1: To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves. My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made concerning the king: my tongue [is] the pen of a ready writer. 2: Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. 3: Gird thy sword upon [thy] thigh, O [most] mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. 4: And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness [and] righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. 5: Thy arrows [are] sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; [by which] the people fall under thee. 6: Thy throne, O God, [is] for ever and ever: the scepter of thy kingdom [is] a scepter of justice. 7: Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 8: All thy garments [smell] of myrrh, and aloes, [and] cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad. 9: Kings daughters [were] among thy honorable women: upon thy right hand stood the queen in gold of Ophir. 10: Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thy ear; forget also thy own people, and thy father's house; 11: So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he [is] thy lord; and worship thou him. 12: And the daughter of Tyre [shall be there] with a gift; [even] the rich among the people shall entreat thy favor. 13: The king's daughter [is] all glorious within: her clothing [is] of wrought gold. 14: She shall be brought to the king in raiment of needle-work: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought to thee. 15: With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace. 16: Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. 17: I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.