Psalm 45:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. To the tune of "Lilies." Of the Sons of Korah. A� maskil. A�wedding song. My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.


New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; according to the Shoshannim. A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A Song of Love. My heart overflows with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.


King James Bible
[[To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves.]] 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.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: according to "The Lilies." A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song. My heart is moved by a noble theme as I recite my verses to the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.


International Standard Version
My heart is overflowing with good news; I speak what I have composed to the king; my tongue is like the pen of an articulate scribe.


American Standard Version
My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved. My heart hath uttered a good word I speak my works to the king; My tongue is the pen of a scrivener that writeth swiftly.


Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. Upon Shoshannim. Of the sons of Korah. An instruction; a song of the Beloved.} My heart is welling forth with a good matter: I say what I have composed touching the king. My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.


Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- 'On the Lilies.' -- By sons of Korah. -- An Instruction. -- A song of loves. My heart hath indited a good thing, I am telling my works to a king, My tongue is the pen of a speedy writer.
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Context
Your Throne is Forever

1My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever. 3Gird your sword on your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty. 4And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things. 5Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under you. 6Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom is a right scepter. 7You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows. 8All your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made you glad. 9Kings' daughters were among your honorable women: on your right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir. 10Listen, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father's house; 11So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Lord; and worship you him. 12And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat your favor. 13The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of worked gold. 14She shall be brought to the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought to you. 15With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace. 16Instead of your fathers shall be your children, whom you may make princes in all the earth. 17I will make your name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise you for ever and ever.
Cross References
Ezra 7:6
This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God on him.


Psalm 42:1
As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God.


Treasury of Scripture

My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

(Title.) To the chief. Or, rather, `To the chief musician upon the hexachords, a didactic ode for the sons of Korah, and a song of loves.' Shoshannim most probably denotes hexachords, or six stringed instruments, from shesh, `six:' hence the Persian shasta, a six stringed lute. This Psalm is supposed to be an epithalamium, or nuptial song, on the marriage of Solomon with Pharaoh's daughter; but with what propriety could Solomon be described as fairer than the children of men, a mighty warrior, a victorious conqueror, and a prince whose throne is for ever and ever! A greater than Solomon is here; and the person described is no other than the Messiah, as is acknowledged by many Jewish writers. The Targum on ver

3. says, `Thy beauty, malka meshecha, O King Messiah, is greater than the children of men:' and the Apostle expressly quotes it as such He.

1:8,9. It was probably written by David after Nathan's prophetic address

1 Chronicles 17:27 Now therefore let it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may be before you for ever: for you bless, O LORD...

Shoshannim

Psalm 69:1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in to my soul.

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth.

Maschil. or, of instruction
A song

Songs 1:1,2 The song of songs, which is Solomon's...

Isaiah 5:1 Now will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My well beloved has a vineyard in a very fruitful hill:

Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

is inditing [heb.] boileth, of bubbleth up

Job 32:18-20 For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constrains me...

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things...

a good

Psalm 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

Job 33:3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

Job 34:4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

Proverbs 8:6-9 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things...

touching

Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion.

Psalm 24:7-10 Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be you lift up, you everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in...

Psalm 110:1,2 The LORD said to my Lord, Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool...

Songs 1:12 While the king sits at his table, my spikenard sends forth the smell thereof.

Isaiah 32:1,2 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment...

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Matthew 27:37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

tongue

2 Samuel 23:2 The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue.

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Strong's Concordance
{{To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves. }} 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.
Topical Bible
2 45 Beloved Chief Choirmaster Composed Contemplation Flowing Forth Goodly Gt Heart Indited Inditing Instruction Korah Leader Lilies Love Loves Lt Maschil Maskil Matter Music Musician Music-maker Noble Overfloweth Overflows Overseer Pen Psalm Ready Recite Scribe Shoshannim Skillful Song Sons Speak Speedy Stirred Telling Theme Tongue Touching Tune Verses Wedding Welling Works Writer
Resources
Psalms Chapter 45 Verse 1

Alphabetical: A address as by director For good heart I is king Korah Lilies maskilA music My noble of overflows pen ready recite skillful song Sons stirred the theme To tongue tune verses wedding with writer

OT Poetry: Psalm 45:1 For the Chief Musician (Psalm Ps Psa.)
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