Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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,

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;

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,

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

the Rock
צר צוּר 
Tsuwr 
Usage: 76

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

to me, He that ruleth
משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

must be just
צדּיק 
Tsaddiyq 
Usage: 206

משׁל 
Mashal 
Usage: 81

in the fear
יראה 
Yir'ah 
Usage: 45

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

David Extols Yahweh

2 The Spirit of the LORD speaks within me; his word is on my tongue! 3 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. 4 He is like dawn's first light, like bright sun blazing on a cloudless morning, glistening on grassland that flourishes after a rain shower.


Cross References

2 Samuel 22:32

For who is God apart from the LORD? And who is a Rock, apart from our God?

Exodus 18:21

You are to look for capable men among the people, men who fear God, men of integrity who hate dishonest gain. You are to set these men over them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.

Deuteronomy 32:4

Flawless is the work of the Rock, because all his ways are just. A faithful God never unjust righteous and upright is he.

Genesis 33:20

set up an altar, and named it El-elohe-israel.

Exodus 3:15

God also told Moses, "Tell the Israelis, "The LORD, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob sent me to you.' This is my name forever, and this is how I am to be remembered from generation to generation.

Exodus 19:5-6

And now if you carefully obey me and keep my covenant, you are to be my special possession out of all the nations, because the whole earth belongs to me,

Exodus 20:2

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

Exodus 23:6-8

"You are not to pervert justice for the poor among you in their lawsuits.

Deuteronomy 16:18-20

"Appoint judges and civil servants according to your tribes in all your cities that the LORD your God is about to give you, so they may judge the people impartially.

Deuteronomy 32:30-31

How can one person chase a thousand of them and two put a myriad to flight, unless their Rock delivers them and the LORD gives them up?

2 Samuel 22:2-3

This is what he said: LORD, you are my stone stronghold and my fortified place; you are continuously delivering me.

2 Chronicles 19:7-9

So let the fear of the LORD rest upon you, be on your guard, and act carefully, because with the LORD our God there is neither injustice, nor partiality, nor bribery."

Nehemiah 5:14

In addition, from the time that I was appointed to be their governor in the land of Judah (that is, during the twelve years from the twentieth to the thirty-second year of King Artaxerxes), neither I nor my relatives relied on the provisions allotted to the governor.

Psalm 42:9

I will ask God, my Rock, "Why have you forsaken me? Why do I go around mourning under the enemy's oppression?"

Psalm 72:2

May he rule your people with right decisions and your oppressed ones with justice.

Psalm 82:3-4

"Defend the poor and the fatherless. Vindicate the afflicted and the poor.

Psalm 110:2

When the LORD extends your mighty scepter from Zion, rule in the midst of your enemies.

Proverbs 31:9

Speak up, judge righteously, and defend the rights of the afflicted and oppressed.

Isaiah 11:1-5

"A shoot will come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch will bear fruit from his roots.

Isaiah 32:1

"Look, a king will reign in righteousness, and rulers will rule with justice.

Jeremiah 23:5

"The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I'll raise up a righteous branch for David. He will be a king who rules wisely, and he will administer justice and righteousness in the land.

Zechariah 9:9

"Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion; cry out, daughter of Jerusalem! Look! Your king is coming to you. He is righteous, and he is able to save. He is humble, and is riding on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Hebrews 1:8

But about the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, and the scepter of your kingdom is a righteous scepter.

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