Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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

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 command of the king because of the oath before God [by which you swore loyalty to him].

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.

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 wise? Who hath knowledge to make an answer? Wisdom maketh a man's face to shine, but malice putteth it out of favour. 2 Keep the king's commandment, I warn thee, and the oath that thou hast made unto God. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight, and see thou continue in no evil thing: for whatsoever it pleaseth him, that doeth he.



Cross References

1 Kings 2:43

Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I commanded thee?"

Exodus 22:11

then shall an oath of the LORD go between them, whether he have put his hand unto his neighbor's good, and the owner of it shall take the oath, and the other shall not make it good.

2 Samuel 21:7

But the king had compassion on Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the LORD's oath that was between them: that is to say, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.

1 Chronicles 29:24

And all the lords and men of power, and thereto all the sons of king David submitted themselves under king Solomon.

Proverbs 24:21

My son, fear thou the LORD and the king, and keep no company with them that slide back from his fear:

Ezekiel 17:13-20

He took of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and took an oath of him: The princes of the land toke he with him also,

Romans 13:1-5

Let every soul submit himself unto the authority of the higher powers. For there is no power, but of God. The powers that be, are ordained of God.

Titus 3:1

Warn them, that they submit themselves to rule and power, to obey the officers, that they be ready unto all good works,

1 Peter 2:13-17

Submit yourselves unto all manner ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether it be unto the King as unto the chief head;

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