1 Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.
2 You are the most handsome of all. Gracious words stream from your lips. God himself has blessed you forever.
3 Put on your sword, O mighty warrior! You are so glorious, so majestic!
4 In your majesty, ride out to victory, defending truth, humility, and justice. Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds!
5 Your arrows are sharp, piercing your enemies’ hearts. The nations fall beneath your feet.
6 Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice.
References for Psalms 45:6
    • a 45:6 - Or Your divine throne.
      7 You love justice and hate evil. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.
      8 Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume your robes. In ivory palaces the music of strings entertains you.
      9 Kings’ daughters are among your noble women. At your right side stands the queen, wearing jewelry of finest gold from Ophir!
      10 Listen to me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say. Forget your people and your family far away.
      11 For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
      12 The princess of Tyre will shower you with gifts. The wealthy will beg your favor.
      References for Psalms 45:12
        • b 45:12 - Hebrew The daughter of Tyre.
          13 The bride, a princess, looks glorious in her golden gown.
          14 In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids.
          15 What a joyful and enthusiastic procession as they enter the king’s palace!
          16 Your sons will become kings like their father. You will make them rulers over many lands.
          17 I will bring honor to your name in every generation. Therefore, the nations will praise you forever and ever.