45:1 (45:1) For the Leader; upon Shoshannim; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves. (45:2) My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; I say: 'My work is concerning a king'; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
45:2 (45:3) Thou art fairer than the children of men; grace is poured upon thy lips; therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
45:3 (45:4) Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, Thy glory and thy majesty.
45:4 (45:5) And in thy majesty prosper, ride on, in behalf of truth and meekness and righteousness; and let thy right hand teach thee tremendous things.
45:5 (45:6) Thine arrows are sharp--the peoples fall under thee-- they sink into the heart of the king's enemies.
45:6 (45:7) Thy throne given of God is for ever and ever; a sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
45:7 (45:8) Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
45:8 (45:9) Myrrh, and aloes, and cassia are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
45:9 (45:10) Kings' daughters are among thy favourites; at thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
45:10 (45:11) 'Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
45:11 (45:12) So shall the king desire thy beauty; for he is thy lord; and do homage unto him.
45:12 (45:13) And, O daughter of Tyre, the richest of the people shall entreat thy favour with a gift.'
45:13 (45:14) All glorious is the king's daughter within the palace; her raiment is of chequer work inwrought with gold.
45:14 (45:15) She shall be led unto the king on richly woven stuff; the virgins her companions in her train being brought unto thee.
45:15 (45:16) They shall be led with gladness and rejoicing; they shall enter into the king's palace.
45:16 (45:17) Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons, whom thou shalt make princes in all the land.
45:17 (45:18) I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the peoples praise thee for ever and ever.
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