The Message

Psalm 45

A Wedding Song of the Sons of Korah

1My heart bursts its banks,
    spilling beauty and goodness.
I pour it out in a poem to the king,
    shaping the river into words:

2-4 “You’re the handsomest of men;
    every word from your lips is sheer grace,
    and God has blessed you, blessed you so much.
Strap your sword to your side, warrior!
    Accept praise! Accept due honor!
    Ride majestically! Ride triumphantly!
Ride on the side of truth!
    Ride for the righteous meek!

4-5 “Your instructions are glow-in-the-dark;
    you shoot sharp arrows
Into enemy hearts; the king’s
    foes lie down in the dust, beaten.

6-7 “Your throne is God’s throne,
    ever and always;
The scepter of your royal rule
    measures right living.
You love the right
    and hate the wrong.
And that is why God, your very own God,
    poured fragrant oil on your head,
Marking you out as king
    from among your dear companions.

8-9 “Your ozone-drenched garments
    are fragrant with mountain breeze.
Chamber music—from the throne room—
    makes you want to dance.
Kings’ daughters are maids in your court,
    the Bride glittering with golden jewelry.

10-12 “Now listen, daughter, don’t miss a word:
    forget your country, put your home behind you.
Be here—the king is wild for you.
    Since he’s your lord, adore him.
Wedding gifts pour in from Tyre;
    rich guests shower you with presents.”

13-15 (Her wedding dress is dazzling,
    lined with gold by the weavers;
All her dresses and robes
    are woven with gold.
She is led to the king,
    followed by her virgin companions.
A procession of joy and laughter!
    a grand entrance to the king’s palace!)

16-17 “Set your mind now on sons—
    don’t dote on father and grandfather.
You’ll set your sons up as princes
    all over the earth.
I’ll make you famous for generations;
    you’ll be the talk of the town
    for a long, long time.”

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 45

Ɔdehye Ayeforohyia Dwom

1Nsɛm a ɛyɛ dɛ hyɛ m’adwene ma bere a merehyehyɛ saa dwom yi ama ɔhene no. Ɛte sɛ ɔkyerɛwfo pa kyerɛwdua, anwensɛm ayɛ pɛ me tɛkrɛma so.

W’ahoɔfɛ twa mmarima nyinaa mu. Wo kasa yɛ dɛ. Onyankopɔn ahyira wo daa. Fa wo nkrante, ɔhene kɛse; w’anim yɛ nyam na woyɛ otumfoɔ. Kɔ w’anim tumi ne nkonimdi so fa bɔ nokware ne papa ho ban. W’ahoɔden bɛma woadi nkonim akɛse! Wo bɛmma ano yɛ nnam; ɛwowɔ w’atamfo koma mu; aman hwe ase wɔ wo nan ase. Ahemman a Onyankopɔn de ama wo no bɛtena hɔ daa daa. Wode nokware di wo nkurɔfo so; wodɔ ade trenee na wukyi ade bɔne. Ɛno nti na Onyankopɔn, wo Nyankopɔn ayi wo de ahotɔ ahyira wo asen ɔhene biara no.

Kurobow ne pɛperɛ hua wɔ wo ntade mu. Nnwomhyehyɛfo gye w’ani wɔ ahemfi a wɔde asonse asiesie hɔ no mu. Ahemfo mmabea na wɔka mmea a wɔwɔ wo fi ho, na w’ahengua nifa so na ɔhemmea gyina a ɔhyɛ sikakɔkɔɔ a ɛyɛ fɛ yiye agude. 10 Ɔhene yere ayeforo, tie asɛm a meka; ma wo werɛ mfi wo nkurɔfo ne w’abusuafo. 11 W’ahoɔfɛ bɛma ɔhene adɔ wo; ɔno ne wo wura, enti ɛsɛ sɛ wutie no. 12 Nnipa a wofi Tiro bɛbrɛ wo akyɛde. Adefo bɛdɛfɛdɛfɛ wo.

13 Ɔhene babea no wɔ ahemfi hɔ. Ne ho yɛ fɛ papa bi. Wɔde sikakɔkɔɔ asaawa na ɛpam n’atade. 14 Ɔhyɛ n’atade pa yi na wɔde no kɔmaa ɔhene a n’ayeforo mmaawa di n’akyi a, wɔde wɔn nyinaa kɔmaa ɔhene no. 15 Wɔde ahosɛpɛw ne anigye na ɛkɔɔ ɔhene no ahemfi hɔ. 16 Wo, me hene, wobɛwo mma bebree a wobedi wɔn nenanom ade sɛ ahemfo, na wobɛyɛ wɔn adedifo wɔ asase so nyinaa.

17 Me dwom yi bɛma din a woagye no atena hɔ daa daa, na obiara bɛkamfo wo nna a ɛreba no nyinaa mu.