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Psalm 45 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Glories of the Messiah and His Bride
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:1 - To the Chief Musician. Set to “The Lilies.”[fn] A Contemplation[fn] of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.

My heart is overflowing with a good theme;
I recite my composition concerning the 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 upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O Mighty One,
With Your glory and Your majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:4 - And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness;
And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:5 - Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies;
The peoples fall under You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:6 - Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:7 - You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:8 - All Your garments are scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia,
Out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:9 - Kings’ daughters are among Your honorable women;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:10 - Listen, O daughter,
Consider and incline your ear;
Forget your own people also, and your father’s house;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:11 - So the King will greatly desire your beauty;
Because He is your Lord, worship Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:12 - And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
The rich among the people will seek your favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:13 - The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace;
Her clothing is woven with gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:14 - She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors;
The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 - With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought;
They shall enter the King’s palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:16 - Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons,
Whom You shall make princes in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:17 - I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew Shoshannim
Hebrew Maschil

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