1 Mine heart will utter forth a good matter: I

will entreat in my works of the king: my

tongue is as the pen of a swift writer.

2 Thou art fairer than the children of men:

grace is poured in thy lips, because God hath

blessed thee forever.

3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most

mighty, to wit, thy worship and thy glory:

4 And prosper with thy glory: ride upon the

word of truth and of meekness and of righteousness:

so thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

5 Thine arrows are sharp to pierce the heart of

the King’s enemies: therefore the people shall fall

under thee.

6 Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever: the scepter

of thy kingdom, is a scepter of righteousness.

7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness,

because God, even thy God, hath anointed

thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

8 All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes,

and cassia, when thou comest out of the ivory palaces

where they have made thee glad.

9 King’s daughters were among thine honorable

wives: upon thy right hand did stand the Queen in

a vesture of 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 have pleasure in thy beauty:

for he is thy Lord, and reverence thou him.

12 And the daughter of Tyrewith the rich of

the people, shall do homage before thy face with


13 The King’s daughter is all glorious within: her

clothing is of broidered gold.

14 She shall be brought unto the King in raiment

of needlework: the virgins that follow after her, and

her companions shall be brought unto thee.

15 With joy and gladness shall they be brought,

and shall enter into the king’s palace.

16 Instead of thy fathers shall thy children be: thou

shalt make them princes through all the earth.

17 I will make thy Name to be remembered

through all generations: therefore shall the people

give thanks unto thee, world without end.


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