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Chapter 45

45:1 For the Leader; upon Shoshannim; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.

45:2 My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; I say: 'My work is concerning a king'; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

45:3 Thou art fairer than the children of men; grace is poured upon thy lips; therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

45:4 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, Thy glory and thy majesty.

45:5 And in thy majesty prosper, ride on, in behalf of truth and meekness and righteousness; and let thy right hand teach thee tremendous things.

45:6 Thine arrows are sharp--the peoples fall under thee-- they sink into the heart of the king's enemies.

45:7 Thy throne given of God is for ever and ever; a sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

45:8 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

45:9 Myrrh, and aloes, and cassia are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.

45:10 Kings' daughters are among thy favourites; at thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

45:11 'Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;

45:12 So shall the king desire thy beauty; for he is thy lord; and do homage unto him.

45:13 And, O daughter of Tyre, the richest of the people shall entreat thy favour with a gift.'

45:14 All glorious is the king's daughter within the palace; her raiment is of chequer work inwrought with gold.

45:15 She shall be led unto the king on richly woven stuff; the virgins her companions in her train being brought unto thee.

45:16 They shall be led with gladness and rejoicing; they shall enter into the king's palace.

45:17 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons, whom thou shalt make princes in all the land.

45:18 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the peoples praise thee for ever and ever.

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