Psalm 45 – New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of the Sons of Korah. A maskil.[b] A wedding song.
- My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.
- You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed you forever.
- Gird your sword on your side, you mighty one; clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.
- In your majesty ride forth victoriously in the cause of truth, humility and justice; let your right hand achieve awesome deeds.
- Let your sharp arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies; let the nations fall beneath your feet.
- Your throne, O God,[c] will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.
- You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.
- All your robes are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from palaces adorned with ivory the music of the strings makes you glad.
- Daughters of kings are among your honored women; at your right hand is the royal bride in gold of Ophir.
- Listen, daughter, and pay careful attention: Forget your people and your father’s house.
- Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.
- The city of Tyre will come with a gift,[d] people of wealth will seek your favor.
- All glorious is the princess within her chamber; her gown is interwoven with gold.
- In embroidered garments she is led to the king; her virgin companions follow her— those brought to be with her.
- Led in with joy and gladness, they enter the palace of the king.
- Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.
- I will perpetuate your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise you for ever and ever.
Psalm 45 – King James Version (KJV)
- 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.
- Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
- Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
- And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
- Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.
- Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
- Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
- All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
- Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
- Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house;
- So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
- And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
- The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
- She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
- With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace.
- Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
- I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.