A Song Celebrating the King’s Marriage.
For the music director; according to the #Or possibly LiliesShoshannim. A #Possibly Contemplative; or Didactic; or Wisdom PsalmMaskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.
1My heart is moved with a good theme;
I #Lit am sayingaddress my #Lit worksverses to the #Prob. refers to a Davidic king as a type of ChristKing;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2You are the most handsome of the sons of mankind;
Grace is poured #Or throughupon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
3Strap Your sword on Your thigh, #Or WarriorMighty One,
In Your splendor and majesty!
4And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You #Or fearfulawesome things.
5Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
6Your throne, God, is forever and ever;
The scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
7You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your companions.
8All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia;
From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You joyful.
9Kings’ daughters are among Your noble women;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
10Listen, daughter, look and incline your ear:
Forget your people and your father’s house;
11Then the King will crave your beauty.
Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.
12The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
The wealthy among the people will seek your favor.
13The King’s daughter is all glorious within;
Her clothing is interwoven with gold.
14She will be brought to the King in colorful garments;
The virgins, her companions who follow her,
Will be brought to You.
15They will be brought with joy and rejoicing;
They will enter into the King’s palace.
16In place of your fathers will be your sons;
You shall make them princes in all the earth.
17I will make Your name known among all generations;
Therefore the peoples will praise You forever and ever.