Parallel Verses

King James Version

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

New American Standard Bible

Then the King will desire your beauty.
Because He is your Lord, bow down to 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 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house; 11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him. 12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

Cross References

Isaiah 54:5

For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

Psalm 95:6

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

Psalm 2:12

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Psalm 45:6

Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

Song of Songs 1:8

If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.

Song of Songs 1:12-16

While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.

Song of Songs 2:2

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

Song of Songs 2:14

O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Song of Songs 4:1-5

Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.

Song of Songs 4:7

Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.

Song of Songs 4:9-10

Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

Song of Songs 6:4

Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.

Song of Songs 7:1-10

How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, O prince's daughter! the joints of thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the hands of a cunning workman.

Isaiah 62:4-5

Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.

Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Luke 24:52

And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

John 4:21-22

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

John 20:28

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

Acts 10:36

The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

Romans 14:9

For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

Ephesians 5:26-27

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

Philippians 2:10-11

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Philippians 3:8

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

Revelation 5:8-14

And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

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