A Song Celebrating the King's Marriage.
For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim. F401 A Maskil F401 of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.
1 My heart overflows F402 with a good theme;
I address F403 my verses F404 to the King; F405
My tongue is the pen of a R1364 ready writer.
2 You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace R1365 is poured upon F406 Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed R1366 You forever.
3 Gird Your R1367 sword on Your thigh, O Mighty R1368 F407 One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
4 And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness R1369 and righteousness;
Let Your right R1370 hand teach You awesome F408 things.
5 Your arrows R1371 are sharp;
The peoples R1372 fall under You;
Your arrows are in R1373 the heart of the King's enemies.
6 Your R1374 throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness R1375 is the scepter of Your kingdom.
7 You have loved R1376 righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed R1377 You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
8 All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh R1378 and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed R1379 instruments have made You glad.
9 Kings' daughters are among Your R1380 noble ladies;
At Your right R1381 hand stands the queen in gold R1382 from Ophir.
10 Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear:
Forget R1383 your people and your father's house;
11 Then the King will desire your beauty.
Because He is your Lord, R1384 bow R1385 down to Him.
12 The daughter of Tyre R1386 will come with a gift;
The rich R1387 among the people will seek your favor.
13 The King's daughter is all glorious within;
Her clothing is interwoven R1388 with gold.
14 She will be led R1389 to the King in R1390 embroidered work;
The virgins, R1391 her companions who follow her,
Will be brought to You.
15 They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing;
They will enter into the King's palace.
16 In place of your fathers will be your sons;
You shall make them princes in all the earth.
17 I will cause Your R1392 name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore the peoples will R1393 give You thanks forever and ever.
F401: Or Wait for
F401: Or Wait for
F402: Or saving acts of
F403: Or May You
F404: Or while the enemy oppresses
F405: Lit the gladness of my joy
F406: Or sunk down
F407: Or Wait for
F408: Or still
R1364: Ezra 7:6
R1365: Luke 4:22
R1366: Psalms 21:6
R1367: Hebrews 4:12; Revelation 1:16
R1368: Isaiah 9:6
R1369: Zephaniah 2:3
R1370: Psalms 21:8
R1371: Psalms 18:14; 120:4; Isaiah 5:28; 7:13
R1372: Psalms 92:9
R1373: 2 Samuel 18:14
R1374: Psalms 93:2; Hebrews 1:8,9
R1375: Psalms 98:9
R1376: Psalms 11:7; 33:5
R1377: Psalms 2:2
R1378: Song of Solomon 4:14; John 19:39
R1379: Psalms 150:4
R1380: Song of Solomon 6:8
R1381: 1 Kings 2:19
R1382: 1 Kings 9:28; Isaiah 13:12
R1383: Deuteronomy 21:13; Ruth 1:16,17
R1384: Genesis 18:12; 1 Peter 3:6
R1385: Ephesians 5:33
R1386: Psalms 87:4
R1387: Psalms 22:29; 68:29; 72:10,11; Isaiah 49:23
R1388: Exodus 39:2,3
R1389: Song of Solomon 1:4
R1390: Judges 5:30; Ezekiel 16:10
R1391: Psalms 45:9
R1392: Malachi 1:11
R1393: Psalms 138:4