Your Throne, O God, Is Forever

To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Maskil[a] of (A)the Sons of Korah; a love song.

45 My heart overflows with a pleasing theme;
    I address my verses to the king;
    my tongue is like the pen of (B)a ready scribe.

You are (C)the most handsome of the sons of men;
    (D)grace is poured upon your lips;
    therefore God has blessed you forever.
(E)Gird your (F)sword on your thigh, O (G)mighty one,
    in (H)your splendor and majesty!

In your majesty (I)ride out victoriously
    for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
    let your right hand teach you (J)awesome deeds!
Your arrows are sharp
    in the heart of the king's enemies;
    the peoples fall under you.

(K)Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.
    The (L)scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness;
    (M)you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Therefore (N)God, your God, has (O)anointed you
    with the oil of (P)gladness (Q)beyond your companions;
    your robes are all fragrant with (R)myrrh and aloes and cassia.
From ivory palaces (S)stringed instruments make you glad;
    daughters of kings are among your ladies of honor;
    (T)at your right hand stands the queen in (U)gold of Ophir.

10 Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:
    forget your people and your father's house,
11     and the king will desire your beauty.
Since he is your (V)lord, (W)bow to him.
12     The people[b] of Tyre will (X)seek your favor with (Y)gifts,
    (Z)the richest of the people.[c]

13 All glorious is (AA)the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.
14     (AB)In many-colored robes (AC)she is led to the king,
    with her virgin companions following behind her.
15 With joy and gladness they are led along
    as they enter the palace of the king.

16 In place of your fathers shall be your sons;
    you will make them (AD)princes in all the earth.
17 (AE)I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;
    therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.

God Is Our Fortress

To the choirmaster. Of (AF)the Sons of Korah. According to (AG)Alamoth.[d] A Song.

46 God is our (AH)refuge and strength,
    a very (AI)present[e] help in (AJ)trouble.
Therefore we will not fear (AK)though the earth gives way,
    though the mountains be moved into (AL)the heart of the sea,
though (AM)its waters roar and foam,
    though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah

There is (AN)a river whose streams make glad (AO)the city of God,
    the holy (AP)habitation of the Most High.
(AQ)God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
    God will help her when morning dawns.
(AR)The nations rage, the kingdoms totter;
    he (AS)utters his voice, the earth (AT)melts.
(AU)The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

(AV)Come, behold the works of the Lord,
    how he has brought desolations on the earth.
(AW)He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
    he (AX)breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    (AY)he burns the chariots with fire.
10 (AZ)“Be still, and know that I am God.
    (BA)I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”
11 (BB)The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 45:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  2. Psalm 45:12 Hebrew daughter
  3. Psalm 45:12 Or The daughter of Tyre is here with gifts, the richest of people seek your favor
  4. Psalm 46:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  5. Psalm 46:1 Or well proved

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