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.
You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace,1 since God has blessed you forever.23
Gird your sword3 upon your side, O mighty one;4 clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.54
In your majesty ride forth victoriously6 in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness;7 let your right hand8 display awesome deeds.95
Let your sharp arrows10 pierce the hearts11 of the king's enemies;12 let the nations fall beneath your feet.
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;13 a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
You love righteousness14 and hate wickedness;15 therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing16 you with the oil of joy.178
All your robes are fragrant18 with myrrh19 and aloes20 and cassia;21 from palaces adorned with ivory22 the music of the strings23 makes you glad.
Daughters of kings24 are among your honored women; at your right hand25 is the royal bride26 in gold of Ophir.2710
Listen, O daughter,28 consider29 and give ear: Forget your people30 and your father's house.
The king is enthralled by your beauty;31 honor32 him, for he is your lord.3312
The Daughter of Tyre34 will come with a gift,a35 men of wealth will seek your favor.
All glorious36 is the princess within [her chamber]; her gown is interwoven with gold.3714
In embroidered garments38 she is led to the king;39 her virgin companions40 follow her and are brought to you.
They are led in with joy and gladness;41 they enter the palace of the king.
Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes42 throughout the land.
I will perpetuate your memory through all generations;43 therefore the nations will praise you44 for ever and ever.45