Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

{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.

Holman Bible

My heart is moved by a noble theme as I recite my verses to the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.

International Standard Version

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.

A Conservative Version

My heart overflows with a good matter. I speak the things which I have made concerning the king. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

American Standard Version

My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

My heart is flowing over with good things; my words are of that which I have made for a king; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Darby Translation

{To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. Of the sons of Korah. An instruction; a song of the Beloved.} My heart is welling forth with a good matter: I say what I have composed touching the king. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My heart is overflowing with a good word; I speak of the things which I have done concerning the king; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Julia Smith Translation

To the overseer over the lilies, for the sons of Korah, instruction: a song of the beloved. My heart boiled over a good word: I say my works to the king: my tongue the pen of one writing promptly.

King James 2000

[To the Chief Musician upon shoshannim, for the Sons of Korah, a maschil, a song of loves.] My heart is overflowing with a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made concerning the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready scribe.

Lexham Expanded Bible

My heart is moved [with] a good word; I recite my {compositions} to [the] king. My tongue [is the] pen [of] a skilled scribe.

Modern King James verseion

To the Chief Musician. Concerning the Lilies, for the sons of Korah, a contemplation; A Song of Loves. My heart is overflowing with a good matter; I speak of my works to the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{To the Chanter, upon Shoshannim, an instruction of the children of Korah; a song of love} My heart is inditing of a good matter; I speak the things which I have made unto the King. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

NET Bible

For the music director; according to the tune of "Lilies;" by the Korahites, a well-written poem, a love song. My heart is stirred by a beautiful song. I say, "I have composed this special song for the king; my tongue is as skilled as the stylus of an experienced scribe."

New Heart English Bible

My heart overflows with a noble theme. I recite my verses for the king. My tongue is like the pen of a skillful writer.

The Emphasized Bible

Overflowed hath my heart, with an excellent theme, I will recite my poem concerning the king, Be, my tongue, like the pen of a scribe who is skilled.

Webster

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 concerning the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

World English Bible

My heart overflows with a noble theme. I recite my verses for the king. My tongue is like the pen of a skillful writer.

Youngs Literal Translation

To the Overseer. -- 'On the Lilies.' -- By sons of Korah. -- An Instruction. -- A song of loves. My heart hath indited a good thing, I am telling my works to a king, My tongue is the pen of a speedy writer.

References

Context Readings

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



Cross References

2 Samuel 23:2

"The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.

Job 32:18-20

"For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.

Job 33:3

"My words are from the uprightness of my heart, And my lips speak knowledge sincerely.

Psalm 49:3

My mouth will speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart will be understanding.

Ezra 7:6

This Ezra went up from Babylon, and he was a scribe skilled in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given; and the king granted him all he requested because the hand of the LORD his God was upon him.

Job 34:4

"Let us choose for ourselves what is right; Let us know among ourselves what is good.

Psalm 2:6

"But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain."

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in!

Psalm 69:1

Save me, O God, For the waters have threatened my life.

Proverbs 16:23

The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.

Song of Songs 1:1-7

The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.

Song of Songs 1:12

"While the king was at his table, My perfume gave forth its fragrance.

Isaiah 5:1

Let me sing now for my well-beloved A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard. My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill.

Isaiah 32:1-2

Behold, a king will reign righteously And princes will rule justly.

Matthew 12:35

"The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.

Matthew 25:34

"Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Matthew 27:37

And above His head they put up the charge against Him which read, "THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS."

Ephesians 5:32

This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.

2 Peter 1:21

for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.

Psalm 80:1

Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!

Psalm 110:1-2

The LORD says to my Lord: "Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet."

Proverbs 8:6-9

"Listen, for I will speak noble things; And the opening of my lips will reveal right things.



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