Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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.


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 Hearken, O daughter, and observe, Incline also thine ear, Forget, then, thine own people, And the house of thy father; 11 When the king shall desire thy beauty, Surely, he, is thy lord, then bow down to him. 12 Also, the daughter of Tyre, cometh in with a present! Thy face, shall the rich of the people appease.

Cross References

Isaiah 54:5

For, thy husband, is, thy Maker, Yahweh of hosts, is his Name, - And, thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, The God of all the earth, shall he be called.

Psalm 95:6

Enter! let us bow down, and bend low, Let us kneel, before Yahweh our maker;

Psalm 2:12

Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and ye perish by the way, for soon might be kindled his anger, - How happy are all who seek refuge in him!

Psalm 45:6

Thy throne, O God, is to times age-abiding and beyond, A sceptre of equity, is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

Song of Songs 1:8

HEIf thou know not of thyself, most beautiful among women! get thee forth in the footsteps of the flock, and pasture thy kids by the huts of the shepherds. --

Song of Songs 1:12-16

SHEBy the time the king is in his circle, my nard, will have given out its fragrance:

Song of Songs 2:2

HEAs a lily among thorns, So, is my fair one, among the daughters!

Song of Songs 2:14

HEO my dove! In the retreats of the crag, in the hiding-place of the terrace, Let me see thy form, Let me hear thy voice, - For, thy voice, is sweet, and, thy form, comely.

Song of Songs 4:1-5

HELo! thou art beautiful, my fair one, Lo! thou art beautiful, Thine eyes, are doves, from behind thy veil, - Thy hair, is like a flock of goats, which are reclining on the sides of Mount Gilead:

Song of Songs 4:7

Thou art, all over, beautiful, my fair one, and, blemish, is there none in thee.

Song of Songs 4:9-10

Thou hast encouraged me, my sister, bride, - thou hast encouraged me, with one glance of thine eyes, with one ornament of thy neck.

Song of Songs 6:4

HEBeautiful, art thou, my fair one, as Tirzah, comely, as Jerusalem, - majestic as bannered hosts!

Song of Songs 7:1-10

How beautiful, are thy feet in sandals, O daughter of a noble, - The curvings of thy hips, are like ornaments wrought by the hands of a skilled workman:

Isaiah 62:4-5

Thou shalt he termed no longer - Forsaken Nor shall thy land be termed any longer A desolation, But, thou, shalt be called Hephzibah, And, thy land, Beulah, - For Yahweh hath found delight in thee, And thy land, shall be married.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Lo! days are coming, Declareth Yahweh, when I will raise up to David A righteous Bud, And he shall reign as king, and prosper, And shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

Zephaniah 3:17

Yahweh, thy God, in the midst of thee, as a mighty one, will save, - will be glad over thee with rejoicing, will be silent in his love, will exult over thee with shouts of triumph.

Luke 24:52

And, they, returned unto Jerusalem, with great joy;

John 4:21-22

Jesus saith unto her - Believe me, woman! There cometh an hour, when, neither in this mountain, nor yet in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father.

John 20:28

Thomas answered, and said unto him - My Lord, and my God!

Acts 10:36

As touching the word he hath sent unto the sons of Israel, announcing the glad tidings of peace through Jesus Christ - the same, is Lord, of all,

Romans 14:9

For, to this end, Christ died and lived, in order that, both of dead and living, he might have lordship.

Ephesians 5:26-27

That, her, he might sanctify, having purified her with the bath of water, in declaration,

Philippians 2:10-11

In order that, in the name of Jesus, every knee might bow - of beings in heaven, and on earth, and underground, -

Philippians 3:8

Yea, doubtless! and I account all things to be, loss, because of the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for the sake of whom, the loss, of all things, have I suffered, and do account them refuse, in order that, Christ, I may win,

Revelation 5:8-14

And, when he took the scroll, the four living creatures, and the four-and-twenty elders, fell down before the Lamb, having, each one, a harp, and bowls of gold full of incense, - which are the prayers of the saints;

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