A Song Celebrating the King’s Marriage.

1 For the choir director; according to the (a)Shoshannim. A (b)Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.
My heart (c)overflows with a good theme;
I (d)address my (e)verses to the (f)King;
My tongue is the pen of (A)a ready writer.
2
You are fairer than the sons of men;
(B)Grace is poured (g)upon Your lips;
Therefore God has (C)blessed You forever.
3
Gird (D)Your sword on Your thigh, O (h)(E)Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
4
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and (F)meekness and righteousness;
Let Your (G)right hand teach You (i)awesome things.
5
Your (H)arrows are sharp;
The (I)peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are (J)in the heart of the King’s enemies.
6
(K)Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of (L)uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
7
You have (M)loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has (N)anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
8
All Your garments are fragrant with (O)myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces (P)stringed instruments have made You glad.
9
Kings’ daughters are among (Q)Your noble ladies;
At Your (R)right hand stands the queen in (S)gold from Ophir.
10
Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear:
(T)Forget your people and your father’s house;
11
Then the King will desire your beauty.
Because He is your (U)Lord, (V)bow down to Him.
12
The daughter of (W)Tyre will come with a gift;
The (X)rich among the people will seek your favor.
13
The King’s daughter is all glorious within;
Her clothing is (Y)interwoven with gold.
14
She will be (Z)led to the King (AA)in embroidered work;
The (AB)virgins, her companions who follow her,
Will be brought to You.
15
They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing;
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.
17
I will cause (AC)Your name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore the peoples (AD)will give You thanks forever and ever.

Footnotes:

a. Psalm 45:1: ['Or possibly ', Lilies]
b. Psalm 45:1: ['Possibly ', Contemplative, ', or ', Didactic, ', or ', Skillful Psalm]
c. Psalm 45:1: ['Lit ', is astir]
d. Psalm 45:1: ['Lit ', am saying]
e. Psalm 45:1: ['Lit ', works]
f. Psalm 45:1: ['Probably refers to Solomon as a type of Christ']
g. Psalm 45:2: ['Or ', through]
h. Psalm 45:3: ['Or ', warrior]
i. Psalm 45:4: ['Or ', fearful]

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