Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens
Kings and Queens
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In God We Trust

To all people, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth. Peace be multiplied to you. I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. He is the living God, steadfast forever, and His kingdom will not be destroyed and His dominion will be right to the end. He delivers and saves and He works signs and wonders in heaven and in the earth, who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. King Darius the Great, King of Medes 550 – 486 BC

I have read in Plato and Cicero, sayings that are very wise and very beautiful. But I never read in either of them Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden. Augustine

A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act. Gandhi

As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene. No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life. Einstein

I Nebuchadnezzar lifted my eyes to heaven and my understanding returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and I praised and honored Him that lives forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing for He does according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the peoples of the earth and none can resist His hand or say to Him, what are You doing? Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, whose works are all truth, and His ways judgment, and those that walk in pride He is able to abase. King Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon 605 to 562 BC

“This book, surpassing all others. I never omit to read it, and every day with some pleasure” Emperor Napoleon

“I’ll n’y a qu’un Livre qui contient toute la sagesse humaine éclairée de toute la Sagesse Divine, un livre que la vénération des peuples appelle le livre “ : La Bible” Victor Hugo

‘The Gospel has marks of truth so great, so striking, so utterly inimitable, that the invention of it would be more astonishing than the hero’ Jean Jacques Rousseau

‘I prefer to believe those writers who get their throats cut for what they write.’ Blaise Pascal

“I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.” St. Thomas

“I have offended God and mankind because my work didn’t reach the quality it should have.” Leonardo da Vinci

“I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Charlemagne, Caesar and I have founded empires upon force. But Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Remix: The most influential man (Origin Unknown)

He held no campaigns, crusades or office, yet he is the most influential man to walked the face of the earth, still persuading men to this day, to live righteous and to have faith in God.

He was no scientist, engineer or architect, yet he split time into two and divided it from BC (before Christ) to AC (after Christ). Not only did he turned water into wine at a friends wedding, but he also walked on water proving he is more than what man thinks he is.

They called him Master, yet came he to serve and not to be served, washing the feet of his disciples as an example to follow, doing the will of his Father.

They called him Teacher, yet with no formal degree from a prominent institution he taught men with all authority the will of God, and whose teachings to this day, still transforms the souls of mortal men into living stones.

He was no Doctor or Pharmacist they called him healer who without medicine went around towns healing the sick that was oppressed of the devil. He cleansed leapers, made the blind to see, the deaf could hear again, the lame man went walking and the dead was raised back to life.

They called him Lord, yet without rank or army, command he men, conquered nations and disposed of demons with angels ready at his very word. Others call him lord lord, yet refuse to humble themselves and to do what He commanded them.

They called him King of the Jews, yet his crown was made of thorns. Wounded and bruised he was shamed on the cross. Delivered unto death, blameless, he hung crucified for the sin of the world.

He referred to himself as son of man, but some recognized him to be the Son of God, for God was his Father, who raised him from the dead.

Many sees him as a great prophet, yet few are willing to hear his teachings and follow his ways to believe.

It is no secret, that even to judgment day, he still persuades men from every house and nation, color and tongue, to righteous and holy living through faith in the living God.

In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God and the word was God. He says of himself I am the way, the truth and the life. And again I am the door. No one comes to the Father excepts by me.

I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Charlemagne, Caesar and I have founded empires upon force. But Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him. Napoleon Bonaparte

The king with unprecedented wisdom.

A Book for Kings in power, for Princess, for counselors, for congress men, for Ambassadors and all men whether wise or fools to gain understanding wisdom and knowledge. I am convinced that a whatever position your position, responsibility or disposition the author and finisher who started a good work in you will complete it.

A son of a king. A book for kings, by a king with the unprecedented wisdom of heaven. You may recall Solomon for his wealth and riches, but few ever have searched out to know his wisdom, recorded in the Book of Proverbs for our instruction and guidance.

Freshly anointed to be king, Solomon had a dream. And in this dream God spoke to this young man who has been chosen king after the death of his infamous father, King David, who slew Goliath a giant warrior with 5 stones, a slingshot and in the name of the Lord of Host.

Ask me, God said to a young man in his dream, whatever your heart desire I will give it to you. Crowned to be king of Jehovah’s people, he felt the overwhelming burden and responsibility of every king and prince who ever had to stand in office.

But instead of asking for riches, power or fame he requested the one thing that would set him apart from all kings. Give me wisdom that I may rule your people wisely. Pleased with his demand God not only gave him his unmatched wisdom but also added riches and long life to this young king. Thus, he reigned forty years over the kingdom of Israel and his fame were as great as his fortune in all the worlds.

A custom of generosity and hospitality still practiced today by kings and subjects is to honor a king or important person with gifts worthy of such honor. Likewise, the Queen of Sheba when she heard of King Solomon riches and wisdom decided to take on such a great journey loaded with all kinds of gifts fit for such a king. But big was her surprise when she finally arrived and discovered that half of King Solomon story of his great wisdom and riches has not been told her. But her eyes have seen the glory of God upon a man chosen of him. Not only was she filled with joy of these wonders but king Solomon also showered her with gifts from his treasury to take with her.

This is not only a book for kings by a king with heavens wisdom. But fools have become wise. The foolish have gained understanding and finally understood the origin of wisdom is the fear of God. Philosophies introduces questions upon questions open to the interpretation of human intellectual facilities. But the wisdom revealed from heaven rises above the created membrane of human intelligence. Today such fools boast that their gods of stone and mechanics with chip and memory is more intelligent than it’s creator on earth and in heaven.

How foolish how absurd that kings will fall below putting their trust in the arm of science and technology. Can powder and ink save men and kings? Can kings make wise decrees by following the advice of Google, YouTube or computer brains? Google it or humbly demand God’s wisdom to rule with grace.

This is God’s response to King Solomon after God approved his choice for wisdom. ‘No man before you, nor after you will have such unprecedented wisdom. You will be renowned as the wisest man to have walked the face of the earth’.

For the wisdom given him was not that of angels or philosophers but from Jehovah himself who by his wisdom formed the heavens and the earth and by his understanding designed, reproduced and set into motion nature, seasons, tides, time, space and matter.

His wisdom not only teaches men wise living, but it also reveals that true wisdom starts with the knowledge of the Holy One. For only a fool says in his heart, there is no God. But a king who understands authority also knows that he himself is under authority and under the burden of responsibility.

Another renowned King who acknowledge the glory and wonders of heaven was the pagan King Nebuchadnezzar. The power and influence of his empire stretched far and wide. Even Israel was under his rule because they have forsaken the Living God. King Nebuchadnezzar was famous for his power, his glory empire and the hanging gardens of Babel. But he had no wisdom of the Holy One.

When you read the Book of Daniel, his story comes alive. In his kingdom he had four Jewish boys of whom it was said they were ten times wiser than the wisest men in all the land of Babylon, and in them resided the Spirit of the Holy One. This is his story in his own words.

Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth. Peace be multiplied unto you.

I thought it good to show the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me. How great are his signs! And how mighty are his wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace.

I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. So I made a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream. Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers and I told the dream but they failed to give me the interpretation thereof.

But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods and before him I told the dream, saying, O Belshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no secret trouble you, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof. Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed.

I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth. The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was food for all. The beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the birds of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it. I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from heaven. He cried aloud and said, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit, let the beasts get away from under it, and the birds from his branches. Nevertheless, leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth. Let his human heart be changed and give him the heart of a beast, and let seven years pass over him. This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones to the intent that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and give it to whomsoever he will, and sets up over it the basest of men. This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen.

Now you, O Belshazzar, reveal the interpretation thereof, for all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me its interpretation. But you are able, for the spirit of the holy gods is in you. Then Daniel, whose name was Belshazzar, was astonished for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. Then the king responded and said, Belshazzar, let not the dream or the interpretation thereof trouble you. My lord, Belshazzar exclaimed, let the dream be to them that hate you, and its interpretation to your enemies.

The tree that you saw, which grew and was strong, whose height reached to heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth, whose leaves were fair, and the many fruit thereof food for all, and under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the birds of heaven made their habitation, is you, O king, who have grown and become strong for your greatness is grown, and reaches unto heaven, and your dominion to the end of the earth.

And regarding the watcher and a holy one coming down from heaven saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it, yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven years pass over him.

This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High, which is come upon my lord the king. That they will drive you from men, and your dwelling will be with the beasts of the field, and they will make you to eat grass as oxen, and they will wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven years will pass over you, until you come to know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and He gives it to whomsoever he wills. And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots. It is that your kingdom will be secure to you, after that you have come to known that the heavens do rule. Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, if it may be a lengthening of your peace.

All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar at the end of twelve months while he was walking in his palace of the kingdom of Babylon, the king spake and said, Is this not great Babylon which I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty? While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken, now the kingdom is departed from you. And they will drive you from men, and you’re dwelling will be with the beasts of the field and they will make you to eat grass as oxen, and seven years will pass over you, until you know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar, and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds claws.

And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me, and I blessed the most High. And I praised and honored him that live for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, for his kingdom is from generation to generation. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing. For he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay his hand, or question Him to say, What are You doing?

At the same time my reason returned to me and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and brightness returned as well and my counselors and my lords sought me, and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me. Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

Hear for I will speak of excellent things and the opening of my lips will be right things. For my mouth will speak truth and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are in righteousness, and there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understands, and right to them that find knowledge. Receive my instruction and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold. For wisdom is better than rubies and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom. I am understanding and I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love me, and those that seek me early will find me. Riches and honor are with me, even durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, even than fine gold, and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment, that I may cause those that love me to inherit substance, and I will fill their treasures. But of him you are in Christ Jesus, if indeed the Spirit of the holy God dwells in you, who of God is made to men wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

The Kings Power

  1. For the Lord is the great Lawgiver, Judge and King who reigns over all. No law can be exalted above the law of God, for all power is of God.
  2. Kings will shut their mouths at Him, for that which has not been told them, they will see and that which they have not heard, will they consider.
  3. Be wise, o kings and be instructed, and you judge’s of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.
  4. I counsel you to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard to the oath of God. Be not hasty to go out of his sight and stand not in an evil thing, for he does whatsoever pleases him. Where the word of a king is, there is power, and who may say to him, What are you doing? Whoever keeps the commandment will feel no evil thing and a wise man’s heart discerns both time and judgment. Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. For he knows not that which will be, for who can tell him when it will be? There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit, neither has he power in the day of death. There is no discharge in that war neither will wickedness deliver those that are given to it. Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
  5. But it’s an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, for the throne is established in righteousness.
  6. The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the water of the rivers, He turns it whichever way He wills.
  7. Let every soul be subject to higher powers. For there is no power but of God. The powers that be are ordained of God.
  8. Whoever resists the power, resists the ordinance of God, and they that resist, will receive to themselves damnation.
  9. Rulers are not a terror to evil work not to good works. If you don’t want to live in fear of the Powers that be, then do good and you will have praise of the same.
  10. For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid, for he bears not the sword in vain. He is an avenger to execute wrath upon him that does evil. Therefore, be subject, not only to escape wrath, but also for conscience sake.
  11. The King’s wrath is as a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it. A divine sentence is in the lips of the king. His mouth transgresses not in judgment.
  12. A wise king seated on his throne of judgment scatters away evil with his eyes, and brings the wheel over the wicked.
  13. For this reason show respect, for they are God’s ministers. Render to all their dues. Respect to whom respect is due, custom according to their custom, fear to whom fear is due, and honor to whom honor is due.
  14. Mercy and truth preserve Kings. His throne is upheld by mercy.
  15. All men are reputed as nothing, for God does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth and none can stay His hand, or challenge Him.
  16. Justice is a human right, to give to each man what is due him, restoring him to his original state, if possible.
  17. The Lord prepared His throne in the heavens and His kingdom rules over all.
  18. Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
  19. When leaders govern by consent there is peace and stability, but when the rule of law is tyranny, there is anarchy.
  20. The Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and He appoints over it whomsoever He wills.
  21. Do good and stand for justice. This is your duty and joy.
  22. The laws of God and of man prevents anarchy. Therefore, it was necessary to capture its essence on tablets of stone. Thus is the 10 commandments of God. It is for all people of all nations.
  23. The prince that lacks understanding is also a great oppressor, but he that hates covetousness will prolong his days.
  24. He that rebukes a man will find more favor afterwards than he that flatters with the tongue.
  25. Insurgence against the law of God and man invokes the highest penalty, both in this life and the one to come.
  26. Pray for your leaders. So will you see good under their term in office. God blesses the President.
  27. Whoever approves the evil of other men sins, will themselves fall under the same consequences of judgment.
  28. The laws of God are perfect converting the soul. But it is by grace through faith they become born again.
  29. Curse not the king, in thought or in your bedroom. For a bird carries the voice, and that which has wings will tell the issue.
  30. People thrive under sound boundaries, but rebels cast aside all restraint and refuses to obey.
  31. Men of principles and integrity are the pillars of a nation. Evil men with their policies are the erosion of the same. Man’s duty is to keep and protect sound boundaries.
  32. The death of one person was for the salvation of many. Christ came for this reason but death could not keep him down.
  33. There is nothing noble of men who prefer ‘quiet diplomacy’ when action is required to bring forth the necessary change.
  34. The death penalty ruthlessly rest on victims of crime in the name of human rights, instead of pounding on the offenders.
  35. Punishment is a needed shower to preserve justice, truth and peace for a future generation.
  36. Hypocrites condemn sinners by the same law they themselves, even in their heart and thoughts, fail to keep.
  37. Remove not old landmarks and enter not into the fields of the fatherless, for their Redeemer is mighty and He will plead their cause with you.
  38. Uphold citizens rights by restricting offenders demands. But systematically restore the rights and privileges of transformed criminals as a reward, and not as a right demanded.
  39. It is vindictive and unjust to deny anyone their right and privileges, who rightfully earned, and deserved it.
  40. Not all men deserve rights. Given the opportunity they will continue to kill, steal and destroy.
  41. Games have rules and life as well. Keep them and live.
  42. When the Police Force is no longer upheld in honor and respect, criminals will grow bolder to the ruin of justice.
  43. You are responsible for your own life, but equally accountable to God and neighbors.
  44. If you have the freedom to make mistakes, you equally have the responsibility to correct them.
  45. Rights are privileges for living by the laws of man and the commandments of God.
  46. Follow after righteousness and mercy and you will find righteousness life, and honor.
  47. Obedience to authority carries with it an inheriting blessing.
  48. In all your decisions, consider not only the pleasures to gain but also the consequences of secrets exposed.
  49. The law speaks to all men under the law that every mouth may be stopped and the entire world be guilty before God.
  50. Decisions you make changes things and has ripple effect on others, perhaps generation to come.
  51. To know the right thing and not to do, to him it is sin.
  52. A fool who wears a crown is a royal fool who destroys good. And also it is not good for a servant to rule over princes.
  53. It is a shame when men entrusted with power and authority corrupts themselves and their office with bribes and violence.
  54. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.
  55. Stop the abuser less the cycle of abuse continue by the abused.
  56. The law works wrath, but where there is no law is, there is no transgression.
  57. There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
  58. To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to God, than sacrifice.
  59. To have respect of persons in judgment is not good. For a piece of bread that man will transgress.
  60. It is not for kings to drink wine or strong drink for princes, lest they drink and forget the law, and pervert the judgment.
  61. If a ruler listens to lies, all his servants are wicked.
  62. God’s wrath abides over all rebels who transgress his laws. The coming wrath of God on the sons of disobedience is inevitable, but there is a way out.
  63. Be the master of your own life while serving others.
  64. Guns don’t kill. It’s the heart filled with all kinds of evil. Depart from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it.
  65. Transgression increases when the wicked multiply, but the righteous will see their fall.
  66. He that covers his sins will not prosper. But whosoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
  67. When the wicked rise, men hide themselves. But when they perish, the righteous increase.
  68. A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin. When he speaks fair, believe him not for there are seven abominations in his heart.
  69. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, and the honor of kings is to search out a matter.
  70. Why do nations talk peace, when war rages in their hearts?
  71. God will judge the earth and the wicked nations will He cast into hell.
  72. By wisdom kings reign and princes decree justice.
  73. Open your mouth that you may judge righteously and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
  74. Smite the scorner and the simple will beware.
  75. God judges the righteous, but God is angry with the wicked every day.
  76. No king is saved by the multitude of his army, and a mighty man is not delivered by his strength.
  77. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, and the thoughts of His heart, to all generations.
  78. For there shall be no reward to the evil man, for the candle of the wicked will be put out.
  79. He that says to the wicked You are righteous, will the people curse and the nations abhor.
  80. Be not a witness against your neighbor without cause and deceive not with your lips.
  81. Without rule and without law, there is no authority.
  82. A passerby who meddles with matters that are not his is like one that takes a dog by the ears.
  83. It’s not good to punish the just or strike the princes for equity.
  84. They that forsake the law praise the wicked, but such as keep the law, contends with them.
  85. He that increases wealth by usury and unjust gain will gather it for him that pities the poor.
  86. Men are right their own eyes but the Lord ponders the heart.
  87. The law is written in the heart, and the conscience bears witness, all the while your thoughts accuses or excuses you.
  88. The wicked takes a bribe to pervert the ways of judgment.
  89. It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
  90. A false witness will be punished and he that lies will perish.
  91. The discretion of a man defers his anger and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
  92. The king’s wrath is like a lion’s roar but his favor is as the morning dew.
  93. A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but a perverse heart will be despised.
  94. The blueness of a wound cleanses away evil, so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
  95. By mercy and truth iniquity is purged, and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.
  96. Fear of man brings a snare but to trust in the Lord is safety.
  97. Debate your cause with your neighbor and reveal not another’s secret.
  98. Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to men.
  99. The king’s favor is towards a wise servant but his wrath is against him that causes shame.
  100. He that refuses instruction hates his own soul but he that hears reproof, gets understanding.
  101. To disregard evidence is injustice and hypocrisy.
  102. The preparation of a man’s heart and the answer of the tongue are of the Lord.
  103. By the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in God’s sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
  104. Many seeks the ruler’s favor but man’s judgment comes from the Lord.
  105. The wages of sin are death, but the gift of God is eternal life.
  106. Pride goes before ruin and a haughty spirit before a fall.
  107. Reproof enters into a wise man more than a hundred stripes on a fool’s back.
  108. To assume something is true based on opinion, without evidence, is presumptuous and foolish.
  109. Values are detestable to them who values nothing.
  110. Wicked men loathe their own souls and has careless attitudes.
  111. There is a way that seems right to a man but the end thereof is the ways of death.
  112. The Lord’s eyes are in every place, seeing evil and the good.
  113. There’s no wisdom, understanding or counsel against the LORD. He rules over all.
  114. A prudent man foresees evil and hides, but the simple pass on and is punished. Wise men fears and departs from evil.
  115. Not all men are equal, never have been and never will be.
  116. When corrupt men manipulate the law to curb and incarcerate justice, the wicked stop hiding.
  117. Freedom of expression is a privilege to be cherished not a right to abuse.
  118. Legalizing immorality doesn’t make immorality moral. For God’s law which demands holiness and justice presides over all men.
  119. Enforce the rule of law without fear, favor or prejudice.
  120. A man is known by his friends, and friends of crooked men are by association considered corrupt entities.
  121. Pardon those on death row, especially the little ones in abortion clinics. Abolish the death penalty and show mercy.
  122. Don’t allow men to abuse the justice system in order to get what they want.
  123. A king’s throne is established who faithfully judges the poor.
  124. Keep the law and be happy for men perish for a lack of vision.
  125. Truth condemn lies and good always triumph over evil. The battle of light and darkness lies within your soul.
  126. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.
  127. Godless men invites disasters to their city. But men who walk with God turns away wrath.
  128. Give not your strength to women or your ways to that which destroys kings.
  129. An unjust man is an abomination to the just. And he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
  130. All kings will fall before Him and all nations will serve Him.
  131. The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
  132. Where there is no Magistrate to put the people to shame in anything, there the people will become careless. And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there. I said in mine heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked. For there is a time for every purpose and every work. Marvel not when you see the oppression of the poor and the violent perverting of judgment and justice.

Kings Anointed

Kings are crowned not elected. Those elected has power from men, those anointed has favor with God. It is said that prophets has set up and pulled kings down. We see this example clearly displayed not only in Israel’s history, but also the among the heathen kings that impacted the life of God’s chosen people.

God has included these examples in the bible for kings to ponder upon that their power and authority is subject to His power and authority over kings and their kingdoms. Thus, God would send his anointed messengers to speak to kings with all authority and without fear. His servants know that even though the king is the highest authority and power in the land, the powers of heaven rule over all men.

Kings and princesses have often rebelled and despised the words of the Elohim, the Most High. They plot and scheme in their royal chambers against God and his anointed, but He who sits in heaven laughs at their plans.

The greatest Kings the world has ever know has been recorded to be kings and princess who feared God and gave honor to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. That’s right besides the God of Israel there is no other God, I know none. Take for example the gods of Egypt. Egypt had a god every new season. A god who gives rain and fill the Nile with drinking water and to water the earth. They had a god for harvest, the sun god, the moon god, the god of war and the god of fertility. Though many nations in times past had similar gods none of them could save and deliver these men from the God of Israel. In fact when God send Moses to deliver his people out of Egypt he showed the gods of men to be powerless and futile.

Kings who accepted God’s reign over them has seen their countries blessed of God of heaven and earth. Israel is the most glorious example of the One and true God who rules over all in the kingdom of men.

Back to the men who sets up and pulls down kings: John the Baptist was the last of the great prophets before Christ who spoke fearlessly even warning the king that having his brothers wife was sin against God and subject to God’s wrath. The king though respected the man did however not gave heed to the warning of this prophet which he later by regret had to behead on request of his wives daughter. Kings like all men have an opportunity to hear the truth from a man of God and make up his own mind whether he will obey or not.

Prophets are not political correct nor politically motivated. They if not corrupted with false prophecies will give kings words from God without respect of persons. God is the highest authority who ordains kings for services. The same way God anoints his servants to speak on His behalf to kings.

The most fascinating of all prophetic utterances from a prophet about a king was Isaiah’s prediction of a king a few hundred years before he was born. Isaiah not only foretold of this king that would rise up but also mentioned him by name. This account is found in Is. 44.28 - 45.1 That says of Cyrus, He is my shepherd and will perform all my pleasure. Even saying to Jerusalem, you will be built and to the temple, your foundation will be laid. Thus says the Jehovah to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him. And I will lose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates and the gates will not be shut.

It is said that before one is formed in his mothers womb God already foreknew such a man. Kings are set up and pull down for this purpose that the nations who reject God will have to themselves kings who will oppress their freedoms and rights, but to those who fear God and desire His wisdom to rule over his people will find favor and grace with the Almighty.

The mentions three most extraordinary kings which walked the soil of this cursed earth. They are a shepherd boy who killed Goliath a fierce trained giant soldier with a slingshot and in the name of his God. While watching his fathers sheep, killing bears and lions who tried to eat the sheep, God saw a man after his heart and send his Prophet to anoint this boy to be the next king. David was anointed to be king by Samuel who also teared down king Saul’s power because of disobedience to God’s command. This king not only blessed his own people but he even prayed for his enemies. He loved righteous men but the wicked he hated. All kings after him was measured by his standard. Though King David was God’s anointed, yet was he not without fault. Bedazzled by the beauty of another man’s wife he sinned against the Most Holy God whom he so deeply loved. Like a good Father, God sorely disciplined him and his people. Deeply moved by his sin, he repented and accepted his punishment. God responded to David’s honesty and contrite heart by forgiving this king and crowned him with mercies.

After King David came the most famous kings of all times whose splendor, riches and wisdom were unmatchable to this day. Not only did God bless him with great wealth and heavenly wisdom but King Solomon were blessed with forty years of peace in his kingdom. The Queen of Sheba came thousands of miles by camels to see with her own eyes the glory of this King. Above what was told her she beheld when she arrived. She responded to this by saying half of the story of your wisdom and kingdom riches have not been told. Now I see with my own eyes that it is true.

Lastly we have this heathen King whose kingdom power and influence extended all over the world. The King of Babylon was the greatest of all heathen kings who ruled this planet. King Nebuchadnezzar kingdom and splendor was as that of king Solomon’s but his wisdom and knowledge of the true God of heaven could be said was that of the beast of the field. That’s why after a Daniel, in whom the Spirit of God was, warned him to humble himself and did not obey, he ended up eating grass for 7 years like the beast of the field. Then after seven years God not only restored the King’s mental capacity but also gave him back his kings chair. And this is what King Nebuchadnezzar published to all his kingdom and world around him, found in Daniel chapter 4 in the bible:

Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.

I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me. How great are his signs!, and how mighty are his wonders!, his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace: I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. Therefore, made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream. Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldean’s, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof. But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belshazzar, according to the name of my God, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying, O Belshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubles thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof. Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it. I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from heaven; He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches: Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth: Let his heart be changed from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him. This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will, and sets up over it the basest of men. This is the dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, as much as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.

Daniel Interprets the Dream:

Then Daniel, whose name was Belshazzar, was astonished for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and said, Belshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee. Belshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies. The tree that you saw, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth; Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation: It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reaches unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth. And whereas the king saw a watcher and a holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him; This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king: That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will. And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule. Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquility.

The Dream Is Fulfilled

All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty? While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles’ feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honored him that lives for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What does thou? At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honor and brightness returned unto me; and my counselors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me. Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.

The King of kings

1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,

3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

4 He that sits in the heavens will laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

5 Then will he speak to them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.

7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

8 Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

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 2

Isaiah 49: This is what the Lord says— the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel— to him who was despised and abhorred by the nation, to the servant of rulers: “Kings will see you and stand up, princes will see and bow down, because of the Lord, who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.”

For the Lord is the great Lawgiver, Judge and King who reigns over all. No law can be exalted above the law of God, for all power is of God. Kings will shut their mouths at Him, for that which has not been told them, they will see and that which they have not heard, will they consider. Be wise, o kings and be instructed, and you judge’s of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.

Are you then a king? And Jesus replied: My kingdom is not of this earth. If it was, my followers would fight that I not be delivered into your hands. Don’t you know that I have twelve legions of angels ready at my very command. But that it may be as it was written in the law and the prophets. The Lord is upright and a Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him. The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty — he is the King of glory. The Lord is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land. Save, Lord, let the king hear us when we call. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endures for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

Revelations 6.12-17: And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree cast her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains. And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sit on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

He is Greater

  1. He is greater than your past, present or future.
  2. He is greater than your victories or defeats.
  3. He is greater than any yes or no.
  4. He is greater than any results, whether positive or negative.
  5. He is greater than history recorded or still to be written.
  6. He is greater than the spoken word or silent thoughts.
  7. He is greater than your addiction or freedom from it.
  8. He is greater than your failures or impressive achievements.
  9. He is greater than your depression or cheerful state of mind.
  10. He is greater than a spoken curse or blessings invoked.
  11. He is greater than the beauty of sex or the perversion of it.
  12. He is greater than life lived or death feared.
  13. He is greater than the fortune 500 or the poverty of the poor.
  14. He is greater than the heaven’s above or hell’s fires below.
  15. He is greater than your best friend or your worst enemy.
  16. He is greater than al your problems or workable solutions.
  17. He is greater than your health or any dreaded disease.
  18. He is greater than your inviting love or fierce hate.
  19. He is greater than your self-righteousness or worst sin.
  20. He is greater than mountains conquered or the valleys flow.
  21. He is greater than promises made or vows broken.
  22. He is greater than the sound of laughter or rolling tears.
  23. He is greater than mistakes made or its amendment.
  24. He is greater than your humble attitude or self-inflated will.
  25. He is greater than the loyalty or betrayal of any friend.
  26. He is greater than pleasures of life or pain inflicted.
  27. He is greater than your excitement or misery.
  28. He is greater than your rise or fall from grace.
  29. He is greater than your ups or downs.
  30. He is greater than abundant blessings or the famine curse.
  31. He is greater than the greatest good or unthinkable evil.
  32. He is greater than your brilliant ideas or silly proposals.
  33. He is greater than your accomplishment or the lack of them.
  34. He is greater than anything you can think or do in life.
  35. He is greater than the powers that were or are yet to be.
  36. He is greater than the authorities elected or removed.
  37. He is greater than the highest accolade or sub zero rating.
  38. He is greater than superheroes imagined or villains crushed.
  39. He is greater than the finest mind or the folly of fools.
  40. He is greater than your glory or shameful fall from grace.
  41. He is greater than secrets hidden or Tabloid exposure.
  42. He is greater than angels visit or the torment of demons.
  43. He is greater than a 20/20 vision or the turn of a blind eye.
  44. He is greater than unyielding virtues or superficial cool.
  45. He is greater than angelic performances or devilish eruptions.
  46. He is greater than all the lies told or the truth that prevails.
  47. He is greater than your affection shared or coldness of heart.
  48. He is greater than your shaky beginning or glorious end.
  49. He is greater than your strengths or weaknesses.
  50. He is greater than mythology, their gods or ideologies.
  51. He is greater than your obedience or insubordinate behavior.
  52. He is greater than your desire for revenge or mercy to forgive.
  53. He is greater than the pain of rejection or warm acceptance.
  54. He is greater than gifts given or received.
  55. He is greater than hidden sins or secrets revealed.
  56. He is greater than the reality or illusions of life.
  57. He is greater than anything known or unknown.
  58. He is greater than opposition faced or united front displayed.
  59. He is greater than the destruction of a Tsunami or the calm of the Seven seas.
  60. He is greater than peace mediated or friction aggravated.
  61. He is greater than compliments or insults, given or received.
  62. He is greater than man created or man made wonders.
  63. He is greater than ancestors past or spirits from below.
  64. He is greater than conscience stained or white-washed souls.
  65. He is greater than your lawyer, judge, prosecutor or accusers.
  66. He is greater than sickness or the miracles of medicine.
  67. He is greater than the universe explored or earth exploited.
  68. He is greater than the abuser or the hero coming to the rescue.
  69. He is greater than any name extolled or forgotten.
  70. He is greater than science, technology, formulas, theories, inventions, designs or discoveries.
  71. He is greater than prophets, popes, scientists, astrologers, kings and kingdoms.
  72. He is greater than your courage displayed or paralyzing fear.
  73. He is greater than your lust for more or quiet contentment.
  74. He is greater than beautiful dreams or horrific nightmares.
  75. He is greater than career pursuit or the loss of employment.
  76. He is greater than people you know or enemies you wish you never met.
  77. He is greater than being on top the world or down under.
  78. He is greater than the money in the bank or the empty hole.
  79. He is greater than the economic boom or any market crash.
  80. He is greater than the pain of divorce or the joys of marriage.
  81. He is greater than your faith in God or skepticism.
  82. He is greater than every accusation, whether true or false.
  83. He is greater than claims of innocence or guilty verdicts.
  84. He is greater than promises made or vows broken.

Know your Rights

  1. You have a right to know the Truth that will set you free.
  2. You have a right to freedom, under the laws that governs, establishes and prevents anarchy.
  3. You have a right to privacy, unless you private affairs has malicious concoctions that kills, steals and destroys.
  4. You have a right to choose life or death, blessing or cursing. But choose life, that you and your family may live forever.
  5. You have a right to say no, when you are pressured into doing things that is illegal, immoral and against God’s will.
  6. You have the right to admit you were wrong and apologize.
  7. You have a right to basic medical health care based on the kindness of the good Samaritan’s.
  8. You have a right to justice. Taking the law into your own hands makes you a rebel against the law you claim to uphold. Two evils is still evil, even if you call it otherwise.
  9. You have a right to influence through your good behavior. But evil companions corrupt good behavior.
  10. You have a right to be heard when your words is helpful, encouraging and truth spoken in love.
  11. You have a right to forgiveness even as you forgive others. God has pardoned worse than yourself.
  12. You have a right to education if you want to learn and become wise, but fools despises wisdom, instruction and knowledge.
  13. You have a right to freedom of speech when you speak your mind without insults, prejudice and disrespect.
  14. You have a right to many things you don’t qualify for. For privileges given is not a right to be demanded.

The Amazing Race

  1. Why live in a black and white world when you can add the color of love to it.
  2. Assumptions ruins the pie, but wise men search out the facts and finds truth.
  3. The essence of peace is love which means you will have to tolerate some things which eventually needs to be eliminated.
  4. Respect of persons in judgment is not good. What’s good for the goose is good for the duck.
  5. Cats and dogs fight, brothers and sisters argues, how much more not in culture, race or religion?
  6. The choice of preference is freedom to be guarded without respect of persons.
  7. Common interest unites common people. But the force of unity for peace, blinds men for the day of slaughter.
  8. Genesis 11 sets the Tower of Babel to be the birth of nations, tongues and cultures, that separated men to this day and divided their common interests and desires.
  9. The death and resurrection of Jesus King of the Jews in Israel was the salvation for all mankind regardless color or creed.
  10. You need justice and tolerance, when you live with men who doesn’t share your values, belief, customs or lifestyle.
  11. Not all people are the same, even if they are of the same race.
  12. Hate is a heart problem, but peacemakers is slow to anger and quick to forgive all men.
  13. Jesus did not answer culture and race wars by compelling signed petitions, but by teaching men to love your neighbor and your enemies, and to do to others as you yourself wants to be treated.

God save the Queen.

In 1604, King James I of England authorized that a new translation of the Bible into English be started. It was finished in 1611, just 85 years after the first translation of the New Testament into English appeared (Tyndale, 1526). The Authorized Version, or King James Version, quickly became the standard for the English-speaking world. Its flowing language and prose rhythm has had a profound influence on the literature of the past 400 years. The King James Version present on the Bible Gateway matches the 1987 printing. The KJV is public domain in the United States.

This book has power not only to inform but to reform and transform lives and kingdoms. It is supernatural in origin, eternal, divine, infallible, inexhaustible and abounding in blessings from God Most High. Kings who has ruled from it has inherently passed onto and their subjets and land blessings and prosperity. Slaves have become freemen. Dead men triumphed over death. The sick found a healer and the weak were made strong. Fools were given wisdom and understood the fear of God to depart from all evil.

A copy of the King James Version of the Bible has been presented to the Sovereign at every coronation since; and the words spoken by the Archbishop of Canterbury are of more significance than most people perhaps realize. Archbishop Michael Ramsay said to Queen Elizabeth II in 1953: “Our gracious Queen: to keep your Majesty ever mindful of the Gospel of God as the Rule for the whole life and government of Christian Princes, we present you with this Book, the most valuable thing that this world affords.” In a nod towards inclusiveness, it was the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland who took up the dedication at that point and continued: “Here is Wisdom; this is the Royal Law; these are the lively Oracles of God.”

From a loyal address accompanying a copy of the King James Bible, presented by Lord Northampton to King George V in 1911 We pray that from these same Holy Scriptures your Majesty may derive comfort and counsel in the perplexing problems that devolve upon one placed in the providence of God in so exalted a position. We pray also that your Majesty’s subjects may continue to read this Book until its spirit and teaching are vitalized in personal character and in domestic relationships, and so enter into every sphere of corporate life—business and professional, social and political, national and imperial. God save the King!

“Our gracious Queen: To keep your Majesty ever mindful of the Law and the Gospel of God as the Rule for the whole life and government of Christian princes, we present you with this Book, the most valuable thing that this world affords. Here is Wisdom; this is the Royal Law; these are the lively Oracles of God.”

During the anointing ceremony, a number of scriptures were read: Psalm 84:9-10; 1 Peter 2:13-17; Psalm 141:2; and Matthew 22:15-22. A connection was thus made between the monarchy and the living oracles of God (Acts 7:37-38).

The implication is obvious: by reading and meditating on the Bible the new Queen would learn how best to order her life for her own good and for the benefit of those over whom she reigns. The Moderator’s words are taken from Proverbs 8:15, James 2:8 and Acts 7:38, and they therefore include both Old and New Testament Scriptures.

The Beginning of the Communion Service Behold, O God our defender: and look upon the face of thine Anointed. For one day in thy courts: is better than a thousand.

Then, the Queen with the people kneeling, the Archbishop shall begin the Communion Service saying:

Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Archbishop: Lord have mercy upon us. Answer: Christ have mercy upon us. Archbishop: Lord have mercy upon us.

At the Presenting of the Spurs and Sword:

Hear our prayers, O Lord, we beseech thee, and so direct and support thy servant Queen ELIZABETH, that she may not bear the Sword in vain; but may use it as the minister of God for the terror and punishment of evildoers, and for the protection and encouragement of those that do well, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Archbishop take the Sword from off the Altar, and (the Archbishop of York and the Bishops of London and Winchester assisting and going along with him) shall deliver it into the Queen’s hands; and, the Queen holding it, the Archbishop shall say:

Receive this kingly Sword, brought now from the Altar of God, and delivered to you by the hands of us the Bishops and servants of God, though unworthy. With this sword do justice, stop the growth of iniquity, protect the holy Church of God, help and defend widows and orphans, restore the things that are gone to decay, maintain the things that are restored, punish and reform what is amiss, and confirm what is in good order: that doing these things you may be glorious in all virtue; and so faithfully serve our Lord Jesus Christ in this life, that you may reign for ever with him in the life which is to come. Amen.

At the Investing with the Armills, the Stole Royal and the Robe Royal: and the Delivery of the Orb

Then the Dean of Westminster shall deliver the Armills to the Archbishop, who, putting them upon the Queen’s wrists, shall say:

Receive the Bracelets of sincerity and wisdom, both for tokens of the Lord’s protection embracing you on every side; and also for symbols and pledges of that bond which unites you with your Peoples: to the end that you may be strengthened in all your works and defended against your enemies both bodily and ghostly, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Queen arising, the Robe Royal or Pall of cloth of gold with the Stole Royal shall be delivered by the Groom of the Robes to the Dean of Westminster, and by him, assisted by the Mistress of the Robes, put upon the Queen, standing; the Lord Great Chamberlain fastening the clasps. Then shall the Queen sit down, and the Archbishop shall say:

Receive this Imperial Robe, and the Lord your God endue you with knowledge and wisdom, with majesty and with power from on high; the Lord clothe you with the robe of righteousness, and with the garments of salvation. Amen.

The Complete Form and Order of Service that is performed and Ceremonies that are observed.

The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Abbey Church of St. Peter, Westminster, on Tuesday, June 2, 1953

I. The Preparation

In the morning upon the day of the Coronation early, care is to be taken that the Ampulla be filled with Oil for the anointing, and, together with the Spoon, be laid ready upon the Altar in the Abbey Church.

The litany shall be be sung as the Dean and Prebendaries and the choir of Westminster proceed from the Altar to the west door of the Church.

The Archbishops being already vested in their Copes and Mitres and the Bishops Assistant in their Copes, the procession shall be formed immediately outside of the west door of the Church, and shall wait till notice be given of the approach of her Majesty, and shall then begin to move into the Church.

And the people shall remain standing from the Entrance until the beginning of the Communion Service.

II. The Entrance into the Church The Queen, as soon as she enters at the west door of the Church, is to be received with this Anthem:

Psalm 122, 1–3, 6, 7. I was glad when they said unto me: We will go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand in thy gates: O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built as a city: that is at unity in itself. O pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls: and plenteousness within thy palaces.

The Queen shall in the mean time pass up through the body of the Church, into and through the choir, and so up the steps to the Theatre; and having passed by her Throne, she shall make her humble adoration, and then kneeling at the faldstool set for her before her Chair of Estate on the south side of the Altar, use some short private prayers; and after, sit down in her Chair.

The Bible, Paten, and Chalice shall meanwhile be brought by the Bishops who had borne them, and placed upon the Altar.

Then the Lords who carry in procession the Regalia, except those who carry the Swords, shall come from their places and present in order every one what he carries to the Archbishop, who shall deliver them to the Dean of Westminster, to be placed by him upon the Altar.

III. The Recognition The Archbishop, together with the Lord Chancellor, Lord Great Chamberlain, Lord High Constable, and Earl Marshal (Garter King of Arms preceding them), shall then go to the East side of the Theatre, and after shall go to the other three sides in this order, South, West, and North, and at every of the four sides the Archbishop shall with a loud voice speak to the People: and the Queen in the mean while, standing up by King Edward’s Chair, shall turn and show herself unto the People at every of the four sides of the Theatre as the Archbishop is at every of them, the Archbishop saying:

Sirs, I here present unto you Queen ELIZABETH, your undoubted Queen: Wherefore all you who are come this day to do your homage and service, Are you willing to do the same?

The People signify their willingness and joy, by loud and repeated acclamations, all with one voice crying out,

GOD SAVE QUEEN ELIZABETH.

Then the trumpets shall sound.

IV. The Oath The Queen having returned to her Chair (her Majesty having already on Tuesday, the fourth day of November, 1952, in the presence of the two Houses of Parliament, made and signed the Declaration prescribed by Act of Parliament), the Archbishop standing before her shall administer the Coronation Oath, first asking the Queen,

Madam, is your Majesty willing to take the Oath?

And the Queen answering, I am willing,

The Archbishop shall minister these questions; and the Queen, having a book in her hands, shall answer each question severally as follows:

Archbishop: Will you solemnly promise and swear to govern the Peoples of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon, and of your Possessions and other Territories to any of them belonging or pertaining, according to their respective laws and customs?

Queen: I solemnly promise so to do.

Archbishop: Will you to your power cause Law and Justice, in Mercy, to be executed in all your judgments?

Queen: I will.

Archbishop: Will you to the utmost of your power maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel?

Will you to the utmost of your power maintain in the United Kingdom the Protestant Reformed Religion established by law?

Will you maintain and preserve inviolably the settlement of the Church of England, and the doctrine, worship, discipline, and government thereof, as by law established in England?

And will you preserve unto the Bishops and Clergy of England, and to the Churches there committed to their charge, all such rights and privileges, as by law do or shall appertain to them or any of them?

Queen: All this I promise to do.

Then the Queen arising out of her Chair, supported as before, the Sword of State being carried before her, shall go to the Altar, and make her solemn Oath in the sight of [The Bible to be brought.] all the people to observe the premises: laying her right hand upon the Holy Gospel in the great Bible (which was before carried in the procession and is now brought from the altar by the Archbishop, and tendered to her as she kneels upon the steps), and saying these words:

The things which I have here before promised, I will perform, and keep. So help me God.

[And a Silver Standish.] Then the Queen shall kiss the Book and sign the Oath. The Queen having thus taken her Oath, shall return again to her Chair, and the Bible shall be delivered to the Dean of Westminster.

V. The Presenting of the Holy Bible When the Queen is again seated, the Archbishop shall go to her Chair; and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, receiving the Bible from the Dean of Westminster, shall bring it to the Queen and present it to her, the Archbishop saying these words:

Our gracious Queen: to keep your Majesty ever mindful of the law and the Gospel of God as the Rule for the whole life and government of Christian Princes, we present you with this Book, the most valuable thing that this world affords.

And the Moderator shall continue: Here is Wisdom; This is the royal Law; These are the lively Oracles of God.

Then shall the Queen deliver back the Bible to the Moderator, who shall bring it to the Dean of Westminster, to be reverently placed again upon the Altar. This done, the Archbishop shall return to the Altar.

VI. The Beginning of the Communion Service: The Introit

Psalm 84, 9, 10. Behold, O God our defender: and look upon the face of thine Anointed. For one day in thy courts: is better than a thousand.

Then, the Queen with the people kneeling, the Archbishop shall begin the Communion Service saying: Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Archbishop: Lord have mercy upon us. Answer: Christ have mercy upon us. Archbishop: Lord have mercy upon us.

LET US PRAY O God, who provides for thy people by thy power, and rules over them in love: Grant unto this thy servant ELIZABETH, our Queen, the Spirit of wisdom and government, that being devoted unto thee with her whole heart, she may so wisely govern, that in her time thy Church may be in safety, and Christian devotion may continue in peace; that so persevering in good works unto the end, she may by thy mercy come to thine everlasting kingdom; through Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

The Epistle 1 S. Peter 2, 13. To be read by one of the Bishops.

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

The Gradual Psalm 141, 2. Let my prayer come up into thy presence as the incense: and let the lifting up of my hands be as an evening sacrifice. Alleluia.

The Gospel S. Matthew 22, 15. To be read by another Bishop, the Queen with the people standing.

Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teaches the way of God in truth, neither cares thou for any man: for thou regards not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinks thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s: and unto God the things that are God’s. When they had heard these words they marveled, and left him, and went their way.

And the Gospel ended shall be sung the Creed following, the Queen with the people standing, as before.

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible;

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, By whom all things were made: Who for us men, and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man; And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried; And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sits on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord and giver of life, Who proceeded from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, Who spake by the Prophets. And I believe one Catholick and Apostolick Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the resurrection of the dead, And the life of the world to come. Amen.

VII. The Anointing The Creed being ended, the Queen kneeling at her faldstool, and the people kneeling in their places, the Archbishop shall begin the hymn, VENI, CREATOR SPIRITUS, and the choir shall sing it out.

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire, And lighten with celestial fire. Thou the anointing Spirit art, Who dost thy seven-fold gifts impart.

Thy blessed Unction from above Is comfort, life, and fire of love. Enable with perpetual light The dullness of our blinded sight.

Anoint and cheer our soiled face With the abundance of thy grace: Keep far our foes, give peace at home; Where thou art guide, no ill can come.

Teach us to know the Father, Son And thee, of both, to be but One; That, through the ages all along, This may be our endless song:

Praise to thy eternal merit, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The hymn being ended, the Archbishop shall say:

LET US PRAY

O Lord and heavenly Father, the exalter of the humble and the strength of thy chosen, who by anointing with Oil didst of old make and consecrate kings, priests, and prophets, to teach and govern thy people Israel: Bless and sanctify thy chosen servant ELIZABETH, who by our office and ministry is now to be anointed with this Oil, Here the Archbishop is to lay his hand upon the Ampulla. and consecrated Queen: Strengthen her, O Lord, with the Holy Ghost the Comforter; Confirm and establish her with thy free and princely Spirit, the Spirit of wisdom and government, the Spirit of counsel and ghostly strength, the Spirit of knowledge and true godliness, and fill her, O Lord, with the Spirit of thy holy fear, now and for ever; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

This prayer being ended, and the people standing, the choir shall sing:

I Kings 1, 39, 40. Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anointed Solomon king; and all the people rejoiced and said God save the king, Long live the king, May the king live for ever. Amen. Hallelujah.

In the mean time, the Queen rising from her devotions, having been disrobed of her crimson robe by the Lord Great Chamberlain, assisted by the Mistress of the Robes, and being uncovered, shall go before the Altar, supported and attended as before.

The Queen shall sit down in King Edward’s Chair (placed in the midst of the Area over against the Altar, with a faldstool before it), wherein she is to be anointed. Four Knights of the Garter shall hold over her a rich pall of silk, or cloth of gold: the Dean of Westminster, taking the Ampulla and Spoon from off the Altar, shall hold them ready, pouring some holy Oil into the Spoon, and with it the Archbishop shall anoint the Queen in the form of a cross:

On the palms of both the hands, saying, Be thy Hands anointed with holy Oil.

On the breast, saying, Be thy Breast anointed with holy Oil.

On the crown of the head, saying, Be thy Head anointed with holy Oil: as kings, priests, and prophets were anointed:

And as Solomon was anointed king by Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet, so be thou anointed, blessed, and consecrated Queen over the Peoples, whom the Lord thy God hath given thee to rule and govern, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Then shall the Dean of Westminster lay the Ampulla and Spoon upon the Altar; and the Queen kneeling down at the faldstool, the Archbishop shall say this Blessing over her: Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who by his Father was anointed with the Oil of gladness above his fellows, by his holy Anointing pour down upon your Head and Heart the blessing of the Holy Ghost, and prosper the works of your Hands: that by the assistance of his heavenly grace you may govern and preserve the Peoples committed to your charge in wealth, peace, and godliness; and after a long and glorious course of ruling a temporal kingdom wisely, justly, and religiously, you may at last be made partaker of an eternal kingdom, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

This prayer being ended, the Queen shall arise and sit down again in King Edward’s Chair, while the Knights of the Garter bear away the pall; whereupon the Queen arising, the Dean of Westminster, assisted by the Mistress of the Robes, shall put upon her Majesty the Colobium Sindonis and the Supertunica or Close Pall of cloth of gold, together with a Girdle of the same. Then shall the Queen again sit down and after her, the people as well.

VIII. The Presenting of the Spurs and Sword, and the Oblation of the said Sword The Spurs shall be brought from the Altar by the Dean of Westminster, and delivered to the Lord Great Chamberlain; who, kneeling down, shall present them to the Queen, who forthwith sends them back to the Altar.

Then the Lord who carries the Sword of State, delivering to the Lord Chamberlain the said Sword (which is thereupon deposited in Saint Edward’s Chapel) shall receive from the Lord Chamberlain, in lieu thereof, another Sword in a scabbard which he shall deliver to the Archbishop: and the Archbishop shall lay it on the Altar and say:

Hear our prayers, O Lord, we beseech thee, and so direct and support thy servant Queen ELIZABETH, that she may not bear the Sword in vain; but may use it as the minister of God for the terror and punishment of evildoers, and for the protection and encouragement of those that do well, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Archbishop take the Sword from off the Altar, and (the Archbishop of York and the Bishops of London and Winchester assisting and going along with him) shall deliver it into the Queen’s hands; and, the Queen holding it, the Archbishop shall say:

Receive this kingly Sword, brought now from the Altar of God, and delivered to you by the hands of us the Bishops and servants of God, though unworthy. With this sword do justice, stop the growth of iniquity, protect the holy Church of God, help and defend widows and orphans, restore the things that are gone to decay, maintain the things that are restored, punish and reform what is amiss, and confirm what is in good order: that doing these things you may be glorious in all virtue; and so faithfully serve our Lord Jesus Christ in this life, that you may reign for ever with him in the life which is to come. Amen.

Then the Queen, rising up and going to the Altar, shall offer it there in the scabbard, and then return and sit down in King Edward’s Chair: and the Peer, who first received the Sword, shall offer the price of it, namely, one hundred shillings, and having thus redeemed it, shall receive it from the Dean of Westminster, from off the Altar, and draw it out of the scabbard, and carry it naked before her Majesty during the rest of the solemnity.

Then the Archbishop of York and the Bishops who have assisted during the offering shall return to their places.

IX. The Investing with the Armills, the Stole Royal and the Robe Royal: and the Delivery of the Orb Then the Dean of Westminster shall deliver the Armills to the Archbishop, who, putting them upon the Queen’s wrists, shall say:

Receive the Bracelets of sincerity and wisdom, both for tokens of the Lord’s protection embracing you on every side; and also for symbols and pledges of that bond which unites you with your Peoples: to the end that you may be strengthened in all your works and defended against your enemies both bodily and ghostly, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Queen arising, the Robe Royal or Pall of cloth of gold with the Stole Royal shall be delivered by the Groom of the Robes to the Dean of Westminster, and by him, assisted by the Mistress of the Robes, put upon the Queen, standing; the Lord Great Chamberlain fastening the clasps. Then shall the Queen sit down, and the Archbishop shall say:

Receive this Imperial Robe, and the Lord your God endue you with knowledge and wisdom, with majesty and with power from on high; the Lord clothe you with the robe of righteousness, and with the garments of salvation. Amen. The Delivery of the Orb

Then shall the Orb with the Cross be brought from the Altar by the Dean of Westminster and delivered into the Queen’s right hand by the Archbishop, saying:

Receive this Orb set under the Cross, and remember that the whole world is subject to the Power and Empire of Christ our Redeemer.

Then shall the Queen deliver the Orb to the Dean of Westminster, to be by him laid on the Altar.

X. The Investiture per annulum, et per sceptrum et baculum Then the Keeper of the Jewel House shall deliver to the Archbishop the Queen’s Ring, wherein is set a sapphire and upon it a ruby cross: the Archbishop shall put it on the fourth finger of her Majesty’s right hand, and say:

Receive the Ring of kingly dignity, and the seal of Catholic Faith: and as you are this day consecrated to be our Head and Prince, so may you continue steadfastly as the Defender of Christ’s Religion; that being rich in faith and blessed in all good works, you may reign with him who is the King of Kings, to whom be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Then shall the Dean of Westminster bring the Scepter with the Cross and the Rod with the Dove to the Archbishop.

The Glove having been presented to the Queen, the Archbishop shall deliver the Scepter with the Cross into the Queen’s right hand, saying: Receive the Royal Scepter, the ensign of kingly power and justice.

And then he shall deliver the Rod with the Dove into the Queen’s left hand, and say: Receive the Rod of equity and mercy. Be so merciful that you be not too remiss, so execute justice that you forget not mercy. Punish the wicked, protect and cherish the just, and lead your people in the way wherein they should go.

XI. The Putting on of the Crown Then the people shall rise; and the Archbishop, [St Edward’s Crown.] standing before the Altar, shall take the Crown into his hands, and laying it again before him upon the Altar, he shall say:

O God the Crown of the faithful: Bless we beseech thee this Crown, and so sanctify thy servant ELIZABETH upon whose head this day thou dost place it for a sign of royal majesty, that she may be filled by thine abundant grace with all princely virtues: through the King eternal Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Queen still sitting in King Edward’s Chair, the Archbishop, assisted with other Bishops, shall come from the Altar: the Dean of Westminster shall bring the Crown, and the Archbishop taking it of him shall reverently put it upon the Queen’s head. At the sight whereof the people, with loud and repeated shouts, shall cry,

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN The Princes and Princesses, the Peers and Peeresses shall put on their coronets and caps, and the Kings of Arms their crowns; and the trumpets shall sound, and by a signal given, the great guns at the Tower shall be shot off.

The acclamation ceasing, the Archbishop shall go on, and say:

God crown you with a crown of glory and righteousness, that having a right faith and manifold fruit of good works, you may obtain the crown of an everlasting kingdom by the gift of him whose kingdom endured for ever. Amen.

Then shall the choir sing: Be strong and of a good courage: keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.

And the people shall remain standing until after the Homage be ended.

XII. The Benediction And now the Queen having been thus anointed and crowned, and having received all the ensigns of Royalty, the Archbishop shall solemnly bless her: and the Archbishop of York and all the Bishops, with the rest of the Peers and all the people, shall follow every part of the Benediction with a loud and hearty Amen.

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord protect you in all your ways and prosper all your handiwork. Amen.

The Lord give you faithful Parliaments and quiet Realms; sure defense against all enemies; fruitful lands and a prosperous industry; wise counselors and upright magistrates; leaders of integrity in learning and labor; a devout, learned and useful clergy; honest peaceable and dutiful citizens. Amen.

May Wisdom and Knowledge be the Stability of your Times, and the fear of the Lord your Treasure. Amen.

The Lord who hath made you Queen over these Peoples give you increase of grace, honor and happiness in this world, and make you partaker of his eternal felicity in the world to come. Amen.

Then shall the Archbishop turn to the people and say: And the same Lord God Almighty grant that the Clergy and Nobles assembled here for this great and solemn service, and together with them all the Peoples of this Commonwealth, fearing God, and honoring the Queen, may by the gracious assistance of God’s infinite goodness, and by the vigilant care of his anointed servant, our gracious Sovereign, continually enjoy peace, plenty, and prosperity; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with the eternal Father, and God the Holy Ghost, be glory in the Church, world without end. Amen.

XIII. The Enthroning Then shall the Queen go to her Throne, and be lifted up into it by the Archbishops and Bishops, and other Peers of the Kingdom; and being enthroned, or placed therein, all the Great Officers, those that bear the Swords and the Sceptres, and the Nobles that carried the other Regalia, shall stand round about the steps of the Throne; and the Archbishop, standing before the Queen, shall say:

Stand firm, and hold fast from henceforth the seat and state of royal and imperial dignity, which is this day delivered unto you, in the Name and by the Authority of Almighty God, and by the hands of us the Bishops and servants of God, though unworthy. And the Lord God Almighty, whose ministers we are, and the stewards of his mysteries, establish your Throne in righteousness, that it may stand fast for evermore. Amen.

XIV. The Homage The Exhortation being ended, all the Princes and Peers then present shall do their Fealty and Homage publicly and solemnly unto the Queen: and the Queen shall deliver her Sceptre with the Cross and the Rod with the Dove, to someone near to the Blood Royal, or to the Lords that carried them in the procession, or to any other that she pleases to assign, to hold them by her, till the Homage be ended.

And the Bishops that support the Queen in the procession may also ease her, by supporting the Crown, as there shall be occasion.

The Archbishop shall first ascend the steps of the Throne and kneel down before her Majesty, and the rest of the Bishops shall kneel in their places: and they shall do their Fealty together, for the shortening of the ceremony: and the Archbishop, placing his hands between the Queen’s shall say:

I, Geoffrey, Archbishop of Canterbury [and so every one of the rest, I, N. Bishop of N., repeating the rest audibly after the Archbishop] will be faithful and true, and faith and truth will bear unto you, our Sovereign Lady, Queen of this Realm and Defender of the Faith, and unto your heirs and successors according to law. So help me God.

Then shall the Archbishop kiss the Queen’s right hand. After which the Duke of Edinburgh shall ascend the steps of the Throne, and having taken off his coronet, shall kneel down before her Majesty, and placing his hands between the Queen’s shall pronounce the words of Homage, saying:

I, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh do become your liege man of life and limb, and of earthly worship; and faith and truth I will bear unto you, to live and die, against all manner of folks. So help me God.

And arising, he shall touch the Crown upon her Majesty’s head and kiss her Majesty’s left cheek.

In like manner shall the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent severally do their homage. After which the Senior Peer of each degree (of the Dukes first by themselves, and so of the Marquesses, Earls, Viscounts, and Barons in that order) shall ascend the steps of the Throne and, having first removed his coronet, shall kneel before her Majesty and place his hands between the Queen’s: and all the peers of his degree, having put off their coronets, shall kneel in their places and shall say with him:

I, N. Duke, or Earl, etc., of N. do become your liege man of life and limb, and of earthly worship; and faith and truth I will bear unto you, to live and die, against all manner of folks. So help me God.

This done, the Senior Peer shall rise, and, all the Peers of his degree rising also, he shall touch the Crown upon her Majesty’s head, as promising by that ceremony for himself and his Order to be ever ready to support it with all their power; and then shall he kiss the Queen’s right hand.

At the same time the choir shall sing these anthems, or some of them:

Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men: the Lord is even at hand. Be careful for nothing: but in all prayer and supplication, let your petitions be manifest unto God, with giving of thanks. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. John Redford.

O clap your hands together, all ye people: O sing unto God with the voice of melody. For the Lord is high and to be feared: he is the great King of all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us: and the nations under our feet. He shall choose out a heritage for us: even the worship of Jacob, whom he loved. Orlando Gibbons.

I will not leave you comfortless. Alleluia. I will go away and come again to you. Alleluia. And your heart shall rejoice. Alleluia. William Byrd.

O Lord our Governor: how excellent is thy Name in all the world. Behold, O God our defender: and look upon the face of thine Anointed. O hold thou up her goings in thy paths: that her footsteps slip not. Grant the Queen a long life: and make her glad with the joy of thy countenance. Save Lord and hear us O King of heaven: when we call upon thee. Amen. Healey Willan.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee. The darkness is no darkness with thee, but the night is as clear as day: the darkness and the light are to thee both alike. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. O let my soul live, and it shall praise thee. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for evermore. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee. Samuel Sebastian Wesley.

When the Homage is ended, the drums shall beat, and the trumpets sound, and all the people shout, crying out:

God save Queen ELIZABETH. Long live Queen ELIZABETH. May the Queen live for ever.

Then shall the Archbishop leave the Queen in her Throne and go to the Altar.

XV. The Communion Then shall the organ play and the people shall with one voice sing this hymn:

All people that on earth do dwell, Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice; Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell, Come ye before him, and rejoice.

The Lord, ye know, is God indeed, Without our aid he did us make; We are his folk, he doth us feed, And for his sheep he doth us take.

O enter then his gates with praise, Approach with joy his courts unto; Praise, laud, and bless his name always, For it is seemly so to do.

For why? the Lord our God is good: His mercy is for ever sure; His truth at all times firmly stood, And shall from age to age endure.

To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, The God whom heaven and earth adore, From men and from the Angel-host Be praise and glory evermore. Amen.

In the meanwhile the Queen shall descend from her Throne, supported and attended as before, and go to the steps of the Altar, where, delivering her Crown and her Sceptre and Rod to the Lord Great Chamberlain or other appointed Officers to hold, she shall kneel down.

The hymn ended and the people kneeling, first the Queen shall offer Bread and Wine for the Communion, which being brought out of Saint Edward’s Chapel, and delivered into her hands (the Bread upon the Paten by the Bishop that read the Epistle, and the Wine in the Chalice by the Bishop that read the Gospel), shall be received from the Queen by the Archbishop, and reverently placed upon the Altar, and decently covered with a fair linen cloth, the Archbishop first saying this prayer:

Bless, O Lord, we beseech thee, these thy gifts, and sanctify them unto this holy use, that by them we may be made partakers of the Body and Blood of thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, and fed unto everlasting life of soul and body: And that thy servant Queen ELIZABETH may be enabled to the discharge of her weighty office, where unto of thy great goodness thou hast called and appointed her. Grant this, O Lord, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

Then the Queen, kneeling as before, shall make her Oblation, offering a Pall or Altar-cloth delivered by the Groom of the Robes to the Lord Great Chamberlain, and by him, kneeling, to her Majesty, and an Ingot or Wedge of Gold of a pound weight, which the Treasurer of the Household shall deliver to the Lord Great Chamberlain, and he to her Majesty; and the Archbishop coming to her, shall receive and place them upon the Altar.

Then shall the Queen go to her faldstool, set before the Altar between the steps and King Edward’s Chair, and the Duke of Edinburgh, coming to his faldstool set beside the Queen’s shall take off his coronet. Then shall they kneel down together, and the Archbishop shall say this prayer:

Almighty God, the fountain of all goodness: give ear, we beseech thee, to our prayers, and multiply thy blessings upon this thy servant PHILIP who with all humble devotion offers himself for thy service in the dignity to which thou hast called him. Defend him from all dangers, ghostly and bodily; make him a great example of virtue and godliness, and a blessing to the Queen and to her Peoples; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with thee, O Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

Then shall the Archbishop bless the Duke, saying:

Almighty God, to whom belong all power and dignity, prosper you in your honor and grant you therein long to continue, fearing him always, and always doing such things as please him, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Archbishop, returning to the Altar, shall say: Let us pray for the whole state of Christ’s Church militant here in earth.

Almighty and ever living God, who by thy holy Apostle hast taught us to make prayers, and supplications, and to give thanks for all men: we humbly beseech thee most mercifully to accept these oblations, and to receive these our prayers which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant, that all they that do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity and godly love.

We beseech thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes and Governors; and specially thy servant ELIZABETH our Queen; that under her we may be godly and quietly governed; and grant unto her whole Council, and to all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue.

Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Curates, that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments; and to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and specially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive thy holy Word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.

And we most humbly beseech thee of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succor all them, who, in this transitory life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity.

And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom:

Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.

The Exhortation. Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees. The General Confession.

Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee in newness of life, To the honor and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Absolution.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them that with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then shall the Archbishop say: Hear what comfortable words our Savior Christ saith unto all that truly turn to him.

Come unto me, all that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you. Matthew 11, 28.

So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3, 16.

Here also what Saint Paul saith. This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. I Timothy 1, 15.

Here also what Saint John saith. If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 2, 1.

After which the Archbishop shall proceed, saying: Lift up your hearts. Answer We lift them up unto the Lord. Archbishop Let us give thanks unto our Lord God. Answer It is meet and right so to do.

Then shall the Archbishop turn to the Lord’s Table, and say:

It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God:

Who hast at this time consecrated thy servant ELIZABETH to be our Queen, that by the anointing of thy grace she may be the Defender of thy Faith and the Protector of thy Church and People.

Therefore, with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory. Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen. The Prayer of Humble Access:

We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body, and our souls washed through his most precious blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.

The Prayer of Consecration: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death, until his coming again;

Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we, receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood:

Who in the same night that he was betrayed, Here the Archbishop is to take the Paten into his hands: took Bread; and, when he had given thanks, And here to break the Bread: he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat, And here to lay his hand upon the Bread: this is my Body, which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me.

Likewise, after supper, Here he is to take the Cup into his hand: he took the Cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for this And here to lay his hand upon the Cup, is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins: Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me. Amen.

When the Archbishops, and the Dean of Westminster, with the Bishops Assistant (namely, those who carried the Bible, Paten and Chalice in the Procession), have communicated in both kinds, the Queen with the Duke of Edinburgh shall advance to the steps of the Altar and, both kneeling down, the Archbishop shall administer the Bread, and the Dean of Westminster the Cup, to them. And in the mean time the choir shall sing:

O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is: blessed is the man that trust in him. Psalm 34, 8.

At the delivery of the Bread shall be said: The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith, with thanksgiving.

At the delivery of the Cup: The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Christ’s Blood was shed for thee, and be thankful.

After which the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh shall return to their faldstools; and the Archbishop shall go on to the Post-Communion, he and all the people saying:

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen.

And after shall be said as follows:

O Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humble servants entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and lively sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that all we, who are partakers of this holy Communion, may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offenses, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honor and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

Then, all the people standing, the Queen shall rise and, receiving again her Crown and taking the Sceptre and Rod into her hands, shall repair to her Throne; and the Duke, putting on his coronet, shall return to his place.

Then shall be sung: Glory be to God on high, and in earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.

O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takes away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sit at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.

For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Then, the people kneeling, the Archbishop shall say: Prevent us, O Lord, in all our doings with thy most gracious favor, and further us with thy continual help; that in all our works begun, continued, and ended in thee, we may glorify thy holy Name, and finally by thy mercy obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen.

XVI. The solemnity of the Queen’s Coronation being thus ended, the people shall stand, and the choir shall sing: Te Deum Laudamus

We praise thee, O God: we acknowledge thee to be the Lord. All the earth doth worship thee: the Father everlasting. To thee all Angels cry aloud: the heavens and all the powers therein. To thee Cherubin and Seraphin: continually do cry, Holy, Holy, Holy: Lord God of Sabaoth; Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty: of thy Glory. The glorious company of the Apostles: praise thee. The goodly fellowship of the Prophets: praise thee. The noble army of Martyrs: praise thee. The holy Church throughout all the world: doth acknowledge thee; The Father: of an infinite majesty; Thine honorable, true: and only Son; Also the Holy Ghost: the Comforter.

Thou art the King of Glory: O Christ. Thou art the everlasting Son: of the Father. When thou took upon thee to deliver man: thou didst not abhor the Virgin’s womb. When thou hadst overcome the sharpness of death: thou didst open the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Thou sit at the right hand of God: in the glory of the Father. We believe that thou shalt come: to be our Judge. We therefore pray thee, help thy servants: whom thou hast redeemed with thy precious blood. Make them to be numbered with thy Saints: in glory everlasting.

O Lord, save thy people: and bless thine heritage. Govern them: and lift them up for ever. Day by day: we magnify thee; And we worship thy Name: ever world without end. Vouchsafe, O Lord: to keep us this day without sin. O Lord, have mercy upon us: have mercy upon us. O Lord, let thy mercy lighten upon us: as our trust is in thee. O Lord, in thee have I trusted: let me never be confounded.

XVII. The Recess In the mean time, the Queen, supported as before, the four swords being carried before her, shall descend from her Throne, crowned and carrying the Sceptre and the Rod in her hands, and shall go into the Area eastward of the Theatre; and, the Archbishop going before her, she shall pass on through the door on the south side of the Altar into Saint Edward’s Chapel; and after her shall follow the Groom of the Robes, the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Lords that carried the Regalia in the procession (the Dean of Westminster delivering the Orb, the Spurs and St Edward’s Staff to the Bearers of them as they pass the Altar); and lastly shall go in the Dean.

And, the Te Deum ended, the people may be seated until the Queen comes again from the Chapel.

The Queen, being come into the Chapel, shall deliver to the Archbishop, being at the Altar there, the Sceptre and the Rod to be laid upon the Altar: and the Archbishop shall receive the Queen’s Crown and lay it upon the Altar also. Then, assisted by the Mistress of the Robes, and attended by the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Groom of the Robes, the Queen shall be disrobed of the Robe Royal and arrayed in her Robe of purple velvet.

Meanwhile, the Dean of Westminster shall lay upon the Altar the Orb, the Spurs and St Edward’s Staff, having received them from the Bearers of them, who shall then (preceded by the Bearers of the Four Swords) withdraw from the Chapel by the same door on the south side and take the places assigned to them in the procession.

The Queen being ready, and wearing her Imperial Crown, shall receive the Sceptre with the Cross into her right hand and into her left hand the Orb from the Archbishop, who, having delivered them, shall withdraw from the Chapel and take his place in the procession: and the Lord Great Chamberlain shall do likewise.

Then her Majesty, supported and attended as before, shall leave the Chapel by the same door on the south side and shall proceed in state through the choir and the nave to the west door of the Church, wearing her Crown and bearing in her right hand the Sceptre and in her left hand the Orb.

And as the Queen proceeds from the Chapel, there shall be sung by all assembled the National Anthem.

Finis

A Kings Honor

TO THE MOST HIGH AND MIGHTY PRINCE JAMES, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, KING OF GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, &c

To his Majesty that now reigns (and long may he live and reign) knows full well, according to the wisdom given unto him by God, and the rare learning and experience that he has attained unto namely that whosoever attempted anything for the public (especially if it pertains to religion, and to the opening and clearing of the word of God), the same sets himself upon a stage to be gloated upon by every evil eye, yea, he castes himself headlong upon pikes, to be gored by every sharp tongue. For he that meddles with men’s religion in any part, meddles with man’s customs, thus their freehold.

And though they find no content in that which they have, yet they cannot abide to hear of altering. Notwithstanding, his Royal Heart was not daunted or discouraged, but stood resolute, as a statue immovable, and an anvil not easy to be beaten into plates as one [Suidas] has said; he knew who had chosen him to be a soldier and captain, and being assured that the course which he intended made much for the glory of God, and the building up of his church, he would not suffer it to be broken off for whatsoever speeches or practices. It does certainly belong unto kings, yea, it does specially belong unto them, to have care of religion, yea, to know it aright, yea, to profess it zealously, yea, to promote it to the uttermost of their power.

This is their glory before all nations which mean well, and this will bring unto them a far most excellent weight of glory in the day of the Lord Jesus. For the Scripture says not in vain, “Them that honors me, I will honor” [1 Sam. 2:30]. Neither was it a vain word that Eusebius delivered longtime ago, that piety towards God was the weapon, and the only weapon, that both preserved Constantine’s person, and avenged him of his enemies.

But now what is piety without truth? What truth (what saving truth) without the word of God? What word of God (whereof we may be sure) without the Scripture? For by it we are commanded to search, John 5:39, Isa. 8:20. They are commended by them who searched and studied it, Acts 17:11 and 8:28-29. They are reproved that were unskillful in them, or slow to believe them, Matt. 22:29, Luke 24:25. They can make us wise unto salvation, 2 Tim. 3:15. If we be ignorant, they will instruct us, and if out of the way, they will bring us home. If out of order, they will reform us; if in heaviness, comfort us; if dull, quicken us and if cold, inflame us.

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Great and manifold were the blessings, most dread Sovereign, which Almighty God, the Father of all mercies, bestowed upon us the people of England, when first he sent Your Majesty’s Royal Person to rule and reign over us.

For whereas it was the expectation of many, who wished not well unto our Zion, that upon the setting of that bright Occidental Star, Queen Elizabeth of most happy memory, some thick and palpable clouds of darkness would so have overshadowed this Land, that men should have been in doubt which way they were to walk; and that it should hardly be known, who was to direct the unsettled State; the appearance of your Majesty, as of the Sun in his strength, instantly dispelled those supposed and surmised mists, and gave unto all that were well affected exceeding cause of comfort; especially when we beheld the Government established in Your Highness and Your hopeful Seed, by an undoubted Title, and this also accompanied with peace and tranquility at home and abroad.

But among all our joys, there was no one that more filled our hearts, than the blessed continuance of the preaching of God’s sacred Word among us; which is that inestimable treasure, which excel all the riches of earth; because the fruit thereof extended itself, not only to the time spent in this transitory world, but directs and disposes men unto that eternal happiness which is above in heaven.

Then not to suffer this to fall to the ground, but rather to take it up, and to continue it in that state, wherein the famous Predecessor of Your Highness did leave it: nay, to go forward with the confidence and resolution of a man in maintaining the truth of Christ, and propagating it far and near, is that which hath so bound and firmly knit the hearts of all Your Majesty’s loyal and religious people unto you, that your very name is precious among them: their eye does behold you with comfort, and they bless you in their hearts, as that sanctified person, who, under God, is the immediate author of their true happiness.

And this their contentment doesn’t diminish or decay, but every day increases and takes strength, when they observe, that the zeal of your Majesty toward the house of God does not slack or go backward, but is more and more kindled, manifesting itself abroad in the farthest parts of Christendom, by writing in defense of the Truth, and every day at home, by religious and learned discourse, by frequenting the house of God, by hearing the Word preached, by cherishing the Teachers thereof, by caring for the Church, as a most tender and loving nursing Father.

There are infinite arguments of this right Christian and religious affection in your Majesty; but none is more forcible to declare it to others than the vehement and perpetuated desire of accomplishing and publishing of this work, which now with all humility we present unto your Majesty. For when your Highness had once out of deep judgment apprehended how convenient it was, that out of the Original Sacred Tongues, together with comparing of the labors, both in our own, and other foreign Languages, of many worthy men who went before us, there should be one more exact Translation of the holy Scriptures into the English Tongue; Your Majesty did never desist to urge and to excite those to whom it was commended, that the work might be hastened, and that the business might be expedited in so decent a manner, as a matter of such importance might justly require.

And now at last, by the mercy of God, and the continuance of our labors, it being brought unto such a conclusion, as that we have great hopes that the Church of England shall reap good fruit thereby; we hold it our duty to offer it to Your Majesty, not only as to our King and Sovereign, but as to the principal Mover and Author of the work: humbly craving of Your most Sacred Majesty, that since things of this quality have ever been subject to the censures of ill meaning and discontented persons, it may receive approbation and patronage from so learned and judicious a Prince as Your Highness is, whose allowance and acceptance of our labors shall more honor and encourage us, than all the calumniations and hard interpretations of other men shall dismay us.

So that if, on the one side, we shall be traduced by popish persons at home or abroad, who therefore will malign us, because we are poor instruments to make God’s holy Truth to be yet more and more known unto the people, whom they desire still to keep in ignorance and darkness; or if, on the other side, we shall be maligned by self conceited brethren, who run their own ways, and give liking unto nothing, but what is framed by themselves, and hammered on their anvil; we may rest secure, supported within by the truth and innocence of a good conscience, having walked the ways of simplicity and integrity, as before the Lord; and sustained without by the powerful protection of Your Majesty’s grace and favor, which will ever give countenance to honest and Christian endeavors against bitter censures and uncharitable imputations.

The Lord of heaven and earth bless your Majesty with many and happy days, that, as his heavenly hand hath enriched Your Highness with many singular and extraordinary graces, so You may be the wonder of the world in this latter age for happiness and true felicity, to the honor of that great GOD, and the good of his Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord and only Saviour.

The Copywriter of this KJP New Generation Bible provoke grace, mercy, and peace on all its readers through JESUS CHRIST our Lord.

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