Psalm 45



A Royal Wedding Song

1 My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

1 {To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.} My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

1 My heart is overflowing with good news; I speak what I have composed to the king; my tongue is like the pen of an articulate scribe.

1 My heart overflows with a goodly theme; I address my psalm to a King. My tongue is like the pen of a ready writer.

2 You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.

2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

2 You are the most handsome of Adam's descendants; grace has anointed your lips; therefore God has blessed you forever.

2 You are fairer than the children of men; graciousness is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever.

3 Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty!

3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

3 Strap your sword to your side, mighty warrior, along with your honor and majesty.

3 Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O mighty One, in Your glory and Your majesty!

4 And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.

4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

4 In your majesty ride forth for the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness; and your strong right hand will teach you awesome things.

4 And in Your majesty ride on triumphantly for the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); and let Your right hand guide You to tremendous things.

5 Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.

5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.

5 Your arrows are sharpened to penetrate the hearts of the king's enemies. People will fall under you.

5 Your arrows are sharp; the peoples fall under You; Your darts pierce the hearts of the King's enemies.

6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

6 Your throne, God, exists forever and ever, and the scepter of your kingdom is a righteous scepter.

6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; the scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

7 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of joy above Your fellows.

7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

7 You love justice and hate wickedness. That is why God, even your God, has anointed you rather than your companions with the oil of gladness.

7 You love righteousness, uprightness, and right standing with God and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.

8 All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

8 All your clothes are scented with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made you glad.

8 Your garments are all fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia; stringed instruments make You glad.

9 Kings' daughters are among Your noble ladies; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.

9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

9 The king's daughters are among your honorable women; the queen, dressed in gold from Ophir, has taken her place at your right hand."

9 Kings' daughters are among Your honorable women; at Your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.

10 Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear: Forget your people and your father's house;

10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

10 Listen, daughter! Consider and pay attention. Forget your people and your father's house,

10 Hear, O daughter, consider, submit, and consent to my instruction: forget also your own people and your father's house;

11 Then the King will desire your beauty. Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.

11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

11 and the king will greatly desire your beauty. Because he is your lord, you should bow in respect before him.

11 So will the King desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, be submissive and reverence and honor Him.

12 The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.

12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

12 The daughter of Tyre will come with a wedding gift; wealthy people will entreat your favor.

12 And, O daughter of Tyre, the richest of the people shall entreat your favor with a gift.

13 The King's daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven with gold.

13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.

13 In her chamber, the king's daughter is glorious; her clothing is embroidered with gold thread.

13 The King's daughter in the inner part [of the palace] is all glorious; her clothing is inwrought with gold.

14 She will be led to the King in embroidered work; The virgins, her companions who follow her, Will be brought to You.

14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

14 In embroidered garments she is presented to the king. Her virgin companions who follow her train will be presented to you.

14 She shall be brought to the King in raiment of needlework; with the virgins, her companions that follow her, she shall be brought to You.

15 They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing; They will enter into the King's palace.

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

15 Filled with joy and gladness, they are presented when they enter the king's palace.

15 With gladness and rejoicing will they be brought; they will enter into the King's palace.

16 In place of your fathers will be your sons; You shall make them princes in all the earth.

16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

16 Your sons will take the place of your ancestors, and you will set them up as princes in all the earth.

16 Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons, whom You will make princes in all the land.

17 I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations; Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.

17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

17 From generation to generation, I will cause your name to be remembered. Therefore people will thank you forever and ever. To the Director: A song by the Sons of Korah, to the tune of "The Maidens".

17 I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the people praise and give You thanks forever and ever.



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