Psalm 45 LEB

For the [music] director; according to [The] Lilies. Of the sons of Korah. A maskil. A song of love.

Celebration of a Royal Wedding

1 My heart is moved [with] a good word; I recite my {compositions} to [the] king. My tongue [is the] pen [of] a skilled scribe.

References for Psalms 45:1

    • a 45:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
    • b 45:1 - Literally "works," that is, the song he has composed
      2 You are [the most] handsome of [the] sons of humankind; grace is poured out on your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.
      3 Gird your sword on [your] thigh, O mighty one, [in] your splendor and your majesty.
      4 And [in] your majesty {ride victoriously}, because of truth and humility [and] righteousness. And let your right hand teach you awesome deeds.

      References for Psalms 45:4

        • c 45:4 - Literally "Succeed! Ride!"
          5 Your arrows [are] sharp; peoples fall under you in the midst of the king's enemies.
          6 Your throne, O God, [is] forever and ever. A scepter of uprightness [is] the scepter of your kingdom.
          7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you from among your companions [with] festive oil.
          8 All your robes [are scented with] myrrh and aloes [and] cassia. From palaces of ivory stringed instruments gladden you.
          9 Kings' daughters [are] among your noble ladies. The queen stands at your right hand in gold of Ophir.
          10 Hear, O daughter, and {discern} and incline your ear, and forget your people and your father's house.

          References for Psalms 45:10

            • d 45:10 - Literally "see"
              11 Let the king desire your beauty. Because he [is] your lord, therefore bow down to him.

              References for Psalms 45:11

                • e 45:11 - Or "Should the king desire ... then bow down ..."
                • f 45:11 - Hebrew "and"
                  12 Even the daughter of Tyre [will come] with a gift. [The] rich from among people will seek your {favor}.

                  References for Psalms 45:12

                    • g 45:12 - Literally "face"
                      13 The king's daughter is all glorious within; her garment [is] of gold embroidered cloth.

                      References for Psalms 45:13

                        • h 45:13 - That is, within her bridal chamber
                          14 She is brought to the king [in] colorful garments. [The] young women behind her, her attendants, [are] being brought to you.
                          15 They are led with joy and gladness. They enter [the] palace of [the] king.
                          16 In place of your fathers will be your sons. You will make them princes in all the land.

                          References for Psalms 45:16

                            • i 45:16 - The pronouns and verbal forms are masculine in this verse
                            • j 45:16 - Or "earth"
                              17 I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore peoples will praise you forever and ever.