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Psalms 45 (asv)

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For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.

45:1My 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.

45:2Thou art fairer than the children of men;

Grace is poured into thy lips:

Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

45:3Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one,

Thy glory and thy majesty.

45:4And in thy majesty ride on prosperously,

Because of truth and meekness and righteousness:

And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

45:5Thine arrows are sharp;

The peoples fall under thee;

They are in the heart of the king's enemies.

45:6Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:

A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

45:7Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness:

Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee

With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

45:8All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia;

Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.

45:9Kings' daughters are among thy honorable women:

At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

45:10Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear;

Forget also thine own people, and thy father's house:

45:11So will the king desire thy beauty;

For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him.

45:12And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift;

The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.

45:13The king's daughter within the palace is all glorious:

Her clothing is inwrought with gold.

45:14She shall be led unto the king in broidered work:

The virgins her companions that follow her

Shall be brought unto thee.

45:15With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led:

They shall enter into the king's palace.

45:16Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children,

Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.

45:17I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations:

Therefore shall the peoples give thee thanks for ever and ever.


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