Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.

Amplified

Do not be in a hurry to get out of his presence. Do not join in a malevolent matter, for the king will do 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,

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

of his sight
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 counsel thee , Keep the king's command, and that in regard of the oath of God. 3 Be not hasty to go out of his presence; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him. 4 For the king's word hath power; and who may say unto him, What doest thou?



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for gentleness allayeth great offences.

1 Kings 1:50-52

And Adonijah feared because of Solomon; and he arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar.

1 Kings 2:21-24

And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah thy brother to wife.

Proverbs 14:29

He that is slow to anger is of great understanding; But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Proverbs 16:14-15

The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it.

Proverbs 30:31

The greyhound; the he-goat also; And the king against whom there is no rising up.

Isaiah 48:4

Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;

Jeremiah 44:16-17

As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of Jehovah, we will not hearken unto thee.

Daniel 4:35

And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Daniel 5:19

and because of the greatness that he gave him, all the peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew, and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he raised up, and whom he would he put down.

Acts 5:8-9

And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much. And she said, Yea, for so much.

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