Your Throne, O God, Is Forever
To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil#45:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term of #Ps. 42, titlethe Sons of Korah; a love song.
1My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;
I address my verses to the king;
my tongue is like the pen of #[Ezra 7:6]a ready scribe.
2You are #[Isa. 33:17] the most handsome of the sons of men;
# [Luke 4:22]; See Isa. 61:1-3 grace is poured upon your lips;
therefore God has blessed you forever.
3 # Ex. 32:27 Gird your #[Isa. 49:2; Heb. 4:12; Rev. 1:16; 19:15] sword on your thigh, O #[Ps. 24:8; Isa. 9:6] mighty one,
in #Ps. 21:5; 96:6, 7your splendor and majesty!
4In your majesty #[Rev. 16:2] ride out victoriously
for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
let your right hand teach you #See Ps. 65:5awesome deeds!
5Your arrows are sharp
in the heart of the king’s enemies;
the peoples fall under you.
6 # Ps. 93:2; 110:2; Cited Heb. 1:8, 9 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
The #[Ps. 67:4; 96:10]scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;
7 # See Ps. 11:7 you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Therefore #Isa. 61:1 God, your God, has #Ps. 2:2; 1 Kgs. 1:39; [Acts 10:38] anointed you
with the oil of #[Ps. 21:6] gladness #[1 Kgs. 3:13]beyond your companions;
8your robes are all fragrant with #John 19:39; [Matt. 2:11] myrrh and aloes and cassia.
From ivory palaces #Ps. 150:4stringed instruments make you glad;
9daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;
# [1 Kgs. 2:19; Neh. 2:6] at your right hand stands the queen in #See Job 28:16gold of Ophir.
10Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:
forget your people and your father’s house,
11and the king will desire your beauty.
Since he is your #Isa. 54:5 lord, #Ps. 95:6bow to him.
12The people#45:12 Hebrew daughter of Tyre will #[Job 11:19] seek your favor with #Ps. 96:8 gifts,
# Ps. 22:29; 68:29; 72:10; Isa. 49:7 the richest of the people.#45:12 Or The daughter of Tyre is here with gifts, the richest of people seek your favor
13All glorious is #[Rev. 19:7, 8]the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.
14 # [Judg. 5:30; Ezek. 16:18; 26:16] In many-colored robes #[Song 1:4]she is led to the king,
with her virgin companions following behind her.
15With joy and gladness they are led along
as they enter the palace of the king.
16In place of your fathers shall be your sons;
you will make them #1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 1:6; 5:10; 20:6princes in all the earth.
17 # [Mal. 1:11] I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;
therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.
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