Psalm 45. Eructavit cor meum.
- MY heart overfloweth with a good matter; I speak the things which I have made concerning the King. *
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
- Thou art fairer than the children of men; *
full of grace are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.
- Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou Most Mighty, *
according to thy worship and renown.
- Good luck have thou with thine honour: *
ride on, because of the word of truth, of meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
- Thy arrows are very sharp in the heart of the King's enemies, *
and the people shall be subdued unto thee.
- Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever; *
the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
- Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; *
wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
- All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia; *
out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
- Kings' daughters are among thy honourable women; *
upon thy right hand doth stand the queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.
- Hearken, O daughter, and consider; incline thine ear; *
forget also thine own people, and thy father's house.
- So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty; *
for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.
- And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; *
like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.
- The King's daughter is all glorious within; *
her clothing is of wrought gold.
- She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needlework: *
the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.
- With joy and gladness shall they be brought, *
and shall enter into the King's palace.
- Instead of thy fathers, thou shalt have children, *
whom thou mayest make princes in all lands.
- I will make thy Name to be remembered from one generation to another; *
therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.
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