Psalm 45
A Royal Wedding Song
For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.”45:0 Ps 60; 69; 80 A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song.
1My heart is moved by a noble theme
as I recite my verses to the king;
my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.45:1 Ezr 7:6
2You are the most handsome of men;45:2 Or of the descendants of Adam
grace flows from your lips.45:2 Lk 4:22
Therefore God has blessed you forever.45:2 Ps 21:6

3Mighty warrior, strap your sword at your side.
In your majesty and splendor45:3 Is 49:2; Rv 1:16; 19:15 —
4in your splendor ride triumphantly
in the cause of truth, humility, and justice.
May your right hand show your awe-inspiring acts.45:4 Ps 65:5; 98:1
5Your sharpened arrows pierce the hearts of the king’s enemies;
the peoples fall under you.45:5 Dt 23:14; Ps 18:14

6Your throne,45:6–7 Heb 1:8–9 God, is45:6 Or Your divine throne is, or Your throne is God’s forever and ever;
the scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of justice.45:6 Ps 93:2
7You love righteousness and hate wickedness;45:7 Ps 33:5
therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of joy
more than your companions.
8Myrrh, aloes, and cassia perfume all your garments;
from ivory palaces harps bring you joy.45:8 Sg 4:14; Jn 19:39
9Kings’ daughters are among your honored women;45:9 Sg 6:8
the queen, adorned with gold from Ophir,
stands at your right hand.45:9 1Kg 9:28; 10:11

10Listen, daughter, pay attention and consider:
Forget your people and your father’s house,45:10 Ru 1:16–17
11and the king will desire your beauty.
Bow down to him, for he is your lord.45:11 Eph 5:33
12The daughter of Tyre, the wealthy people,
will seek your favor with gifts.45:12 Ps 68:29; 72:10–11; Is 49:23

13In her chamber, the royal daughter is all glorious,
her clothing embroidered with gold.45:13 Ex 39:2–3; Rv 19:7–8
14In colorful garments she is led to the king;
after her, the virgins, her companions, are brought to you.45:14 Ezk 16:18; 26:16
15They are led in with gladness and rejoicing;
they enter the king’s palace.45:15 Jr 22:4

16Your sons will succeed your ancestors;
you will make them princes throughout the land.45:16 1Pt 2:9; Rv 1:6; 5:10
17I will cause your name to be remembered for all generations;
therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.45:17 Mal 1:11