To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. Of the sons of Korah. An instruction; --a song of the Beloved.
1My heart is welling forth with a good matter: I say what I have composed touching the king. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2Thou art fairer than the sons of men; grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God#GodHebrew: Elohim hath blessed thee for ever. 3Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O mighty one, in thy majesty and thy splendour; 4And in thy splendour ride prosperously, because of truth and meekness and righteousness: and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. 5Thine arrows are sharp--peoples fall under thee--in the heart of the king's enemies.
6Thy throne, O God#GodHebrew: Elohim is for ever and ever; a sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy kingdom: 7Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; therefore God#GodHebrew: Elohim thy God#GodHebrew: Elohim hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy companions. 8Myrrh and aloes, cassia, are all thy garments; out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made thee glad. 9Kings' daughters are among thine honourable women; upon thy right hand doth stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10Hearken, daughter, and see, and incline thine ear; and forget thine own people and thy father's house: 11And the king will desire thy beauty; for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him. 12And the daughter of Tyre with a gift, the rich ones among the people, shall court thy favour. 13All glorious is the king's daughter within; her clothing is of wrought gold: 14She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of embroidery; the virgins behind her, her companions, shall be brought in unto thee: 15With joy and gladness shall they be brought; they shall enter into the king's palace. 16Instead of thy fathers shall be thy sons; princes shalt thou make them in all the earth. 17I will make thy name to be remembered throughout all generations; therefore shall the peoples praise thee for ever and ever.