Parallel Verses

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.

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

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,

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 said , The bidding of the king, observe thou, even out of regard to the oath of God. 3 Not rashly from his presence, shouldst thou go: do not take thy stand in a vexatious thing, - for, whatsoever he pleaseth, he will do. 4 Where the word of a king is, there is power, - who then may say to him, What wouldst thou do?



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If, the spirit of a ruler, riseth up against thee, thy place, do not leave, for gentleness, pacifieth such as have greatly erred.

1 Kings 1:50-52

Adonijah also, feared because of Solomon, - and rose and went, and caught hold of 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

One slow to anger, hath great understanding, but, the hasty in spirit, exalteth folly.

Proverbs 16:14-15

The wrath of a king, meaneth messengers of death, but, a man who is wise, will appease it.

Proverbs 30:31

The greyhound, or the he-goat, - and a king, having a band of soldiers with him.

Isaiah 48:4

Because I knew that - Obstinate, thou wast, - And, a sinew of iron, was thy neck, And thy brow, brazen,

Jeremiah 44:16-17

As touching the word which thou hast spoken unto us, in the name of Yahweh we are not going to hearken unto thee;

Daniel 4:35

And, all the inhabitants of the earth, as nothing, are accounted, and, according to his own pleasure, dealeth he - with the army of the heavens, and the inhabitants of the earth, - and none there is who can smite upon his hand, or say to him, What hast thou done?

Daniel 5:19

and, for the greatness that he gave him, all peoples, races and tongues, used to tremble and to withdraw falteringly from before him, - Whom he would, he slew, and, whom he would, he kept alive, and, whom he would, he set up, and, whom he would, he put down.

Acts 5:8-9

And Peter began to say unto her - Tell me! was it, for so much, ye gave up the field? And she said - Yea! for so much.

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