Psalm 45

A Song Celebrating the King’s Marriage.

For the music director; according to the [a]Shoshannim. A [b]Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.

45 My heart is moved with a good theme;
I [c]address my [d]verses to the [e]King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are the most handsome of the sons of mankind;
Grace is poured [f]upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Strap Your sword on Your thigh, [g]Mighty One,
In Your splendor and majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You [h]awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, God, is forever and ever;
The scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your companions.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh, aloes, and cassia;
From ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You joyful.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble women;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.

10 Listen, daughter, look and incline your ear:
Forget your people and your father’s house;
11 Then the King will crave your beauty.
Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.
12 The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
The wealthy among the people will seek your favor.

13 The King’s daughter is all glorious within;
Her clothing is interwoven with gold.
14 She will be brought to the King in colorful garments;
The virgins, her companions who follow her,
Will be brought to You.
15 They will be brought with joy 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 make Your name known among all generations;
Therefore the peoples will praise You forever and ever.


  1. Psalm 45 Title Or possibly Lilies
  2. Psalm 45 Title Possibly Contemplative; or Didactic; or Wisdom Psalm
  3. Psalm 45:1 Lit am saying
  4. Psalm 45:1 Lit works
  5. Psalm 45:1 Prob. refers to a Davidic king as a type of Christ
  6. Psalm 45:2 Or through
  7. Psalm 45:3 Or Warrior
  8. Psalm 45:4 Or fearful