Psalm 45

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

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

3: Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. edit

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

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

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

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

8: All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. edit

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

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

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

12: And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour. edit

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

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

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

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

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

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