Psalm 45
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A Song Celebrating the King’s Marriage.

For the music director; according to the [a]Shoshannim. A [b]Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.

1My heart is moved with a good theme;

I [c]address my [d]verses to the [e]King;

My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

2You are the most handsome of the sons of mankind;

Grace is poured [f]upon Your lips;

Therefore God has blessed You forever.

3Strap Your sword on Your thigh, [g]Mighty One,

In Your splendor and majesty!

4And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,

For the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness;

Let Your right hand teach You [h]awesome things.

5Your arrows are sharp;

The peoples fall under You;

Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

6Your throne, God, is forever and ever;

The scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice.

7You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;

Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You

With the oil of joy above Your companions.

8All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia;

From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You joyful.

9Kings’ daughters are among Your noble women;

At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.

10Listen, daughter, look and incline your ear:

Forget your people and your father’s house;

11Then the King will crave your beauty.

Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.

12The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;

The wealthy among the people will seek your favor.

13The King’s daughter is all glorious within;

Her clothing is interwoven with gold.

14She will be brought to the King in colorful garments;

The virgins, her companions who follow her,

Will be brought to You.

15They will be brought with joy 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 make Your name known among all generations;

Therefore the peoples will praise You forever and ever.

[a] PSALM 45Title Or possibly Lilies
[b] PSALM 45Title Possibly Contemplative; or Didactic; or Wisdom Psalm
[c] 1 Lit am saying
[d] 1 Lit works
[e] 1 Prob. refers to a Davidic king as a type of Christ
[f] 2 Or through
[g] 3 Or Warrior
[h] 4 Or fearful

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