Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Do not be in a hurry to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases."

King James Version

Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

Holman Bible

do not be in a hurry. Leave his presence, and don't persist in a bad cause, since he will do whatever he wants.

International Standard Version

Don't be in a hurry to leave him, and don't persist in evil, for he does whatever he pleases.

A Conservative Version

Be not hasty to go out of his presence. Persist not in an evil matter, for he does whatever pleases him.

American Standard Version

Be not hasty to go out of his presence; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

Amplified

Be not panic-stricken and hasty to get out of his presence. Persist not in an evil thing, for he does whatever he pleases.

Bible in Basic English

Be not quick to go from before him. Be not fixed in an evil design, because he does whatever is pleasing to him.

Darby Translation

Be not hasty to go out of his sight; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatever pleaseth him,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not be hasty to rebel against him; do not persist in any evil thing, for he shall do whatsoever pleases him;

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not hasten going from his face: thou shalt not stand by the word of evil; for he shall do all that he will desire.

King James 2000

Be not hasty to go out of his presence: stand not for an evil thing; for he does whatsoever pleases him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not be terrified of his presence! Go at once and do not delay when a matter [is] unpleasant, for he can do anything that he desires.

Modern King James verseion

Do not be hasty to leave his presence. Do not take a stand in an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

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.

NET Bible

Do not rush out of the king's presence in haste -- do not delay when the matter is unpleasant, for he can do whatever he pleases.

New Heart English Bible

Do not be hasty to go out of his presence. Do not persist in an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him,

The Emphasized Bible

Not rashly from his presence, shouldst thou go: do not take thy stand in a vexatious thing, - for, whatsoever he pleaseth, he will do.

Webster

Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatever pleaseth him.

World English Bible

Don't be hasty to go out of his presence. Don't persist in an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him,

Youngs Literal Translation

Be not troubled at his presence, thou mayest go, stand not in an evil thing, for all that he pleaseth he doth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
to go out
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

not in an evil
רעה רע 
Ra` 
Usage: 669

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 76

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Obedience To The King

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." 4 Since the word of the king is authoritative, who will say to him, "What are you doing?"



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the ruler's temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.

1 Kings 1:50-52

And Adonijah was afraid of Solomon, and he arose, went and took hold of the horns of the altar.

1 Kings 2:21-24

So she said, "Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother as a wife."

Proverbs 14:29

He who is slow to anger has great understanding, But he who is quick-tempered exalts folly.

Proverbs 16:14-15

The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.

Proverbs 30:31

The strutting rooster, the male goat also, And a king when his army is with him.

Isaiah 48:4

"Because I know that you are obstinate, And your neck is an iron sinew And your forehead bronze,

Jeremiah 44:16-17

"As for the message that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we are not going to listen to you!

Daniel 4:35

"All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'

Daniel 5:19

"Because of the grandeur which He bestowed on him, all the peoples, nations and men of every language feared and trembled before him; whomever he wished he killed and whomever he wished he spared alive; and whomever he wished he elevated and whomever he wished he humbled.

Acts 5:8-9

And Peter responded to her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for such and such a price?" And she said, "Yes, that was the price."

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