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The second book of Psalms, song 45, Vulgate and King James Version

Psalm 45


   1 Magistro chori. Secundum "Lilia...". Filiorum Core. Maskil. Canticum amoris.
   2 Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum, dico ego opera mea regi. Lingua mea calamus scribae velociter scribentis.
   3 Speciosus forma es prae filiis hominum, diffusa est gratia in labiis tuis, propterea benedixit te Deus in aeternum.
   4 Accingere gladio tuo super femur tuum, potentissime, magnificentia tua et ornatu tuo.
   5 Et ornatu tuo procede, currum ascende propter veritatem et mansuetudinem et iustitiam. Et doceat te mirabilia dextera tua:
   6 sagittae tuae acutae - populi sub te cadent - in corda inimicorum regis.
   7 Sedes tua, Deus, in saeculum saeculi; sceptrum aequitatis sceptrum regni tui.
   8 Dilexisti iustitiam et odisti iniquitatem, propterea unxit te Deus, Deus tuus, oleo laetitiae prae consortibus tuis.
   9 Myrrha et aloe et casia omnia vestimenta tua; e domibus eburneis chordae delectant te.
   10 Filiae regum in pretiosis tuis; astitit regina a dextris tuis ornata auro ex Ophir. -
   11 Audi, filia, et vide et inclina aurem tuam et obliviscere populum tuum et domum patris tui;
   12 et concupiscet rex speciem tuam. Quoniam ipse est dominus tuus, et adora eum.
   13 Filia Tyri cum muneribus; vultum tuum deprecabuntur divites plebis.
   14 Gloriosa nimis filia regis intrinsecus, texturis aureis circumamicta.
   15 In vestibus variegatis adducetur regi; virgines post eam, proximae eius, afferuntur tibi.
   16 Afferuntur in laetitia et exsultatione, adducuntur in domum regis.
   17 Pro patribus tuis erunt tibi filii; constitues eos principes super omnem terram.
   18 Memor ero nominis tui in omni generatione et generatione; propterea populi confitebuntur tibi in aeternum et in saeculum saeculi.

King James Version

   To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.
   1 My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of 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 thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
   3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
   4 And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
   5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.
   6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
   7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest 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 the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
   9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did 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 shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
   12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
   13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
   14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.
   15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
   16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
   17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

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