1 Kings 10:9

9 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 to execute justice and righteousness."

1 Kings 10:9 Meaning and Commentary

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 ) .

1 Kings 10:9 In-Context

7 but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. Not even half had been told me; your wisdom and prosperity far surpass the report that I had heard.
8 Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually attend you and hear your wisdom!
9 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 to execute justice and righteousness."
10 Then she gave the king one hundred twenty talents of gold, a great quantity of spices, and precious stones; never again did spices come in such quantity as that which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
11 Moreover, the fleet of Hiram, which carried gold from Ophir, brought from Ophir a great quantity of almug wood and precious stones.