To the director upon The Lilies.* Of the sons of Koʹrah. Masʹkil.* A song of the beloved women.
45 My heart has become astir with a goodly matter.+
I am saying: “My works are concerning a king.”+
May my tongue be the stylus+ of a skilled copyist.+
2 You are indeed more handsome than the sons of men.*+
Charm has been poured out upon your lips.+
That is why God* has blessed you to time indefinite.+
3 Gird your sword+ upon [your]* thigh, O mighty one,*+
[With] your dignity and your splendor.+
4 And in your splendor go on to success;+
Ride in the cause of truth and humility [and] righteousness,+
And your right hand will instruct you in fear-inspiring things.+
5 Your arrows are sharp—under you peoples keep falling+—
In the heart of the enemies of the king.+
6 God is your throne* to time indefinite, even forever;+
The scepter of your kingship is a scepter of uprightness.+
7 You have loved righteousness+ and you hate wickedness.+
That is why God, your God,+ has anointed+ you* with the oil of exultation+ more than your partners.+
8 All your garments are myrrh and aloeswood [and] cassia;+
Out from the grand ivory+ palace* stringed instruments themselves have made you rejoice.
9 The daughters+ of kings are among your precious women.*
The queenly consort+ has taken her stand at your right hand in gold of Oʹphir.+
10 Listen, O daughter, and see, and incline your ear;
And forget your people and your father’s house.+
11 And the king will long for your prettiness,+
For he is your lord,*+
So bow down to him.+
12 The daughter of Tyre also with a gift+—
The rich ones of the people will soften your* own face.+
13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within [the house];+
Her clothing is with settings of gold.
14 In woven apparel she will be brought to the king.+
The virgins in her train as her companions are being brought in to you.+
15 They will be brought with rejoicing and joyfulness;
They will enter into the palace of the king.
16 In place of your* forefathers+ there will come to be your sons,+
Whom you will appoint as princes* in all the earth.+
17 I will make mention of your* name throughout all generations to come.+
That is why peoples themselves will laud you to time indefinite, even forever.