MY HEART is inditing of a good matter : I speak of the things which I have made unto the King.
2 My tongue is the pen : of a ready writer.
3 Thou art fairer than the children of men: full of grace are thy lips, because God hath blessed thee for ever.
4 Gird thee with thy sword upon thy thigh, O thou most Mighty : according to thy worship and renown.
5 Good luck have thou with thine honour : ride on, because of the word of truth, of meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.
6 Thy arrows are very sharp, and the people shall be subdued unto thee : even in the midst among the King’s enemies.
7 Thy seat, O God, endureth for ever : the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
8 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity : wherefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
9 All thy garments smell of myrrh, aloes, and cassia : out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
10 Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women : upon thy right hand did stand the queen in a vesture of gold, wrought about with divers colours.
11 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, incline thine ear : forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house.
12 So shall the King have pleasure in thy beauty : for he is thy Lord God, and worship thou him.
13 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift : like as the rich also among the people shall make their supplication before thee.
14 The King’s daughter is all glorious within : her clothing is of wrought gold.
15 She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needle-work : the virgins that be her fellows shall bear her company, and shall be brought unto thee.
16 With joy and gladness shall they be brought : and shall enter into the King’s palace.
17 Instead of thy fathers thou shalt have children : whom thou mayest make princes in all lands.
18 I will remember thy Name from one generation to another : therefore shall the people give thanks unto thee, world without end.