Psalms 45



1 To the victor, upon shoshannim*; for the sons of Korah, a maskil*; a song of loves*.
2 My heart runs·​·over with a good word; I am saying that which I have made for the King:
my tongue is the pen of a hastening scribe.

2 3 Thou art· more ·beautiful than the sons of man; grace is poured into Thy lips;
therefore God has blessed Thee to eternity.

3 4 Gird Thy sword on the thigh, O Hero!
in* Thy majesty and Thine honor.

4 5 And in* Thine honor prosper, ride on the word of truth, and of the meekness of justice;
and Thy right·​·hand will instruct Thee in fearful things.

5 6 Thine arrows are sharpened; peoples fall under Thee,
who in heart are enemies of the King.

6 7 Thy throne, O God, is eternal and forever;
a scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Thy kingdom.

7 8 Thou lovest justice and hatest wickedness;
therefore God, Thy God, has anointed Thee with the oil of joy above Thy friends,

8 9 with myrrh and aloes and cassia, all Thy garments;
from the palaces* of ivory they make· Thee ·glad with stringed·​·instruments.

9 10 Daughters of kings are among Thy precious ones;
to Thy right·​·hand the queen stands·​·up in the best·​·gold of Ophir.

10 11 Hear, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear;
and forget thy people, and thy father’s house;

11 12 and the King will long·​·for thy beauty;
for He is thy Lord; and* bow·​·down to Him.

12 13 And the daughter of Tyre shall bring* a gift·​·offering;
The rich of the people shall implore thy faces.

13 14 All glorious within is the daughter of the King;
inwrought with gold is her clothing.

14 15 In embroideries is she brought to the King;
the virgins after her, her companions, are brought·​·in to Thee.

15 16 They are brought with gladness and rejoicing.
They come into the palace* of the King.

16 17 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons;
Thou wilt set them for princes in all the land.

17 18 I will make Thy name to be remembered in every generation and generation;
therefore the peoples will confess Thee to eternity and forever.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.