Psalm 45
New American Standard Bible
A Song Celebrating the King’s Marriage.

For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.

1My heart overflows with a good theme;
  I address my verses to the King;
  My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

2You are fairer than the sons of men;
  Grace is poured upon Your lips;
  Therefore God has blessed You forever.

3Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
  In Your splendor and Your majesty!

4And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
  For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
  Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.

5Your arrows are sharp;
  The peoples fall under You;
  Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

6Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
  A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

7You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
  Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
  With the oil of joy above Your fellows.

8All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
  Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

9Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
  At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.

10Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear:
  Forget your people and your father’s house;

11Then the King will desire your beauty.
  Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.

12The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
  The rich among the people will seek your favor.

13The King’s daughter is all glorious within;
  Her clothing is interwoven with gold.

14She will be led to the King in embroidered work;
  The virgins, her companions who follow her,
  Will be brought to You.

15They will be led forth with gladness 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 cause Your name to be remembered in all generations;
  Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.

NASB © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation


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