Psalm 45:1-17

For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves. 45  My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2  Thou art fairer than the children of men; Grace is poured into thy lips: Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. 3  Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, Thy glory and thy majesty. 4  And in thy majesty ride on prosperously, Because of truth and meekness and righteousness: And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. 5  Thine arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under thee; They are in the heart of the king’s enemies. 6  Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 7  Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness: Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 8  All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad. 9  Kings’ daughters are among thy honorable women: At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir. 10  Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; Forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house: 11  So will the king desire thy beauty; For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him. 12  And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor. 13  The king’s daughter within the palace is all glorious: Her clothing is inwrought with gold. 14  She shall be led unto the king in broidered work: The virgins her companions that follow her Shall be brought unto thee. 15  With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led: They shall enter into the king’s palace. 16  Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth. 17  I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: Therefore shall the peoples give thee thanks for ever and ever.