Psalm 45:1 {44:1}
Good News Translation
Beautiful words fill my mind, as I compose this song for the king. Like the pen of a good writer my tongue is ready with a poem.

Contemporary English Version
My thoughts are filled with beautiful words for the king, and I will use my voice as a writer would use pen and ink.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved. [2] 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.

New American Bible
For the leader; according to “Lilies.” A maskil of the Korahites. A love song. [2] My heart is stirred by a noble theme, as I sing my ode to the king. My tongue is the pen of a nimble scribe.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved. [2] 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.

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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 And thou hast begun to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be always before thee: for seeing thou blessest it, O Lord, it shall be blessed for ever.

Shoshannim

Psalm 69:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed; for David. [2] Save me, O God: for the waters are come in even unto my soul.

Psalm 80:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, a testimony for Asaph, a psalm. [2] Give ear, O thou that rulest Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep. Thou that sittest upon the cherubims, shine forth

Maschil.

Songs 1:1,2 Let him kiss me with the kiss of his mouth: for thy breasts are better than wine, . . .

Isaiah 5:1 I will sing to my beloved the canticle of my cousin concerning his vineyard. My beloved had a vineyard on a hill in a fruitful place.

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

is inditing [heb.

Job 32:18-20 For I am full of matter to speak of, and the spirit of my bowels straiteneth me. . . .

Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth: and shall add grace to his lips.

Matthew 12:35 A good man out of a good treasure bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of an evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

a good

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

Job 33:3 My words are from my upright heart, and my lips shall speak a pure sentence.

Job 34:4 Let us choose to us judgment, and let us see among ourselves what is the best.

Proverbs 8:6-9 My mouth shall meditate truth, and my lips shall hate wickedness. . . .

touching

Psalm 2:6 But I am appointed king by him over Sion, his holy mountain, preaching his commandment.

Psalm 24:7-10 Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in. . . .

Psalm 110:1,2 A psalm for David. The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool. . . .

Songs 1:12 A bundle of myrrh is my beloved to me, he shall abide between my breasts.

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

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Matthew 27:37 And they put over his head his cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

tongue

2 Samuel 23:2 The spirit of the Lord hath spoken by me and his word by my tongue.

2 Peter 1:21 For prophecy came not by the will of man at any time: but the holy men of God spoke, inspired by the Holy Ghost.

Context
My Heart is Stirred by a Noble Theme
1Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the sons of Core, for understanding. A canticle for the Beloved. [2] 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.2Thou art beautiful above the sons of men: grace is poured abroad in thy lips; therefore hath God blessed thee for ever.…
Cross References
Ezra 7:6
This Esdras went up from Babylon, and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the Lord God had given to Israel: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the Lord his God upon him.

Psalm 42:1
Unto the end, understanding for the sons of Core. [2] As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God.

Additional Translations
For the choirmaster. To the tune of “The Lilies.” A Maskil of the sons of Korah. A love song. My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses to the king; my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.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.

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.

For the end, for alternate strains by the sons of Core; for instruction, a Song concerning the beloved. My heart has uttered a good matter: I declare my works to the king: my tongue is the pen of a quick writer.

{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.

For the Chief Musician; set to Shoshannim; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Maschil. A Song of loves. 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.

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 concerning the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

My heart overflows with a noble theme. I recite my verses for the king. My tongue is like the pen of a skillful writer.

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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