For the end, for 1alternate strains by the sons of Core; for instruction, a Song concerning the beloved.
1 My heart 2has uttered a good matter: I declare my works to the king: my tongue is the pen of a quick writer. 2 Thou art more beautiful than the sons of men: grace has been shed forth on thy lips: therefore God has blessed thee for ever. 3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O Mighty One, in thy comeliness, and in thy beauty; 4 and bend thy bow, and prosper, and reign, because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall guide thee wonderfully. 5 Thy weapons are sharpened, Mighty One, (the nations shall fall under thee) they are in the heart of the king's enemies.
6 3Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of righteousness. 7 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with the oil of gladness beyond thy fellows.
8 Myrrh, and stacte, and cassia are exhaled from thy garments, and out of the ivory palaces, 9 with which kings' daughters have gladdened thee for thine honour: the queen stood by on thy right hand, clothed in vesture wrought with gold, and arrayed in divers colours. 10 Hear, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear; forget also thy people, and thy father's house. 11 Because the king has desired thy beauty; for he is thy Lord. 12 And the daughter of Tyre shall adore him with gifts; the rich of the people of the land shall supplicate thy 4favour.
13 All her glory is that of the daughter of
1 See also
2 Lit. eructavit.
4 Gr. face.
5 Alex. ἔσωθεν, within, so Heb.
6 Gr. to the age of the age.
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