PSALM 45 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. 45 1My heart [O]overflows with a good theme; I [P]address my [Q]verses to the [R]King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured [S]upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever. 3Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O [T]Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty! 4And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You [U]awesome things. 5Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies. 6Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 7You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of joy above Your fellows. 8All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad. 9Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir. 10Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear: Forget your people and your father’s house; 11Then the King will desire your beauty. Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him. 12The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor. 13The King’s daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven with gold. 14She will be led to the King in embroidered work; The virgins, her companions who follow her, Will be brought to You. 15They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing; They will enter into the King’s palace. 16In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make them princes in all the earth. 17I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations; Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.
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