Psalm 45
Douay-Rheims Bible

Your Throne is Forever

(1 Kings 3:1-5; 2 Chronicles 1:1-6; Psalm 72:1-20)

1{44:1}Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved. [2] My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king: My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly.

2{44:3}Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.

3{44:4}Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty.

4{44:5}With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully.

5{44:6}Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, into the hearts of the king's enemies.

6{44:7}Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness.

7{44:8}Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

8{44:9}Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: out of which

9{44:10}The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety.

10{44:11}Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy people and thy father's house.

11{44:12}And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore.

12{44:13}And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance.

13{44:14}All the glory of the king's daughter is within in golden borders,

14{44:15}Clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee.

15{44:16}They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the king.

16{44:17}Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth.

17{44:18}They shall remember thy name throughout all generations. Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, for ever and ever.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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