Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. … Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever; a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom. … Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever, and righteousness will be the scepter of your kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.
All you have made will praise you, O LORD; your saints will extol you. They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might, so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. … The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and is armed with strength.
Yet be sure of this: The kingdom of God is near. … Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. … Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
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