Psalms 45

Psalms 45:1  
My heart overflows with a noble theme. I recite my verses for the king. My tongue is like the pen of a skillful writer.

Psalms 45:2  
You are the most excellent of the sons of men. Grace has anointed your lips, therefore God has blessed you forever.

Psalms 45:3  
Strap your sword on your thigh, O mighty one, in your splendor and your majesty.

Psalms 45:4  
In your majesty ride on victoriously on behalf of truth, humility, and righteousness. Let your right hand display awesome deeds.

Psalms 45:5  
Your arrows are sharp. The nations fall under you, with arrows in the heart of the king’s enemies.

Psalms 45:6  
Your throne, God, is forever and ever. A scepter of equity is the scepter of your kingdom.

Psalms 45:7  
You have loved righteousness, and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.

Psalms 45:8  
All your garments smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia. Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.

Psalms 45:9  
Kings’ daughters are among your honorable women. At your right hand the queen stands in gold of Ophir.

Psalms 45:10  
Listen, daughter, consider, and turn your ear. Forget your own people, and also your father’s house.

Psalms 45:11  
So the king will desire your beauty, honor him, for he is your lord.

Psalms 45:12  
The daughter of Tyre comes with a gift. The rich among the people entreat your favor.

Psalms 45:13  
The princess inside is all glorious. Her clothing is interwoven with gold.

Psalms 45:14  
She shall be led to the king in embroidered work. The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to you.

Psalms 45:15  
With gladness and rejoicing they shall be led. They shall enter into the king’s palace.

Psalms 45:16  
Your sons will take the place of your fathers. You shall make them princes in all the earth.

Psalms 45:17  
I will make your name to be remembered in all generations. Therefore the peoples shall give you thanks forever and ever.

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