- <To the chief music-maker;
put to Shoshannim.
Of the sons of Korah.
A Song of loves.>
My heart is flowing over with good things;
my words are of that which I have made for a king;
my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
- You are fairer than the children of men;
grace is flowing through your lips;
for this cause the blessing of God is with you for ever.
- Put on your sword, make it ready at your side, O strong chief, with your glory and power.
- And go nobly on in your power, because you are good and true and without pride;
and your right hand will be teaching you things of fear.
- Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's haters;
because of them the peoples are falling under you.
- Your seat of power, O God, is for ever and ever;
the rod of your kingdom is a rod of honour.
- You have been a lover of righteousness and a hater of evil: and so God, your God, has put the oil of joy on your head, lifting you high over all other kings.
- Your robes are full of the smell of all sorts of perfumes and spices;
music from the king's ivory houses has made you glad.
- Kings' daughters are among your noble women: on your right is the queen in gold of Ophir.
- O daughter, give thought and attention, and let your ear be open;
no longer keep in mind your people, and your father's house;
- So will the king have a great desire for you, seeing how beautiful you are;
because he is your lord, give him honour.
- And the daughters of Tyre will be there with an offering;
those who have wealth among the people will be looking for your approval.
- In the great house the king's daughter is all shining: her clothing is worked with gold.
- She will come before the king in robes of needlework;
the virgins in her train will come before you.
- With joy and rapture will they come;
they will go into the king's house.
- Your children will take the place of your fathers;
so that you may make them rulers over all the earth.
- I will keep the memory of your name living through all generations;
and because of this the people will give you praise for ever.