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Psalm 45 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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A Song Celebrating the King's Marriage.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:1 - For the choir director; according to the [fn]Shoshannim. A [fn]Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.
My heart [fn]overflows with a good theme;
I [fn]address my [fn]verses to the [fn]King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:2 - You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured [fn]upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O [fn]Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:4 - And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You [fn]awesome things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:5 - Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:6 - Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:7 - You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:8 - All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:9 - Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:10 - Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear:
Forget your people and your father’s house;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:11 - Then the King will desire your beauty.
Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:12 - The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
The rich among the people will seek your favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:13 - The King’s daughter is all glorious within;
Her clothing is interwoven with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:14 - She will be led to the King in embroidered work;
The virgins, her companions who follow her,
Will be brought to You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 - They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing;
They will enter into the King’s palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:16 - In place of your fathers will be your sons;
You shall make them princes in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:17 - I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore the peoples will give You thanks forever and ever.
NASB Footnotes
Or, possibly Lilies
Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
Literally: is astir
Literally: am saying
Literally: works
Probably refers to Solomon as a type of Christ
Or, through
Or, warrior
Or, fearful

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