Psalm 45 NLT

1 For the choir director: A psalm of the descendants of Korah, to be sung to the tune "Lilies." A love song. My heart overflows with a beautiful thought! I will recite a lovely poem to 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 before you, lying down beneath your feet.
6 Your throne, O God, a endures forever and ever. Your royal power is expressed in justice.

References for Psalms 45:6

    •  45:6 - Or <I>Your divine throne.</I>
      7 You love what is right and hate what is wrong. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.
      8 Your robes are perfumed with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. In palaces decorated with ivory, you are entertained by the music of harps.
      9 Kings' daughters are among your concubines. 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 homeland far away.
      11 For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
      12 The princes of Tyre b will shower you with gifts. People of great wealth will entreat your favor.

      References for Psalms 45:12

        • ‚ 45:12 - Hebrew <I>The daughter of Tyre.</I>
          13 The bride, a princess, waits within her chamber, dressed in a gown woven with gold.
          14 In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids.
          15 What a joyful, 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.