Psalm 45
International Standard Version Par ▾ 

To the Director: An instructiona by the Sons of Korah. A love song to the tune ofb “Lilies”.

A Royal Wedding Song

1My heart is overflowing with good news;

I speak what I have composed to the king;

my tongue is like the pen of an articulate scribe.

2You are the most handsome of Adam’s descendants;

grace has anointed your lips;

therefore God has blessed you forever.

3Strap your sword to your side,

mighty warrior, along with your honor and majesty.

4In your majesty ride forth for the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness;

and your strong right hand will teach you awesome things.

5Your arrows are sharpened

to penetrate the hearts of the king’s enemies.

People will fall under you.

6Your throne, God, exists forever and ever,

and the scepter of your kingdom is a righteous scepter.

7You love justice and hate wickedness.

That is why God, even your God, has anointed you

rather than your companions with the oil of gladness.

8All your clothes are scented withc myrrh, aloes, and cassia.

From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.

9The king’s daughters are among your honorable women;

the queen, dressed in gold from Ophir, has taken her place at your right hand.”

10Listen, daughter! Consider and pay attention.

Forget your people and your father’s house,

11and the king will greatly desire your beauty.

Because he is your lord, you should bow in respect before him.

12The daughterd of Tyre will come withe a wedding gift;

wealthy people will entreat your favor.

13In her chamber,f the king’s daughter is glorious;

her clothing is embroidered with gold thread.

14In embroidered garments

she is presented to the king.

Her virgin companions who follow her train

will be presented to you.

15Filled with joy and gladness, they are presented

when they enter the king’s palace.

16Your sons will take the place of your ancestors,

and you will set them up as princes in all the earth.

17From generation to generation,

I will cause your name to be remembered.

Therefore people will thank you forever and ever.

a 45:T Lit. maskil
b 45:T The Heb. lacks the tune of
c 45:8 The Heb. lacks are scented with
d 45:12 i.e. The people
e 45:12 The Heb. lacks will come with
f 45:13 The Heb. lacks her chamber

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