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Psalms 45:1-17

(Of the Director; to “Lilies”; of the sons of Korah; meditative; a love song.) 45  My heart is busy on a good topic, I am saying my verses for the king; my tongue is a quick writer’s pen. 2  Superb are you beyond mankind; charm is poured over your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever. 3  Belt your sword to your side, champion, your majesty and your splendor. 4*  Ride successfully in the cause of truth, modesty, right, and let your right hand give you terrible instructions. 5  Your arrows are keen; peoples fall under you; the king’s enemies are frayed to rags. 6*  God is your throne forever and evermore; the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of equity. 7*  You love right and hate wrong; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with more of the oil of rejoicing than your compeers. 8  Your garments are all myrrh and eaglewood and cassia; out of ivory palaces sounding strings gladden you. 9*  A daughter of kings stands forth in your costly adornments, at your right hand a queen in fine gold from Ophir. 10  Hear, daughter, and see, and bend your ear, and forget your people and your family, 11*  And have the king desire your beauty; for he is your lord; 12  And the daughter of Tyre shall do reverence to you, the rich men of a people shall bring presents to propitiate you. 13*  A king’s daughter all glorious, her dress coral in filigree of gold, 14  Is conducted to the king with dances, maidens behind her, her companions, brought to you; 15  They are conducted with gladness and glee, they enter the royal palace. 16**  In place of your fathers shall be your sons. You shall set them as viceroys all through the earth 17  I will make your name to be remembered in every succeeding generation; therefore peoples shall praise you forever and evermore.