(Of the Director; to “Lilies”; of the sons of Korah; meditative; a love song.)
45 My heart is busy on a good topic,
I am saying my verses for the king;
my tongue is a quick writer’s pen.
2 Superb are you beyond mankind;
charm is poured over your lips;
therefore God has blessed you forever.
3 Belt your sword to your side,
champion, your majesty and your splendor.
4 Ride successfully in the cause of truth, modesty, right,
and let your right hand give you terrible instructions.
5 Your arrows are keen;
peoples fall under you;
the king’s enemies are frayed to rags.
6 God is your throne forever and evermore;
the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of equity.
7 You love right and hate wrong;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with more of the oil of rejoicing than your compeers.
8 Your garments are all myrrh and eaglewood and cassia;
out of ivory palaces sounding strings gladden you.
9 A daughter of kings stands forth in your costly adornments,
at your right hand a queen in fine gold from Ophir.
10 Hear, daughter, and see, and bend your ear,
and forget your people and your family,
11 And have the king desire your beauty;
for he is your lord;
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall do reverence to you,
the rich men of a people shall bring presents to propitiate you.
13 A king’s daughter all glorious,
her dress coral in filigree of gold,
14 Is conducted to the king with dances,
maidens behind her, her companions, brought to you;
15 They are conducted with gladness and glee,
they enter the royal palace.
16 In place of your fathers shall be your sons.
You shall set them as viceroys all through the earth
17 I will make your name to be remembered in every succeeding generation;
therefore peoples shall praise you forever and evermore.