Psalm 45
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1For the music director; according to the tune of "Lilies;" by the Korahites, a well-written poem, a love song. My heart is stirred by a beautiful song. I say, "I have composed this special song for the king; my tongue is as skilled as the stylus of an experienced scribe." 1For the choirmaster. To the tune of “The Lilies.” A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song. My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses to the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
2You are the most handsome of all men! You speak in an impressive and fitting manner! For this reason God grants you continual blessings. 2You are the most handsome of men; grace has anointed your lips, since God has blessed you forever.
3Strap your sword to your thigh, O warrior! Appear in your majestic splendor! 3Strap your sword at your side, O mighty warrior; appear in your majesty and splendor.
4Appear in your majesty and be victorious! Ride forth for the sake of what is right, on behalf of justice! Then your right hand will accomplish mighty acts! 4In your splendor ride forth in victory on behalf of truth and humility and justice; may your right hand show your awesome deeds.
5Your arrows are sharp and penetrate the hearts of the king's enemies. Nations fall at your feet. 5Your arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s foes; the nations fall beneath your feet.
6Your throne, O God, is permanent. The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice. 6Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever, and justice is the scepter of Your kingdom.
7You love justice and hate evil. For this reason God, your God has anointed you with the oil of joy, elevating you above your companions. 7You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you above your companions with the oil of joy.
8All your garments are perfumed with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From the luxurious palaces comes the music of stringed instruments that makes you happy. 8All your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces of ivory the harps make you glad.
9Princesses are among your honored guests, your bride stands at your right hand, wearing jewelry made with gold from Ophir. 9The daughters of kings are among your honored women; the queen stands at your right hand, adorned with the gold of Ophir.
10Listen, O princess! Observe and pay attention! Forget your homeland and your family! 10Listen, O daughter! Consider and incline your ear: Forget your people and your father’s house,
11Then the king will be attracted by your beauty. After all, he is your master! Submit to him! 11and the king will desire your beauty; bow to him, for he is your lord.
12Rich people from Tyre will seek your favor by bringing a gift. 12The Daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; men of wealth will seek your favor.
13The princess looks absolutely magnificent, decked out in pearls and clothed in a brocade trimmed with gold. 13All glorious is the princess in her chamber; her gown is embroidered with gold.
14In embroidered robes she is escorted to the king. Her attendants, the maidens of honor who follow her, are led before you. 14In colorful garments she is led to the king; her virgin companions are brought before you.
15They are bubbling with joy as they walk in procession and enter the royal palace. 15They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the king.
16Your sons will carry on the dynasty of your ancestors; you will make them princes throughout the land. 16Your sons will succeed your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.
17I will proclaim your greatness through the coming years, then the nations will praise you forever. 17I will commemorate your name through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you forever and ever.
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Psalm 44
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