45:1 To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of
Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves. My heart is inditing a good
matter: I speak of the things which I have made concerning the
king: my tongue [is] the pen of a ready writer.
45:2 Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured
into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
45:3 Gird thy sword upon [thy] thigh, O [most] mighty, with thy
glory and thy majesty.
45:4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and
meekness [and] righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach
thee terrible things.
45:5 Thy arrows [are] sharp in the heart of the king's enemies;
[by which] the people fall under thee.
45:6 Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: the scepter of
thy kingdom [is] a scepter of justice.
45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore
God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above
45:8 All thy garments [smell] of myrrh, and aloes, [and] cassia,
out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.
45:9 Kings daughters [were] among thy honorable women: upon thy
right hand stood the queen in gold of Ophir.
45:10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thy ear;
forget also thy own people, and thy father's house;
45:11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he [is]
thy lord; and worship thou him.
45:12 And the daughter of Tyre [shall be there] with a gift;
[even] the rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.
45:13 The king's daughter [is] all glorious within: her clothing
[is] of wrought gold.
45:14 She shall be brought to the king in raiment of
needle-work: the virgins her companions that follow her shall
be brought to thee.
45:15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they
shall enter into the king's palace.
45:16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou
mayest make princes in all the earth.
45:17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations:
therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.