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Psalm 45

The Glories of the Messiah and His Bride

To the Chief Musician. aSet to 1“The Lilies.” A 2Contemplation of the Sons of Korah. A Song of Love.

1 My heart is overflowing with a good theme;

I recite my composition concerning the King;

My tongue is the pen of a 3ready writer.

2 You are fairer than the sons of men;

bGrace is poured upon Your lips;

Therefore God has blessed You forever.

3 4Gird Your csword upon Your thigh, dO Mighty One,

With Your eglory and Your majesty.

4 fAnd in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness;

And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.

5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies;

The peoples fall under You.

6 gYour throne, O God, is forever and ever;

A hscepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness;

Therefore God, Your God, has ianointed You

With the oil of jgladness more than Your companions.

8 All Your garments are kscented with myrrh and aloes and cassia,

Out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad.

9 lKings’ daughters are among Your honorable women;

mAt Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.

10 Listen, O daughter,

Consider and incline your ear;

nForget your own people also, and your father’s house;

11 So the King will greatly desire your beauty;

oBecause He is your Lord, worship Him.

12 And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;

pThe rich among the people will seek your favor.

13 The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace;

Her clothing is woven with gold.

14 qShe shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors;

The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.

15 With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought;

They shall enter the King’s palace.

16 Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons,

rWhom You shall make princes in all the earth.

17 sI will make Your name to be remembered in all generations;

Therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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