2 Samuel 23:3



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'He who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God,

King James Version

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

International Standard Version

The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has talked to me. "When one is governing men justly, he fears God while governing.

A Conservative Version

The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me. He who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God,

American Standard Version

The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spake to me: One that ruleth over men righteously, That ruleth in the fear of God,

Amplified

The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me, When one rules over men righteously, ruling in the fear of God,

Bible in Basic English

The God of Israel said, the word of the Rock of Israel came to me: When an upright king is ruling over men, when he is ruling in the fear of God,

Darby Translation

The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, The ruler among men shall be just, Ruling in the fear of God;

Holman Bible

The God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, "The one who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The God of Israel dictated unto me, the strong One of Israel spoke): He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

Julia Smith Translation

The God of Israel said to me, the Rock of Israel spake a parable upon the just man: a parable to fear God.

King James 2000

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The God of Israel said to me, the rock of Israel has spoken; 'He who rules over mankind rules righteously, in the fear of God.

Modern King James verseion

The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me: he who rules over men justly, ruling in the fear of God,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The God of Israel spake unto me, and the strength of Israel said, 'He that beareth rule over men, he that ruleth justly in the fear of God,

NET Bible

The God of Israel spoke, the protector of Israel spoke to me. The one who rules fairly among men, the one who rules in the fear of God,

New Heart English Bible

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'One who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God,

New simplified Bible

The God of Israel has spoken. The protector of Israel said to me: 'The king who rules with justice, who rules in obedience to God.

The Emphasized Bible

Said the God of Israel, Unto me, spake the Rock of Israel: - One Ruling over Men, A Righteous One, ruling in the reverence of God,

Webster

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

World English Bible

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'One who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God,

Youngs Literal Translation

He said -- the God of Israel -- to me, He spake -- the Rock of Israel: He who is ruling over man is righteous, He is ruling in the fear of God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

of Israel
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
ישׂראל 
Yisra'el 
Usage: 2505
Usage: 2505


Usage: 0

the Rock
צר צוּר 
Tsuwr 
Usage: 76

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

to me, He that ruleth
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

in the fear
יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

References

Context Readings

David Extols Yahweh

2 "The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue. 3 "The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'He who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God, 4 Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.'


Cross References

2 Samuel 22:32

"For who is God, besides the LORD? And who is a rock, besides our God?

Exodus 18:21

"Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.

Deuteronomy 32:4

"The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.

Genesis 33:20

Then he erected there an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

Exodus 3:15

God, furthermore, said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, 'The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you ' This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.

Exodus 19:5-6

'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;

Exodus 20:2

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Exodus 23:6-8

"You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute.

Deuteronomy 16:18-20

"You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

Deuteronomy 32:30-31

"How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had given them up?

2 Samuel 22:2-3

He said, "The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;

2 Chronicles 19:7-9

"Now then let the fear of the LORD be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the LORD our God will have no part in unrighteousness or partiality or the taking of a bribe."

Nehemiah 5:14

Moreover, from the day that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah, from the twentieth year to the thirty-second year of King Artaxerxes, for twelve years, neither I nor my kinsmen have eaten the governor's food allowance.

Psalm 42:9

I will say to God my rock, "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?"

Psalm 72:2

May he judge Your people with righteousness And Your afflicted with justice.

Psalm 82:3-4

Vindicate the weak and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and destitute.

Psalm 110:2

The LORD will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of Your enemies."

Proverbs 31:9

Open your mouth, judge righteously, And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy.

Isaiah 11:1-5

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.

Isaiah 32:1

Behold, a king will reign righteously And princes will rule justly.

Jeremiah 23:5

"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.

Zechariah 9:9

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Hebrews 1:8

But of the Son He says, "YOUR THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM.



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