Psalms Chapter 45
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 The maiestie and grace of Christs kingdome. 10 The duetie of the Church, and the benefits thereof.
[To the chiefe Musician vpon Shoshannim, for the sonnes of Korah, Maschil: a song of loues.] My heart is inditing a good matter: I speake of the things which I haue made, touching the King: my tongue is the penne of a ready writer.1
Thou art fairer then the children of men: grace is powred into thy lips: therfore God hath blessed thee for euer.
Gird thy sword vpon thy thigh, O most mightie: with thy glory and thy maiestie.
And in thy maiestie ride prosperously, because of trueth and meekenes, and righteousnesse: and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.4
Thine arrowes are sharpe in the heart of the Kings enemies; whereby the people fall vnder thee.
Thy throne (O God) is for euer and euer: the scepter of thy kingdome is a right scepter.6
Thou louest righteousnesse, and hatest wickednesse: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oyle of gladnesse aboue thy fellowes.
All thy garments smell of myrrhe, and aloes, and cassia: out of the Iuorie palaces, whereby they haue made thee glad.
Kings daughters were among thy honourable women: vpon thy right hand did stand the Queene in golde of Ophir.
Hearken (O daughter) and consider, and incline thine eare; forget also thine owne people, and thy fathers house.
So shall the king greatly desire thy beautie: for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.
And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift, euen the rich among the people shall intreate thy fauour.12
The kings daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is of wrought gold.
She shall bee brought vnto the king in raiment of needle worke: the virgins her companions that followe her, shall be brought vnto thee.
With gladnesse and reioycing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the kings palace.
God our refuge.
In stead of thy fathers shall bee thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.
I will make thy name to bee remembred in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for euer and euer.
Psalms Chapter 45 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
1 Hebr. boyleth or bubleth vp.
4 Hebr. prosper thou, ride thou.
6 Heb. 1.8.
12 Heb. thy face.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania