Psalm 45 To the Chief Musician; [set to the tune of] “Lilies” [probably a popular air. A Psalm] of the sons of Korah. A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem. A song of love. 45 1MY HEART overflows with a [I]goodly theme; I address my psalm to a King. My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer. 2You are fairer than the children of men; graciousness is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever. 3Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O mighty One, in Your glory and Your majesty! 4And in Your majesty ride on triumphantly for the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); and let Your right hand guide You to tremendous things. 5Your arrows are sharp; the peoples fall under You; Your darts pierce the hearts of the King’s enemies. 6Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; the scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 7You love righteousness, uprightness, and right standing with God and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows. 8Your garments are all fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia; stringed instruments make You glad. 9Kings’ daughters are among Your honorable women; at Your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir. 10Hear, O daughter, consider, submit, and consent to my instruction: forget also your own people and your father’s house; 11So will the King desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, be submissive and reverence and honor Him. 12And, O daughter of Tyre, the richest of the people shall entreat your favor with a gift. 13The King’s daughter in the inner part [of the palace] is all glorious; her clothing is inwrought with gold. 14She shall be brought to the King in raiment of needlework; with the virgins, her companions that follow her, she shall be brought to You. 15With gladness and rejoicing will they be brought; they will enter into the King’s palace. 16Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons, whom You will make princes in all the land. 17I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the people praise and give You thanks forever and ever.
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