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1 Kings 10:9

9 Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.”

Read 1 Kings 10:9 Using Other Translations

Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.
Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and set you on the throne of Israel! Because the LORD loved Israel forever, he has made you king, that you may execute justice and righteousness."
Praise the LORD your God, who delights in you and has placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD ’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king so you can rule with justice and righteousness.”

What does 1 Kings 10:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .

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