1 To the chief musician upon Shoshannim, by the sons of Korach, a Maskil, a song of love.(45:2)My heart swelleth with a good speech; I say, "My works shall be for the king:" my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2 (45:3)Thou art more fair than the children of men; grace is poured out over thy lips: therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.
3 (45:4)Gird thy sword upon the thigh, O mighty one, it is thy glory and thy majesty;
4 (45:5)Yea, it is thy majesty: be prosperous, ride along for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; and fearful things shall thy right hand teach thee.
5 (45:6)Thy sharpened arrowspeople will fall down beneath theewill enter into the heart of the kings enemies.
6 (45:7)Thy throne, given of God, endureth for ever and ever: the sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
7 (45:8)Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore hath God, thy God, anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy associates.
8 (45:9)Of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia are fragrant all thy garments: out of palaces of ivory have they made thee joyful with the sound of music.
9 (45:10)Kings daughters are among those dear to thee: the queen standeth on thy right hand in fine gold of Ophir.
10 (45:11)Hearken, O daughter, and look, and incline thy ear, and forget thy own people, and thy fathers house:
11 (45:12)Then will the king long for thy beauty; for he is thy Lord; and bow thyself to him.
12 (45:13)And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift: the rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.
13 (45:14)All gloriously attired awaiteth the kings daughter in the inner chamber: of wrought gold is her garment.
14 (45:15)In embroidered clothes will she be brought unto the king: virgins that follow her, her companions, are brought unto thee.
15 (45:16)They are led forth with rejoicings and gladness, they enter into the palace of the king.
16 (45:17)Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children: thou wilt appoint them as princes in all the land.
17 (45:18)I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.