New American Standard Bible ©

A Song Celebrating the King’s Marriage.

For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.

1 My heart overflows with a good theme;  I address my verses to the King;  My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2 You are fairer than the sons of men;  Grace is poured upon Your lips;  Therefore God has blessed You forever.
3 Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,  In Your splendor and Your majesty!
4 And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,  For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;  Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
5 Your arrows are sharp;  The peoples fall under You;  Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;  A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
7 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;  Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You  With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
8 All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;  Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
9 Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;  At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
10 Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear:  Forget your people and your father’s house;
11 Then the King will desire your beauty.  Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.
12 The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;  The rich among the people will seek your favor.
13 The King’s daughter is all glorious within;  Her clothing is interwoven with gold.
14 She will be led to the King in embroidered work;  The virgins, her companions who follow her,  Will be brought to You.
15 They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing;  They will enter into the King’s palace.
16 In place of your fathers will be your sons;  You shall make them princes in all the earth.
17 I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations;  Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.

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