Psalm 45

Your Throne, O God, Is Forever

To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah; a love song.

1 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of 1a ready scribe.
2 You are 2the most handsome of the sons of men; 3grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.
3 4Gird your 5sword on your thigh, O 6mighty one, in 7your splendor and majesty!
4 In your majesty 8ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let your right hand teach you 9awesome deeds!
5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; the peoples fall under you.
6 10Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The 11scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;
7 12you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore 13God, your God, has 14anointed you with the oil of 15gladness 16beyond your companions;
8 your robes are all fragrant with 17myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces 18stringed instruments make you glad;
9 daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; 19at your right hand stands the queen in 20gold of Ophir.
10 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear: forget your people and your father's house,
11 and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your 21lord, 22bow to him.
12 The peoplea of Tyre will 23seek your favor with 24gifts, 25the richest of the people.b
13 All glorious is 26the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.
14 27In many-colored robes 28she is led to the king, with her virgin companions following behind her.
15 With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king.
16 In place of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make them 29princes in all the earth.
17 30I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.
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