2 Chronicles 9:8
New International Version
Praise be to the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on his throne as king to rule for the LORD your God. Because of the love of your God for Israel and his desire to uphold them forever, he has made you king over them, to maintain justice and righteousness."

New Living Translation
Praise the LORD your God, who delights in you and has placed you on the throne as king to rule for him. Because God loves Israel and desires this kingdom to last forever, he has made you king over them so you can rule with justice and righteousness."

English Standard Version
Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the LORD your God! Because your God loved Israel and would establish them forever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness.”

Berean Study Bible
Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you to set you on His throne to be king for the LORD your God. Because your God loved Israel enough to establish them forever, He has made you king over them to carry out justice and righteousness.”

New American Standard Bible
"Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you, setting you on His throne as king for the LORD your God; because your God loved Israel establishing them forever, therefore He made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness."

King James Bible
Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.

Christian Standard Bible
Blessed be the LORD your God! He delighted in you and put you on his throne as king for the LORD your God. Because your God loved Israel enough to establish them forever, he has set you over them as king to carry out justice and righteousness."

Contemporary English Version
I praise the LORD your God. He is pleased with you and has made you king of Israel. God loves the people of this country and will never desert them, so he has given them a king who will rule fairly and honestly.

Good News Translation
Praise the LORD your God! He has shown how pleased he is with you by making you king, to rule in his name. Because he loves his people Israel and wants to preserve them forever, he has made you their king so that you can maintain law and justice."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
May the LORD your God be praised! He delighted in you and put you on His throne as king for the LORD your God. Because Your God loved Israel enough to establish them forever, He has set you over them as king to carry out justice and righteousness."

International Standard Version
Blessed be the LORD your God, who is delighted with you! He set you in place on his throne to be king for the LORD your God. He made you king over them so you could carry out justice and implement righteousness, because your God loves Israel and intends to establish them forever."

NET Bible
May the LORD your God be praised because he favored you by placing you on his throne as the one ruling on his behalf! Because of your God's love for Israel and his lasting commitment to them, he made you king over them so you could make just and right decisions."

New Heart English Bible
Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you, to set you on his throne, to be king for the LORD your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore he made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Thank the LORD your God, who is pleased with you. He has put you on his throne to be king on behalf of the LORD your God. Because of your God's love for the people of Israel, he has established them permanently and made you king over them so that you would maintain justice and righteousness."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Blessed be the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on His throne, to be king for the LORD thy God; because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made He thee king over them, to do justice and righteousness.'

New American Standard 1977
“Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you, setting you on His throne as king for the LORD your God; because your God loved Israel establishing them forever, therefore He made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD thy God be blessed, who delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore, he made thee king over them, to do judgment and righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you to set you on his throne, to be king for the LORD your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore he made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.

American King James Version
Blessed be the LORD your God, which delighted in you to set you on his throne, to be king for the LORD your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he you king over them, to do judgment and justice.

American Standard Version
Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on his throne, to be king for Jehovah thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do justice and righteousness.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Blessed be the Lord thy God, who took pleasure in thee, to set thee upon his throne for a king, to the Lord thy God: forasmuch as the Lord thy God loved Israel to establish them for ever, therefore he has set thee over them for a king to execute judgment and justice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed be the Lord thy God, who hath been pleased to set thee on his throne, king of the Lord thy God. Because God loveth Israel, and will preserve them for ever: therefore hath he made thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed be Jehovah thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on his throne, to be king to Jehovah thy God! Because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore did he make thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.

English Revised Version
Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed be the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee to set thee on his throne, to be king for the LORD thy God: because thy God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore he made thee king over them, to do judgment and justice.

World English Bible
Blessed be Yahweh your God, who delighted in you, to set you on his throne, to be king for Yahweh your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore made he you king over them, to do justice and righteousness."

Young's Literal Translation
Let Jehovah thy God be blessed who hath delighted in thee, to put thee on His throne for king for Jehovah thy God; in the love of thy God to Israel, to establish it to the age, He hath put thee over them for king, to do judgment and righteousness.'
Study Bible
The Queen of Sheba
7How blessed are your men! How blessed are these servants of yours who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom. 8Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you to set you on His throne to be king for the LORD your God. Because your God loved Israel enough to establish them forever, He has made you king over them to carry out justice and righteousness.” 9Then she gave the king 120 talents of gold, a great quantity of spices, and precious stones. There had never been such spices as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:8
But because the LORD loved you and kept the oath He swore to your fathers, He brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

1 Chronicles 28:5
And of all my sons--for the LORD has given me many sons--He has chosen Solomon my son to sit on the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

1 Chronicles 29:23
So Solomon sat on the throne of the LORD as king in place of his father David. He prospered, and all Israel obeyed him.

2 Chronicles 2:11
Then King Hiram of Tyre wrote a letter in reply to Solomon: "Because the LORD loves His people, He has set you over them as king."

2 Chronicles 9:7
How blessed are your men! How blessed are these servants of yours who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom.

2 Chronicles 9:9
Then she gave the king 120 talents of gold, a great quantity of spices, and precious stones. There had never been such spices as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.

Proverbs 29:4
By justice a king gives stability to the land, but a man who exacts tribute demolishes it.

Treasury of Scripture

Blessed be the LORD your God, which delighted in you to set you on his throne, to be king for the LORD your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them for ever, therefore made he you king over them, to do judgment and justice.

Blessed

1 Chronicles 29:10,20
Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever…

Psalm 72:18,19
Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things…

2 Corinthians 9:12-15
For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; …

which delighted

2 Samuel 15:25,26
And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city: if I shall find favour in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and shew me both it, and his habitation: …

1 Kings 10:9
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.

Psalm 18:19
He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

because thy God

2 Chronicles 2:11
Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.

Deuteronomy 7:8
But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

1 Chronicles 17:22
For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever; and thou, LORD, becamest their God.

to do judgment

2 Samuel 8:15
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.

2 Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

1 Kings 3:28
And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.







Lexicon
Blessed
בָּר֔וּךְ (bā·rūḵ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1288: To kneel, to bless God, man, to curse

be
יְהִ֨י (yə·hî)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

your God,
אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

who
אֲשֶׁ֣ר ׀ (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

has delighted
חָפֵ֣ץ (ḥā·p̄êṣ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2654: To incline to, to bend, to be pleased with, desire

in you
בְּךָ֗ (bə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

to set
לְתִתְּךָ֤ (lə·ṯit·tə·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

you on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

His throne
כִּסְאוֹ֙ (kis·’ōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3678: Seat of honor, throne

[to be] king
לְמֶ֔לֶךְ (lə·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

for the LORD
לַיהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3069: YHWH

your God.
אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

Because your God
אֱלֹהֶ֤יךָ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

loved
בְּאַהֲבַ֨ת (bə·’a·hă·ḇaṯ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 160: Love (noun)

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

enough to establish them
לְהַעֲמִיד֣וֹ (lə·ha·‘ă·mî·ḏōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

forever,
לְעוֹלָ֔ם (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

He has made you
וַיִּתֶּנְךָ֤ (way·yit·ten·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

king
לְמֶ֔לֶךְ (lə·me·leḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

over them
עֲלֵיהֶם֙ (‘ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

to carry out
לַעֲשׂ֖וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

justice
מִשְׁפָּ֥ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

and righteousness.�
וּצְדָקָֽה׃ (ū·ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively
(8) On his throne--i.e., Jehovah's throne. (Comp. 1Chronicles 28:5.) Kings has, "on the throne of Israel."

To be king for the Lord thy God.--A further insistance on the idea that Solomon was but the vicegerent of Jehovah. The clause is added by the chronicler, but need not be called "an evidently wilful alteration" (Thenius).

To establish.--This phrase is wanting in the Hebrew of Kings, but is probably original, as the LXX. there has it.

Verse 8. - The abstinence on the part of the queen in her mention of the Lord God of Israel, and of the Lord thy God, of any indication of a desire that he should become her God, is as suggestive as it is noticeable (compare Hiram's language in 2 Chronicles 2:12). 9:1-12 This history has been considered, 1Ki 10; yet because our Saviour has proposed it as an example in seeking after him, Mt 12:42, we must not pass it over without observing, that those who know the worth of true wisdom will grudge no pains or cost to obtain it. The queen of Sheba put herself to a great deal of trouble and expense to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and yet, learning from him to serve God, and do her duty, she thought herself well paid for her pains. Heavenly wisdom is that pearl of great price, for which, if we part with all, we make a good bargain.
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