Psalm 45 (Douay-Rheims)

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1 (44-1) <Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved.> (44-2) My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the king: My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly. 2 (44-3) Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever. 3 (44-4) Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most mighty. 4 (44-5) With thy comeliness and thy beauty set out, proceed prosperously, and reign. Because of truth and meekness and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully. 5 (44-6) Thy arrows are sharp: under thee shall people fall, into the hearts of the king’s enemies. 6 (44-7) Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness. 7 (44-8) Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 8 (44-9) Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: out of which 9 (44-10) The daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety. 10 (44-11) Hearken, O daughter, and see, and incline thy ear: and forget thy people and thy father’s house. 11 (44-12) And the king shall greatly desire thy beauty; for he is the Lord thy God, and him they shall adore. 12 (44-13) And the daughters of Tyre with gifts, yea, all the rich among the people, shall entreat thy countenance. 13 (44-14) All the glory of the king’s daughter is within in golden borders, 14 (44-15) Clothed round about with varieties. After her shall virgins be brought to the king: her neighbours shall be brought to thee. 15 (44-16) They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple of the king. 16 (44-17) Instead of thy fathers, sons are born to thee: thou shalt make them princes over all the earth. 17 (44-18) They shall remember thy name throughout all generations. Therefore shall people praise thee for ever; yea, for ever and ever.
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