Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 Hear, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear, and forget thy people and thy father's house; 11 And the king shall desire for himself thy beauty, for he is thy Lord; and worship thou to him. 12 And the daughter of the rock with a gift; and the rich of the people shall supplicate thy face.

Cross References

Isaiah 54:5

For thy Lord making thee; Jehovah of armies his name; and he redeeming thee, the Holy One of Israel; the God of the earth shall he be called.

Psalm 95:6

Come, we will worship and bow down before Jehovah: he made us.

Psalm 2:12

Kiss the chosen lest he shall be angry, and ye perish in the way when his anger shall kindle as a little. Happy all they putting their trust in him.

Psalm 45:6

Thy throne, O God, forever and ever: a rod of straightness the rod of thy kingdom.

Song of Songs 1:8

If thou shalt not know for thyself, O fair one among women, come forth for thyself at the heels of the flock, and feed thy kids by the shepherds' tents.

Song of Songs 1:12-16

The king yet in his divan, my spikenard gave its odor.

Song of Songs 2:2

As the lily between thorns, so is my friend between the daughters.

Song of Songs 2:14

My dove in the refuges of the rock, in the biding of the steep mountain: cause me to see thy form, cause me to hear thy voice; for thy voice is sweet and thy form becoming.

Song of Songs 4:1-5

Behold thee beautiful, my friend, behold thee beautiful; thine eyes doves' from behind to thy veil: thy hair as a herd of goats which lay down from mount Gilead.

Song of Songs 4:7

All of thee beautiful, my friend, and no blemish in thee.

Song of Songs 4:9-10

Thou didst rob me of the heart, my sister, O bride; thou didst rob me of the heart with one of thine eyes, with one necklace of thy neck.

Song of Songs 6:4

Thou art beautiful my friend, as delight; becoming as Jerusalem, a terror as those being furnished with banners.

Song of Songs 7:1-10

How beautiful were thy steps with shoes, O daughter of a noble! the circuits of thy thighs a necklace, the work of the hands of an artist.

Isaiah 62:4-5

It shall no more be said to thee, Forsaken; and to thy land it shall no more be said, Desolation; for it shall be called to thee, My delight in her, and to thy land, Married: for Jehovah delighted in thee, and thy land shall be married.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold the days coming, says Jehovah, and I raised up to David a just sprout, and a king reigned and prospered, and he did judgment and justice in the earth.

Zephaniah 3:17

Jehovah thy God is in the midst of thee: the strong one will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will be silent in his love, he will exult over thee with rejoicing.

Luke 24:52

And they having worshipped him, returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

John 4:21-22

Jesus says to her, Woman, believe me, that the hour comes, when neither in this mount, neither in Jerusalem, shall ye worship the Father.

John 20:28

And Thomas answered and said to him, My Lord and my God.

Acts 10:36

The word which he sent to the sons of Israel, announcing good news, peace through Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all.)

Romans 14:9

For, for this Christ also died, and also arose, and returned again to life, that he might also reign over the dead and the living.

Ephesians 5:26-27

That he might consecrate it, having cleansed by the washing of water in the word,

Philippians 2:10-11

That in the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of the heavenlies, and of terrestrial things, and things under earth

Philippians 3:8

But surely, I also think all things to be loss for the superiority of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have been made to lose all things, and I think to be offscourings, that I shall gain Christ,

Revelation 5:8-14

And when he took the book, the four living creatures and the twentyfour elders fell before the Lamb, having each harps, and golden bowls full of incenses, which are the prayers of the holy.

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