Psalms 45

Your Throne, O God, Is Forever

To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil
Probably a musical or liturgical term
of b  the Sons of Korah; a love song.

1 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;
I address my verses to the king;
my tongue is like the pen of c  a ready scribe.
2 You are d  the most handsome of the sons of men;
e  grace is poured upon your lips;
therefore God has blessed you forever.
3 f  Gird your g  sword on your thigh, O h  mighty one,
in i  your splendor and majesty!
4 In your majesty j  ride out victoriously
for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
let your right hand teach you k  awesome deeds!
5Your arrows are sharp
in the heart of the king’s enemies;
the peoples fall under you.
6 l  Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The m  scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;
7 n  you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Therefore o  God, your God, has p  anointed you
with the oil of q  gladness r  beyond your companions;
8your robes are all fragrant with s  myrrh and aloes and cassia.
From ivory palaces t  stringed instruments make you glad;
9daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;
u  at your right hand stands the queen in v  gold of Ophir.
10 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:
forget your people and your father’s house,
11and the king will desire your beauty.
Since he is your w  lord x  bow to him.
12The people
Hebrew daughter
of Tyre will z  seek your favor with aa  gifts,
ab  the richest of the people.
Or  The daughter of Tyre is here with gifts, the richest of people seek your favor

13 All glorious is ad  the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.
14 ae  In many-colored robes af  she is led to the king,
with her virgin companions following behind her.
15With joy and gladness they are led along
as they enter the palace of the king.
16 In place of your fathers shall be your sons;
you will make them ag  princes in all the earth.
17 ah  I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;
therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.
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