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Psalm 45 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:1 - [fn]For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.[fn] A wedding song. My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:2 - You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:4 - In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:5 - Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:6 - Your throne, O God,[fn] will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:7 - You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:8 - All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:9 - Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:10 - Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention: Forget your people and your father’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:11 - Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:12 - The city of Tyre will come with a gift,[fn] people of wealth will seek your favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:13 - All glorious is the princess within her chamber; her gown is interwoven with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:14 - In embroidered garments she is led to the king; her virgin companions follow her— those brought to be with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 - Led in with joy and gladness, they enter the palace of the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:16 - Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:17 - I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 45:1-17 is numbered 45:2-18.
Title: Probably a literary or musical term
Here the king is addressed as God’s representative.
Or A Tyrian robe is among the gifts

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