For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim.〖That is, Lilies.〗 A Psalm of the sons

of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.

[1] MY heart overfloweth with a goodly matter;

I〖Or, I speak: my work is for a king Or, on behalf of.〗 speak the things which I have made touching the king:

My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

[2] Thou art fairer than the children of men;

Grace is poured into〖Or, went in procession with them.〗 thy lips:

Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

[3] Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one,

Thy glory and thy majesty.

[4] And in thy majesty ride on prosperously,

Because〖Or, In behalf of.〗 of truth and meekness and righteousness:

And thy〖Or, let thy right hand teach.〗 right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

[5] Thine arrows are sharp;

The peoples fall under thee;

They are in the heart of the king’s enemies.

[6] Thy〖Or, Thy throne is the throne of God &c.〗 throne, O God, is for ever and ever:

A sceptre of equity is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

[7] Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness:

Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee

With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

[8] All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia;

Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad.

[9] Kings’ daughters are among thy honorable women:

At thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

[10] Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear;

Forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house:

[11] So will the king desire thy beauty;

For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him.

[12] And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift;

The rich among the people shall entreat thy favor.

[13] The king’s daughter within〖Or, in the inner part of the palace.〗 the palace is all glorious:

Her clothing is in wrought with gold.

[14] She shall be led unto the king in〖Or, upon.〗 broidered work:

The virgins her companions that follow her

Shall be brought unto thee.

[15] With gladness and rejoicing shall they be led:

They shall enter into the king’s palace.

[16] Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children,

Whom thou shalt make princes in all the earth.

[17] I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations:

Therefore shall the peoples give thee thanks for ever and ever.

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