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Psalm 45 (Lexham English Bible)

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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 aMy heart is moved [with] a good word; I recite my {compositions}b to [the] king. My tongue [is the] pen [of] a skilled scribe. 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},c because of truth and humility [and] righteousness. And let your right hand teach you awesome deeds. 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}d and incline your ear, and forget your people and your father's house. 11 Let the king desire your beauty.e Because he [is] your lord, thereforef bow down to him. 12 Even the daughter of Tyre [will come] with a gift. [The] rich from among people will seek your {favor}.g 13 The king's daughter is all glorious within;h her garment [is] of gold embroidered cloth. 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 youri fathers will be your sons. You will make them princes in all the land.j 17 I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore peoples will praise you forever and ever.
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