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Psalm 45 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:1 - To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil of the Sons of Korah; a love song. My heart overflows with a goodly theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:2 - You are the fairest of the sons of men; grace is poured upon your lips; therefore God has blessed you for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Gird your sword upon your thigh, O mighty one, in your glory and majesty!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:4 - In your majesty ride forth victoriously for the cause of truth and to defend the right; let your right hand teach you dread deeds!
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 divine throne endures for ever and ever. Your royal scepter is a scepter of equity;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:7 - you love righteousness and hate wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:8 - your robes are all fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia. From ivory palaces stringed instruments make you glad;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:9 - daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor; at your right hand stands the queen in gold of Ophir.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:10 - Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; forget your people and your father's house;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:11 - and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:12 - the people of Tyre will sue your favor with gifts, the richest of the people
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:13 - with all kinds of wealth. The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:14 - in many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions, her escort, in her train.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 - With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:16 - Instead of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make them princes in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:17 - I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations; therefore the peoples will praise you for ever and ever.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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