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Psalm 45 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer . 1 My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. 2 You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.
3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. 3 Gird your sword upon your side, O mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things . 4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness; let your right hand display awesome deeds.
5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies ; whereby the people fall under thee. 5 Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king's enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.
6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 6 Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad . 8 All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.
9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir. 9 Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
10 Hearken , O daughter, and consider , and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house; 10 Listen, O daughter, consider and give ear: Forget your people and your father's house.
11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him. 11 The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour. 12 The Daughter of Tyre will come with a gift, men of wealth will seek your favor.
13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold. 13 All glorious is the princess within [her chamber]; her gown is interwoven with gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. 14 In embroidered garments she is led to the king; her virgin companions follow her and are brought to you.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought : they shall enter into the king's palace. 15 They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the king.
16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. 16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.
17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever. 17 I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.