The Glories of the Messiah and His Bride

To the Chief Musician. (A)Set to [a]“The Lilies.” A [b]Contemplation of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love.

45 My heart is overflowing with a good theme;
I recite my composition concerning the King;
My tongue is the pen of a [c]ready writer.

You are fairer than the sons of men;
(B)Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
[d]Gird Your (C)sword upon Your thigh, (D)O Mighty One,
With Your (E)glory and Your majesty.
(F)And in Your majesty ride prosperously because of truth, humility, and righteousness;
And Your right hand shall teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the King’s enemies;
The peoples fall under You.

(G)Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A (H)scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You love righteousness and hate wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has (I)anointed You
With the oil of (J)gladness more than Your companions.
All Your garments are (K)scented with myrrh and aloes and cassia,
Out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made You glad.
(L)Kings’ daughters are among Your honorable women;
(M)At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.

10 Listen, O daughter,
Consider and incline your ear;
(N)Forget your own people also, and your father’s house;
11 So the King will greatly desire your beauty;
(O)Because He is your Lord, worship Him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
(P)The rich among the people will seek your favor.

13 The royal daughter is all glorious within the palace;
Her clothing is woven with gold.
14 (Q)She shall be brought to the King in robes of many colors;
The virgins, her companions who follow her, shall be brought to You.
15 With gladness and rejoicing they shall be brought;
They shall enter the King’s palace.

16 Instead of Your fathers shall be Your sons,
(R)Whom You shall make princes in all the earth.
17 (S)I will make Your name to be remembered in all generations;
Therefore the people shall praise You forever and ever.

God the Refuge of His People and Conqueror of the Nations

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song (T)for Alamoth.

46 God is our (U)refuge and strength,
(V)A[e] very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the [f]midst of the sea;
(W)Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

There is a (X)river whose streams shall make glad the (Y)city of God,
The holy place of the [g]tabernacle of the Most High.
God is (Z)in the midst of her, she shall not be [h]moved;
God shall help her, just [i]at the break of dawn.
(AA)The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

The (AB)Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
(AC)He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
(AD)He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
(AE)He burns the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
(AF)I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Praise to God, the Ruler of the Earth

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

47 Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples!
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!
For the Lord Most High is awesome;
He is a great (AG)King over all the earth.
(AH)He will subdue the peoples under us,
And the nations under our feet.
He will choose our (AI)inheritance for us,
The excellence of Jacob whom He loves. Selah

(AJ)God has gone up with a shout,
The Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
(AK)For God is the King of all the earth;
(AL)Sing praises with understanding.

(AM)God reigns over the nations;
God (AN)sits on His (AO)holy throne.
The princes of the people have gathered together,
(AP)The people of the God of Abraham.
(AQ)For the shields of the earth belong to God;
He is greatly exalted.


  1. Psalm 45:1 Heb. Shoshannim
  2. Psalm 45:1 Heb. Maschil
  3. Psalm 45:1 skillful
  4. Psalm 45:3 Belt on
  5. Psalm 46:1 An abundantly available help
  6. Psalm 46:2 Lit. heart
  7. Psalm 46:4 dwelling places
  8. Psalm 46:5 shaken
  9. Psalm 46:5 Lit. at the turning of the morning

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