To the chief Musician. Shoshannim. For the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of the beloved.
1 My heart has been stirred over a good matter; I speak of my works regarding the
King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2 You are the fairest of the sons of men; grace is poured into Your lips; therefore God
has blessed You forever.
3 Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O mighty One, with Your glory and Your majesty.
4 And ride prosperously in Your majesty, because of truth and meekness and
righteousness; and Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.
5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies; peoples fall under You.
6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; the scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of
7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed
You with the oil of gladness above Your fellows.
8 All Your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by
which they have made You glad.
9 Kings' daughters are among Your precious ones; on Your right hand stands the queen
in gold of Ophir.
10 Listen, O daughter, consider and extend your ear; forget your own people also, and
your father's house.
11 Thus the King shall greatly long for your beauty, for He is your Lord; bow down before Him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall come with a gift; even the rich among the peoples
shall entreat your face.
13 The king's daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is plaited with gold.
14 She shall be brought to the King in clothing of needlework; the virgins, her
companions who follow, shall be brought to You.
15 They shall be brought with gladness and rejoicing; they shall enter into the King's
16 In the place of your fathers shall be your sons, whom you will make princes in all the
17 I will make Your name to be remembered from generation to generation; therefore
the people shall praise You forever and ever.