A Song Celebrating the King’s Marriage.
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 children of men; graciousness is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever.
3 Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O mighty One, in Your glory and Your majesty! 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 darts pierce the hearts of the King's enemies.
6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; the scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. 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 Your garments are all fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia; stringed instruments make You glad. 9 Kings' daughters are among Your honorable women; at Your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hear, O daughter, consider, submit, and consent to my instruction: forget also your own people and your father's house; 11 So will the King desire your beauty; because He is your Lord, be submissive and reverence and honor Him. 12 And, O daughter of Tyre, the richest of the people shall entreat your favor with a gift.
13 The King's daughter in the inner part [of the palace] is all glorious; her clothing is inwrought with gold. 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 With gladness and rejoicing will they be brought; they will enter into the King's palace.