1 {To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. Of the sons of Korah. An instruction; -- a song of the Beloved.} My heart is welling forth [with] a good matter: I say what I have composed touching the king. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
References for Psalms 45:1
    • a 45:1 - Meaning, 'Lilies.'
    • b 45:1 - Or 'my occupation,' as Gen. 46.33.
      2 Thou art fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
      3 Gird thy sword upon [thy] thigh, O mighty one, [in] thy majesty and thy splendour;
      4 And [in] thy splendour ride prosperously, because of truth and meekness [and] righteousness: and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
      5 Thine arrows are sharp -- peoples fall under thee -- in the heart of the king's enemies.
      6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; a sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy kingdom:
      7 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy companions.
      8 Myrrh and aloes, cassia, are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
      References for Psalms 45:8
        • c 45:8 - Or 'from which they have gladdened thee.'
          9 Kings' daughters are among thine honourable women; upon thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
          References for Psalms 45:9
            • d 45:9 - Or 'glorious ones.'
              10 Hearken, daughter, and see, and incline thine ear; and forget thine own people and thy father's house:
              11 And the king will desire thy beauty; for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.
              12 And the daughter of Tyre with a gift, the rich ones among the people, shall court thy favour.
              13 All glorious is the king's daughter within; her clothing is of wrought gold:
              References for Psalms 45:13
                • e 45:13 - i.e. in the royal apartments.
                  14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of embroidery; the virgins behind her, her companions, shall be brought in unto thee:
                  15 With joy and gladness shall they be brought; they shall enter into the king's palace.
                  16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons; princes shalt thou make them in all the earth.
                  References for Psalms 45:16
                      17 I will make thy name to be remembered throughout all generations; therefore shall the peoples praise thee for ever and ever.
                      References for Psalms 45:17
                        • g 45:17 - As Ps. 7.8.
                        • h 45:17 - Or 'give thee thanks.'