|Ps 45:1 My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my psalm to the King.
My tongue is like the pen of a skillful writer.
|Ps 45:2 You are fairer than the sons of men;
Graciousness is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
|Ps 45:3 ¶ Strap Your sword on Your thigh, O mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
|Ps 45:4 And in Your majesty ride on triumphantly
For the cause of truth and humility and righteousness;
Let Your right hand guide You to awesome things.
|Ps 45:5 Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples (nations) fall under You;
Your arrows pierce the hearts of the King's enemies.
|Ps 45:6 ¶ Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
|Ps 45:7 You have loved righteousness (virtue, morality, justice) and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, your God, has anointed You
Above Your companions with the oil of jubilation. [Heb 1:8, 9]
|Ps 45:8 All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh, aloes and cassia;
From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
|Ps 45:9 Kings' daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
|Ps 45:10 ¶ Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear [to my instruction]:
Forget your people and your father's house;
|Ps 45:11 Then the King will desire your beauty;
Because He is your Lord, bow down and honor Him.
|Ps 45:12 The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
The rich among the people will seek your favor.
|Ps 45:13 ¶ Glorious is the King's daughter within [the palace];
Her robe is interwoven with gold. [Rev 19:7, 8]
|Ps 45:14 She will be brought to the King in embroidered garments;
The virgins, her companions who follow her,
Will be brought to You.
|Ps 45:15 With gladness and rejoicing will they be led;
They will enter into the King's palace.
|Ps 45:16 ¶ In place of your fathers will be your sons;
You shall make princes in all the land.
|Ps 45:17 I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore the peoples will praise and give You thanks forever and ever.