Psalm 45:2-12 NIV

2 You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.

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3 Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.

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4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.

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5 Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.

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6 Your throne, O God,a will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

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    • 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.

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      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.

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      9 Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.

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      10 Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention: Forget your people and your father’s house.

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      11 Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.

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      12 The city of Tyre will come with a gift,bpeople of wealth will seek your favor.

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        • Ë 45:12 - Or "A Tyrian robe is among the gifts"