Psalms 45

A Song for the King’s Wedding
For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” A maskil. A love song of the sons of Korah.
1Beautiful words fill my mind.
I am speaking of royal things.
My tongue is like the pen of a skilled writer.
2You are more handsome than anyone.
You are a very good speaker.
God has blessed you forever.
3Put on your sword, powerful warrior.
Show your glory and majesty.
4In your majesty win the victory.
Defend what is true and right.
Your power will do amazing things.
5Your sharp arrows will enter
the hearts of the king’s enemies.
Nations will be defeated before you.
6God, your throne will last forever and ever.
You will rule your kingdom with fairness.
7You love right and hate evil.
So God has chosen you to rule those with you.
Your God has given you much joy.
8Your clothes smell like myrrh, aloes and cassia.
From palaces of ivory
music comes to make you happy.
9Kings’ daughters are among your honored women.
Your bride stands at your right side
wearing gold from Ophir.
10Listen to me, daughter. Look and pay attention.
Forget your people and your father’s family.
11The king loves your beauty.
Because he is your master, you should obey him.
12People from the city of Tyre have brought a gift.
Wealthy people will want to meet you.
13The princess is very beautiful.
Her gown is woven with gold.
14In her beautiful clothes she is brought to the king.
Her bridesmaids follow behind her.
And they are also brought to him.
15They come with happiness and joy.
They enter the king’s palace.
16You will have sons to take the place of your ancestors.
You will make them rulers through all the land.
17I will make your name famous from now on.
People will praise you forever and ever.