For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil. A wedding song.

1 abMy heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
References for Psalms 45:1
    • È 45:1 - In Hebrew texts 45:1-17 is numbered 45:2-18.
    • É 45:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.
      References for Psalms 45:2
      3 Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
      4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.
      5 Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.
      References for Psalms 45:5
      6 Your throne, O God,c will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
      References for Psalms 45:6
        • Ê 45:6 - Here the king is addressed as God’s representative.
          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 your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.
          9 Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
          References for Psalms 45:9