Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, to wit, thy worship and thy glory:

And prosper with thy glory: [a]ride upon the word of truth and of meekness and of righteousness: so thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

Thine arrows are sharp to pierce the heart of the King’s enemies: therefore the people shall fall under thee.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 45:4 He alludeth to them that ride in chariots in their triumphs, showing that the quiet state of a kingdom standeth in truth, meekness and justice, not in worldly pomp and vanity.

Gird your sword(A) on your side, you mighty one;(B)
    clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.(C)
In your majesty ride forth victoriously(D)
    in the cause of truth, humility and justice;(E)
    let your right hand(F) achieve awesome deeds.(G)
Let your sharp arrows(H) pierce the hearts(I) of the king’s enemies;(J)
    let the nations fall beneath your feet.

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