Psalm 45
JPS Tanakh 1917
1For the Leader; upon Shoshannim; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.

2My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter;
I say: ‘My work is concerning a king’;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

3Thou art fairer than the children of men;
Grace is poured upon thy lips;
Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
4Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one,
Thy glory and thy majesty.
5And in thy majesty prosper, ride on,
In behalf of truth and meekness and righteousness;
And let thy right hand teach thee tremendous things.
6Thine arrows are sharp—
The peoples fall under thee—
[They sink] into the heart of the king’s enemies.
7Thy throne given of God is for ever and ever;
A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
8Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee
With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
9Myrrh, and aloes, and cassia are all thy garments;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
10Kings’ daughters are among thy favourites;
At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
11‘Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear;
Forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house;
12So shall the king desire thy beauty;
For he is thy lord; and do homage unto him.
13And, O daughter of Tyre, the richest of the people
Shall entreat thy favour with a gift.’
14All glorious is the king’s daughter within the palace;
Her raiment is of chequer work inwrought with gold.
15She shall be led unto the king on richly woven stuff;
The virgins her companions in her train being brought unto thee.
16They shall be led with gladness and rejoicing;
They shall enter into the king’s palace.
17Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons,
Whom thou shalt make princes in all the land.
18I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore shall the peoples praise thee for ever and ever.

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