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Psalms Chapter 45 - New American Standard Bible

1. MY heart [4] overflows with a good theme; I [3] address my [2] verses to the [1] King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

2. You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured [5] upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.

3. Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O [6] Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty!

4. And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You [7] awesome things.

5. Your arrows are sharp; The peoples fall under You; Your arrows are in the heart of the King's enemies.

6. Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

7. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of joy above Your fellows.

8. All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

9. Kings' daughters are among Your noble ladies; At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.

10. Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear: Forget your people and your father's house;

11. Then the King will desire your beauty. Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.

12. The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift; The rich among the people will seek your favor.

13. The King's daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven with gold.

14. She will be led to the King in embroidered work; The 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 Your name to be remembered in all generations; Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Probably refers to Solomon as a type of Christ
  • 2: Or through
  • 3: Or warrior
  • 4: Or fearful
  • 5: Or Abundantly available for help
  • 6: Or tight places
  • 7: Lit seas

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