The king's marriage
To the chief Musician Ps. 69, title;& 80, titleupon 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.
Thou art fairer than the children of men:
Luke 4:22Grace is poured into thy lips:
Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.
Gird thy Is. 49:2;Heb. 4:12;Rev. 1:16sword upon thy thigh, Is. 9:6O most mighty,
With thy glory and thy majesty.
Rev. 6:2And 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.
Ps. 93:2;Heb. 1:8Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:
The sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
Ps. 33:5Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness:
Therefore Is. 61:1God, thy God, 1 Ki. 1:39;Ps. 79:4hath anointed thee
With the oil Ps. 21:6of gladness above thy fellows.
Sol. 1:3All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia,
Out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women:
1 Ki. 2:19Upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear;
See Deut. 21:13Forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty:
Ps. 95:6;Is. 54:5For he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.
And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift;
Even Is. 49:23the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.
Is. 61:10The king's daughter is all glorious within:
Her clothing is of wrought gold.
Sol. 1:4She 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,
1 Pet. 2:9;Rev. 1:6;& 20:6Whom 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.
The presence of God in calamity