Psalms 45

To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. Of the sons of Korah. An instruction; --a song of the Beloved. My heart is welling forth with a good matter: I say what I have composed touching the king. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Thou art fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, in thy majesty and thy splendour; And in thy splendour ride prosperously, because of truth and meekness and righteousness: and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp--peoples fall under thee--in the heart of the king's enemies.

Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy kingdom: Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy companions. Myrrh and aloes, cassia, are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad. Kings' daughters are among thine honourable women; upon thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

10 Hearken, daughter, and see, and incline thine ear; and forget thine own people and thy father's house: 11 And the king will desire thy beauty; for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him. 12 And the daughter of Tyre with a gift, the rich ones among the people, shall court thy favour. 13 All glorious is the king's daughter within; her clothing is of wrought gold: 14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of embroidery; the virgins behind her, her companions, shall be brought in unto thee: 15 With joy and gladness shall they be brought; they shall enter into the king's palace. 16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons; princes shalt thou make them in all the earth. 17 I will make thy name to be remembered throughout all generations; therefore shall the peoples praise thee for ever and ever.

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