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Psalms 44

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 45

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  To the chief music-maker; put to Shoshannim. Of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves.
My heart is flowing over with good things; my words are of that which I have made for a king; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.  

 

 


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  You are fairer than the children of men; grace is flowing through your lips; for this cause the blessing of God is with you for ever.  

 

 


3


 

  Put on your sword, make it ready at your side, O strong chief, with your glory and power.  

 

 


4


 

  And go nobly on in your power, because you are good and true and without pride; and your right hand will be teaching you things of fear.  

 

 


5


 

  Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's haters; because of them the peoples are falling under you.  

 

 


6


 

  Your seat of power, O God, is for ever and ever; the rod of your kingdom is a rod of honour.  

 

 


7


 

  You have been a lover of righteousness and a hater of evil: and so God, your God, has put the oil of joy on your head, lifting you high over all other kings.  

 

 


8


 

  Your robes are full of the smell of all sorts of perfumes and spices; music from the king's ivory houses has made you glad.  

 

 


9


 

  Kings' daughters are among your noble women: on your right is the queen in gold of Ophir.  

 

 


10


 

  O daughter, give thought and attention, and let your ear be open; no longer keep in mind your people, and your father's house;  

 

 


11


 

  So will the king have a great desire for you, seeing how beautiful you are; because he is your lord, give him honour.  

 

 


12


 

  And the daughters of Tyre will be there with an offering; those who have wealth among the people will be looking for your approval.  

 

 


13


 

  In the great house the king's daughter is all shining: her clothing is worked with gold.  

 

 


14


 

  She will come before the king in robes of needlework; the virgins in her train will come before you.  

 

 


15


 

  With joy and rapture will they come; they will go into the king's house.  

 

 


16


 

  Your children will take the place of your fathers; so that you may make them rulers over all the earth.  

 

 


17


 

  I will keep the memory of your name living through all generations; and because of this the people will give you praise for ever.  

 

 


Psalms 46

 

 

 

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