PSALMS - Chapter 45

1 - My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2 - Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
3 - Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
4 - And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
5 - Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.
6 - Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
7 - Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
8 - All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
9 - Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 - Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
11 - So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
12 - And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
13 - The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
14 - She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
15 - With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
16 - Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 - I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.