20 If we had (A)forgotten the name of our God
Or extended our [a]hands to (B)a strange god,
21 Would not God (C)find this out?
For He knows the secrets of the heart.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 44:20 Lit palms

A Song Celebrating the King’s Marriage.

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

45 My heart [c]overflows with a good theme;
I [d]address my [e]verses to the [f]King;
My tongue is the pen of (A)a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
(B)Grace is poured [g]upon Your lips;
Therefore God has (C)blessed You forever.

Gird (D)Your sword on Your thigh, O [h](E)Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and (F)meekness and righteousness;
Let Your (G)right hand teach You [i]awesome things.
Your (H)arrows are sharp;
The (I)peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are (J)in the heart of the King’s enemies.

(K)Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of (L)uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have (M)loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has (N)anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 45:1 Or possibly Lilies
  2. Psalm 45:1 Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
  3. Psalm 45:1 Lit is astir
  4. Psalm 45:1 Lit am saying
  5. Psalm 45:1 Lit works
  6. Psalm 45:1 Probably refers to Solomon as a type of Christ
  7. Psalm 45:2 Or through
  8. Psalm 45:3 Or warrior
  9. Psalm 45:4 Or fearful

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