Parallel Verses

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.

New American Standard Bible

For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Holman Bible

For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song.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 good theme;
I address my psalm to the King.
My tongue is like the pen of a skillful 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.

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

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Context Readings

A Royal Wedding Song

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



Cross References

2 Samuel 23:2

The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

Job 32:18-20

For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

Job 33:3

My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

Psalm 49:3

My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Ezra 7:6

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

Job 34:4

Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

Psalm 2:6

Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 24:7-10

Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Psalm 69:1

{To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David.} Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.

Proverbs 16:23

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning 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 sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.

Isaiah 5:1

Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

Isaiah 32:1-2

Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

Matthew 12:35

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

Matthew 25:34

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Matthew 27:37

And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Ephesians 5:32

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

2 Peter 1:21

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Psalm 80:1

{To the chief Musician upon ShoshannimEduth, A Psalm of Asaph.} Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.

Psalm 110:1-2

{A Psalm of David.} The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

Proverbs 8:6-9

Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

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