Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then the King will desire your beauty.
Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.

King James Version

So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him.

Holman Bible

and the king will desire your beauty.
Bow down to him, for he is your lord.

International Standard Version

and the king will greatly desire your beauty. Because he is your lord, you should bow in respect before him.

A Conservative Version

So will the king desire thy beauty, for he is thy lord, and reverence thou him.

American Standard Version

So will the king desire thy beauty; For he is thy lord; and reverence thou him.


Then the King will desire your beauty;
Because He is your Lord, bow down and honor Him.

Bible in Basic English

So will the king have a great desire for you, seeing how beautiful you are; because he is your lord, give him honour.

Darby Translation

And the king will desire thy beauty; for he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.

Julia Smith Translation

And the king shall desire for himself thy beauty, for he is thy Lord; and worship thou to him.

King James 2000

So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: since he is your Lord, worship him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Let the king desire your beauty. Because he [is] your lord, therefore bow down to him.

Modern King James verseion

And cause the King greatly to desire your beauty, for He is your Lord, and you shall worship Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So shall the king have pleasure in thy beauty; for he is thy LORD, and thou shalt worship him.

NET Bible

Then the king will be attracted by your beauty. After all, he is your master! Submit to him!

New Heart English Bible

So the king will desire your beauty, honor him, for he is your lord.

The Emphasized Bible

When the king shall desire thy beauty, Surely, he, is thy lord, then bow down to him.


So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy lord; and worship thou him.

World English Bible

So the king will desire your beauty, honor him, for he is your lord.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the king doth desire thy beauty, Because he is thy lord -- bow thyself to him,

Context Readings

A Royal Wedding Song

10 Listen, O daughter, give attention and incline your ear:
Forget your people and your father’s house;
11 Then the King will desire your beauty.
Because He is your Lord, bow down to Him.
12 The daughter of Tyre will come with a gift;
The rich among the people will seek your favor.

Cross References

Isaiah 54:5

“For your husband is your Maker,
Whose name is the Lord of hosts;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel,
Who is called the God of all the earth.

Psalm 95:6

Come, let us worship and bow down,
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Psalm 2:12

Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way,
For His wrath may soon be kindled.
How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!

Psalm 45:6

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

Song of Songs 1:8

If you yourself do not know,
Most beautiful among women,
Go forth on the trail of the flock
And pasture your young goats
By the tents of the shepherds.

Song of Songs 1:12-16

While the king was at his table,
My perfume gave forth its fragrance.

Song of Songs 2:2

Like a lily among the thorns,
So is my darling among the maidens.”

Song of Songs 2:14

O my dove, in the clefts of the rock,
In the secret place of the steep pathway,
Let me see your form,
Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet,
And your form is lovely.”

Song of Songs 4:1-5

How beautiful you are, my darling,
How beautiful you are!
Your eyes are like doves behind your veil;
Your hair is like a flock of goats
That have descended from Mount Gilead.

Song of Songs 4:7

You are altogether beautiful, my darling,
And there is no blemish in you.

Song of Songs 4:9-10

“You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride;
You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes,
With a single strand of your necklace.

Song of Songs 6:4

You are as beautiful as Tirzah, my darling,
As lovely as Jerusalem,
As awesome as an army with banners.

Song of Songs 7:1-10

How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
O prince’s daughter!
The curves of your hips are like jewels,
The work of the hands of an artist.

Isaiah 62:4-5

It will no longer be said to you, “Forsaken,”
Nor to your land will it any longer be said, “Desolate”;
But you will be called, “My delight is in her,”
And your land, “Married”;
For the Lord delights in you,
And to Him your land will be married.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch;
And He will reign as king and act wisely
And do justice and righteousness in the land.

Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord your God is in your midst,
A victorious warrior.
He will exult over you with joy,
He will be quiet in His love,
He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

Luke 24:52

And they, after worshiping Him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy,

John 4:21-22

Jesus *said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.

John 20:28

Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”

Acts 10:36

The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all)—

Romans 14:9

For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Ephesians 5:26-27

so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

Philippians 2:10-11

so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth,

Philippians 3:8

More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,

Revelation 5:8-14

When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

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