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The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 45

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For the leader; a‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. on shoshannim. ‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Of the Korahites. A maskil. A love song.

1 2My heart is astir with gracious words; I speak my poem to a king; my tongue is the pen of an expert scribe. 3You are fairer than all men; your speech is endowed with grace; rightly has God given you an eternal blessing. 4Gird your sword upon your thigh, O hero, in your splendor and glory; 5 a‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. in your glory, win success; ride on in the cause of truth and meekness and right; and let your right hand lead you to awesome deeds. ‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. 6Your arrows, sharpened, b‐ Order of Heb. clauses inverted for clarity. [pierce] the breast of the king's enemies; peoples fall at your feet. ‐b Order of Heb. clauses inverted for clarity. 7Your c‐ Cf. 1 Chron. 29.23 . divine throne ‐c Cf. 1 Chron. 29.23 . is everlasting; your royal scepter is a scepter of equity. 8You love righteousness and hate wickedness; rightly has God, your God, chosen to anoint you with oil of gladness over all your peers. 9All your robes [are fragrant] with myrrh and aloes and cassia; from ivoried palaces lutes entertain you. 10Royal princesses are your favorites; the consort stands at your right hand, decked in gold of Ophir. 11Take heed, lass, and note, incline your ear: forget your people and your father's house, 12and let the king be aroused by your beauty; since he is your lord, bow to him. 13O Tyrian lass, the wealthiest people will court your favor with gifts, 14 a‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. goods of all sorts. The royal princess, her dress embroidered with golden mountings, 15is led inside to the king; ‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain. maidens in her train, her companions, are presented to you. 16They are led in with joy and gladness; they enter the palace of the king. 17Your sons will succeed your ancestors; you will appoint them princes throughout the land. 18I commemorate your fame for all generations, so peoples will praise you forever and ever.

Notes:

a‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

b‐b Order of Heb. clauses inverted for clarity.

c‐c Cf. 1 Chron. 29.23 .

a‐a Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

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