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American King James Version
Your Throne is Forever
(1 Kings 3:1-5; 2 Chronicles 1:1-6; Psalm 72:1-20)
1My heart is gushing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever.
3Gird your sword on your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty.
4And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things.
5Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under you.
6Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom is a right scepter.
7You love righteousness, and hate wickedness: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
8All your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made you glad.
9Kings' daughters were among your honorable women: on your right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10Listen, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father's house;
11So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your Lord; and worship you him.
12And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat your favor.
13The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of worked gold.
14She shall be brought to the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought to you.
15With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
16Instead of your fathers shall be your children, whom you may make princes in all the earth.
17I will make your name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise you for ever and ever.