1 My heart is inditing
a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching
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
5 Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies;
whereby the people fall under thee.
6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy
kingdom is a right sceptre.
7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore
God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above
8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out
of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
9 Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy
right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear;
forget also thine 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 intreat thy favour.
13 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing
is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework:
the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought
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.