Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

I say, “Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.

King James Version

I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.

Holman Bible

Keep the king’s command because of your oath made before God.

International Standard Version

I advise doing what the king says, especially regarding an oath to God.

A Conservative Version

I [say], Keep the king's command, and that because of the oath of God.

American Standard Version

I counsel thee , Keep the king's command, and that in regard of the oath of God.

Amplified

I counsel you to keep the king's command, and that in regard to the oath of God [by which you swore to him loyalty].

Bible in Basic English

I say to you, Keep the king's law, from respect for the oath of God.

Darby Translation

I say, Keep the king's commandment, and that on account of the oath of God.

Julia Smith Translation

I am to watch the king's mouth by reason of the oath of God.

King James 2000

I counsel you to keep the king's commandment, and that for the sake of your oath to God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Keep [the] command of [the] king {because of your oath to God}.

Modern King James verseion

I say, Keep the king's word, and that, because of the oath of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Keep the king's commandment, I warn thee, and the oath that thou hast made unto God.

NET Bible

Obey the king's command, because you took an oath before God to be loyal to him.

New Heart English Bible

Keep the king's command, because of the oath to God.

The Emphasized Bible

I said , The bidding of the king, observe thou, even out of regard to the oath of God.

Webster

I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.

World English Bible

I say, "Keep the king's command!" because of the oath to God.

Youngs Literal Translation

I pray thee, the commandment of a king keep, even for the sake of the oath of God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

the king's
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

and that in regard
דּברה 
Dibrah 
Usage: 5

of the oath
שׁבוּעה 
Sh@buw`ah 
Usage: 30

References

American

Hastings

Context Readings

Obedience To The King

1 Who is like the wise man and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A man’s wisdom illumines him and causes his stern face to beam. 2 I say, “Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God. 3 Do not be in a hurry to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases.”



Cross References

1 Kings 2:43

Why then have you not kept the oath of the Lord, and the command which I have laid on you?”

Exodus 22:11

an oath before the Lord shall be made by the two of them that he has not laid hands on his neighbor’s property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.

2 Samuel 21:7

But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the oath of the Lord which was between them, between David and Saul’s son Jonathan.

1 Chronicles 29:24

All the officials, the mighty men, and also all the sons of King David pledged allegiance to King Solomon.

Proverbs 24:21

My son, fear the Lord and the king;
Do not associate with those who are given to change,

Ezekiel 17:13-20

He took one of the royal family and made a covenant with him, putting him under oath. He also took away the mighty of the land,

Romans 13:1-5

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

Titus 3:1

Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed,

1 Peter 2:13-17

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,

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