Psalm 45 New Living Translation

A Song for the King's Marriage

45 1  Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king, for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet. 2  You are the most handsome of all. Gracious words stream from your lips. God himself has blessed you forever. 3  Put on your sword, O mighty warrior! You are so glorious, so majestic! 4  In your majesty, ride out to victory, defending truth, humility, and justice. Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds! 5  Your arrows are sharp, piercing your enemies' hearts. The nations fall beneath your feet.

6  Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice. 7  You love justice and hate evil. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else. 8  Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume your robes. In ivory palaces the music of strings entertains you. 9  Kings' daughters are among your noble women. At your right side stands the queen, wearing jewelry of finest gold from Ophir!

10  Listen to me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say. Forget your people and your family far away. 11  For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. 12  The princess of Tyre will shower you with gifts. The wealthy will beg your favor. 13  The bride, a princess, looks glorious in her golden gown. 14  In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids. 15  What a joyful and enthusiastic procession as they enter the king's palace! 16  Your sons will become kings like their father. You will make them rulers over many lands. 17  I will bring honor to your name in every generation. Therefore, the nations will praise you forever and ever.

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