Psalm 45

1The majesty and grace of Christ's kingdom. 10The duty of the church, and the benefits thereof.

0 To the chief Musician upon 1Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, aMaschil, A Song 2of loves.

1 My heart ais inditing a 1good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching 2the king: my tongue is the pen of 3a ready writer.

2 Thou 1art fairer than the children of men: 2grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath 3blessed thee for ever.

3 Gird thy 1sword upon thy thigh, O most 2mighty, with thy 3glory and thy majesty.

4 And in thy majesty aride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and 1thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

5 Thine 1arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.

6 Thy 1throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

7 Thou 1lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, 2thy God, hath 3anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

8 All 1thy garments smell of 2myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the 3ivory palaces, whereby 4they have made thee glad.

9 1Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand 2the queen in 3gold of Ophir.

10 1Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; 2forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

11 So 1shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is 2thy Lord; and worship thou him.

12 And 1the daughter of Tyre shall be there with 2a gift; even the 3rich among the people shall intreat thy afavour.

13 The 1king's daughter is 2all glorious within: 3her clothing is of wrought gold.

14 She 1shall be brought unto the king 2in raiment of needlework: the 3virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

15 With 1gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.

16 1Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

17 I 1will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.