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Psalm 45 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:1 - For the choir director: A love song to be sung to the tune “Lilies.” A psalm[fn] of the descendants of Korah.

Beautiful words stir my heart.
I will recite a lovely poem about the king,
for my tongue is like the pen of a skillful poet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:2 - You are the most handsome of all.
Gracious words stream from your lips.
God himself has blessed you forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Put on your sword, O mighty warrior!
You are so glorious, so majestic!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:4 - In your majesty, ride out to victory,
defending truth, humility, and justice.
Go forth to perform awe-inspiring deeds!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:5 - Your arrows are sharp, piercing your enemies’ hearts.
The nations fall beneath your feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:6 - Your throne, O God,[fn] endures forever and ever.
You rule with a scepter of justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:7 - You love justice and hate evil.
Therefore God, your God, has anointed you,
pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:8 - Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume your robes.
In ivory palaces the music of strings entertains you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:9 - Kings’ daughters are among your noble women.
At your right side stands the queen,
wearing jewelry of finest gold from Ophir!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:10 - Listen to me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say.
Forget your people and your family far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:11 - For your royal husband delights in your beauty;
honor him, for he is your lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:12 - The princess of Tyre[fn] will shower you with gifts.
The wealthy will beg your favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:13 - The bride, a princess, looks glorious
in her golden gown.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:14 - In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king,
accompanied by her bridesmaids.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 - What a joyful and enthusiastic procession
as they enter the king’s palace!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:16 - Your sons will become kings like their father.
You will make them rulers over many lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:17 - I will bring honor to your name in every generation.
Therefore, the nations will praise you forever and ever.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew maskil. This may be a literary or musical term.
Or Your divine throne.
Hebrew The daughter of Tyre.

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