To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah (Qorach), Maskil, A Song of loves.
1 My heart is inditing a good matter; I speak of the things which I have made touching the king; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2 You are fairer than the children of men; grace is poured into your lips; therefore God (Elohim) hath blessed you forever.
3 Gird Your sword upon Your thigh, O most mighty, with Your glory and Your majesty.
4 And in Your majesty ride prosperously 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; whereby the people fall under You.
6 Your throne, O God (Elohim), is forever and ever; the sceptre of Your kingdom is a right sceptre.
7 You lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness; therefore God (Elohim), your God (Elohim), hath 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, whereby they have made You glad.
9 Kings’ daughters were among Your honourable women; upon Your right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father’s house;
11 So shall the king greatly desire your beauty, for he is your lord; so honor you him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat Your favor.
13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within; her clothing is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework; the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto You.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought; they shall enter into the king’s palace.
16 Instead of your fathers shall be your children, whom you mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations; therefore shall the people praise You forever and ever.