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Psalm 45 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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A Song celebrating the King's Marriage.

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For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.
My 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.
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Thou art fairer than the children of men;
Grace is poured into thy lips:
Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
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Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one,
Thy glory and thy majesty.
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And in thy majesty ride on prosperously,
Because of truth and meekness and righteousness:
And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
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Thine arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under thee;
They are in the heart of the king’s enemies.
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Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:
A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
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Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness:
Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee
With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
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All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.
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Kings’ daughters are among thy honorable women:
At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
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Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear;
Forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house:
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So will the king desire thy beauty;
For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him.
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And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift;
The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.
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The king’s daughter within the palace is all glorious:
Her clothing is inwrought with gold.
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She shall be led unto the king in broidered work:
The virgins her companions that follow her
Shall be brought unto thee.
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With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led:
They shall enter into the king’s palace.
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Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children,
Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.
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I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations:
Therefore shall the peoples give thee thanks for ever and ever.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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