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Psalms 45

For the director of music. To the tune of "Lilies." Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. A wedding song.

1 My[1] [Title: maskil.; Probably a literary or musical term] heart is stirred by a noble theme
     as I recite my verses for the king;
     my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
2 You are the most excellent of men
     and your lips have been anointed with grace,
     since God has blessed you forever.
3 Gird your sword upon your side, O mighty one;
     clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously
     in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness;
     let your right hand display awesome deeds.
5 Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king's enemies;
     let the nations fall beneath your feet.
6 Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;
     a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
     therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
     by anointing you with the oil of joy.
8 All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
     from palaces adorned with ivory
     the music of the strings makes you glad.
9 Daughters of kings are among your honored women;
     at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
10 Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear:
     Forget your people and your father's house.
11 The king is enthralled by your beauty;
     honor him, for he is your lord.
12 The Daughter of Tyre will come with a gift,(2)
     men of wealth will seek your favor.
13 All glorious is the princess within [her chamber];
     her gown is interwoven with gold.
14 In embroidered garments she is led to the king;
     her virgin companions follow her
     and are brought to you.
15 They are led in with joy and gladness;
     they enter the palace of the king.
16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers;
     you will make them princes throughout the land.
17 I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.

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