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1 Kings 10:9

1 Kings 10:9

Blessed be the Lord thy God
Of whom she might have better notions than when she came out of her own country:

which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel;
loved him with a love of complacency and delight, was Jedidiah, as he called him, beloved of the Lord, and therefore he chose him and preferred him to be king before his elder brother:

because the Lord loved Israel for ever;
to establish them as a kingdom for ever as they were, so long as obedient to him; see ( 2 Chronicles 9:8 ) ,

therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice;
not merely for the sake of honour and glory, much less to indulge to pleasure and luxury, and still less to oppression and tyranny; but to administer justice and judgment to the people, which is the principal end of government; see ( Psalms 72:1 Psalms 72:2 ) .