Psalm 45 TNIV

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

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.

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      2 You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace,1 since God has blessed you forever.2

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      3 Gird your sword3 on your side, you mighty one;4 clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.5

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      4 In your majesty ride forth victoriously6 in the cause of truth, humility and justice;7 let your right hand8 achieve awesome deeds.9

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      5 Let your sharp arrows10 pierce the hearts11 of the king's enemies;12 let the nations fall beneath your feet.

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      6 Your throne, O God,a will last for ever and ever;13 a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

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        • a 45:6 - Here the king is addressed as God's representative.
          7 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.17

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          8 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.

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          9 Daughters of kings24 are among your honored women; at your right hand25 is the royal bride26 in gold of Ophir.27

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          10 Listen, daughter,28 and pay careful attention:29 Forget your people30 and your father's house.

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          11 Let the king be enthralled by your beauty;31 honor32 him, for he is your lord.33

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          12 The city of Tyre34 will come with a gift,b35 people of wealth will seek your favor.

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            • b 45:12 - Or "A Tyrian robe is among the gifts"
              13 All glorious36 is the princess within her chamber; her gown is interwoven with gold.37

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              14 In embroidered garments38 she is led to the king;39 her virgin companions40 follow her-- those brought to be with her.

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              15 Led in with joy and gladness,41 they enter the palace of the king.

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              16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes42 throughout the land.

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              17 I will perpetuate your memory through all generations;43 therefore the nations will praise you44 for ever and ever.45

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