Bible: Ps 45
Psalm 45 1
My heart is stirred by a beautiful song. 4
I say, “I have composed this special song 5 for the king;
my tongue is as skilled as the stylus of an experienced scribe.” 6
45:2 You are the most handsome of all men! 7
You speak in an impressive and fitting manner! 8
45:3 Strap your sword to your thigh, O warrior! 11
Appear in your majestic splendor! 12
45:4 Appear in your majesty and be victorious! 13
Ride forth for the sake of what is right, 14
on behalf of justice! 15
Then your right hand will accomplish mighty acts! 16
45:5 Your arrows are sharp
and penetrate the hearts of the king’s enemies.
Nations fall at your feet. 17
The scepter 20 of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
45:8 All your garments are perfumed with 27 myrrh, aloes, and cassia.
45:10 Listen, O princess! 34
Observe and pay attention! 35
45:12 Rich people from Tyre 42
will seek your favor by bringing a gift. 43
decked out in pearls and clothed in a brocade trimmed with gold. 46
45:14 In embroidered robes she is escorted to the king.
Her attendants, the maidens of honor who follow her,
are led before you. 47
45:15 They are bubbling with joy as they walk in procession
and enter the royal palace. 48
you will make them princes throughout the land.
45:17 I will proclaim your greatness through the coming years, 52
then the nations will praise you 53 forever.