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."
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.
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.
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.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:8 For the Lord - In the Lord's name and stead, in a special manner, because he sat in God's own throne, and ruled over God's peculiar people, and did in an eminent manner maintain the honour of God in his land, and in the eyes of all the world. Those mercies are doubly sweet, in which we can taste the kindness and good will of God as our God.
Rather, it was simply that the LORD loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is why the LORD rescued you with such a strong hand from your slavery and from the oppressive hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
1 Chronicles 28:5
And from among my sons--for the LORD has given me many--he chose Solomon to succeed me on the throne of Israel and to rule over the LORD's kingdom.
1 Chronicles 29:23
So Solomon took the throne of the LORD in place of his father, David, and he succeeded in everything, and all Israel obeyed him.
2 Chronicles 2:11
King Hiram sent this letter of reply to Solomon: "It is because the LORD loves his people that he has made you their king!
2 Chronicles 9:7
How happy your people must be! What a privilege for your officials to stand here day after day, listening to your wisdom!
2 Chronicles 9:9
Then she gave the king a gift of 9,000 pounds of gold, great quantities of spices, and precious jewels. Never before had there been spices as fine as those the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
A just king gives stability to his nation, but one who demands bribes destroys it.
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