"My tongue is the pen of a scribe who writes
(Unknown, 12th Century)
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.
Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips:
therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.||
(45:2) "Thou art fairer than the children of men ... therefore God hath blessed thee for ever."
Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy
And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and
righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.||
Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the
people fall under thee.||
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a
Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God,
hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.||
|45:8 All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory
palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.||
"All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia."
God's clothes smell like myrrh, aloes, and cassia.
Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did
stand the queen in gold of Ophir.||
Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also
thine own people, and thy father's house;||
So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and
worship thou him.||
And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among
the people shall intreat thy favour.||
The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought
She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins
her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.||
With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into
the king's palace.||
Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make
princes in all the earth.||
I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall
the people praise thee for ever and ever.