Psalm 45
NASB 1977►► 
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.

     1My heart overflows with a good theme;
            I address my verses to the King;
            My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

     2Thou art fairer than the sons of men;
            Grace is poured upon Thy lips;
            Therefore God has blessed Thee forever.

     3Gird Thy sword on Thy thigh, O Mighty One,
            In Thy splendor and Thy majesty!

     4And in Thy majesty ride on victoriously,
            For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
            Let Thy right hand teach Thee awesome things.

     5Thine arrows are sharp;
            The peoples fall under Thee;
            Thine arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

     6Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever;
            A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Thy kingdom.

     7Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness;
            Therefore God, Thy God, has anointed Thee
            With the oil of joy above Thy fellows.

     8All Thy garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
            Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made Thee glad.

     9Kings’ daughters are among Thy noble ladies;
            At Thy 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.

     12And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
            The rich among the people will entreat 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 Thee.

     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 Thy name to be remembered in all generations;
            Therefore the peoples will give Thee thanks forever and ever.

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