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Psalms 45

For the choir director: A love song to be sung to the tune "Lilies." A psalm [1]  of the descendants of Korah.
 1  Beautiful words stir my heart.
  I will recite a lovely poem about the king,
  for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.

 2  You are the most handsome of all.
  Gracious words stream from your lips.
  God himself has blessed you forever.
 3  Put on your sword, O mighty warrior!
  You are so glorious, so majestic!
 4  In your majesty, ride out to victory, defending truth, humility, and justice. Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds!  5  Your arrows are sharp, piercing your enemies' hearts.
  The nations fall beneath your feet.

 6  Your throne, O God, [6]  endures forever and ever.
  You rule with a scepter of justice.
 7  You love justice and hate evil.
  Therefore God, your God, has anointed you,
  pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.
 8  Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume your robes.
  In ivory palaces the music of strings entertains you.
 9  Kings' daughters are among your noble women.
  At your right side stands the queen,
  wearing jewelry of finest gold from Ophir!

 10  Listen to me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say.
  Forget your people and your family far away.
 11  For your royal husband delights in your beauty;
  honor him, for he is your lord.
 12  The princess of Tyre [12]  will shower you with gifts.
  The wealthy will beg your favor.
 13  The bride, a princess, looks glorious
  in her golden gown.
 14  In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king,
  accompanied by her bridesmaids.
 15  What a joyful and enthusiastic procession
  as they enter the king's palace!

 16  Your sons will become kings like their father.
  You will make them rulers over many lands.
 17  I will bring honor to your name in every generation. Therefore, the nations will praise you forever and ever.
<<  45:<%=ftSC%>TITLE Hebrew maskil. This may be a literary or musical term.
<<  45:6 Or Your divine throne.
<<  45:12 Hebrew The daughter of Tyre.