Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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,

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 Keep the king’s command because of your oath made before God. 3 Do not be in a hurry; leave his presence, and don’t persist in a bad cause, since he will do whatever he wants. 4 For the king’s word is authoritative, and who can say to him, “What are you doing?”



Cross References

Ecclesiastes 10:4

If the ruler’s anger rises against you, don’t leave your place,
for calmness puts great offenses to rest.

1 Kings 1:50-52

Adonijah was afraid of Solomon, so he got up and went to take hold of the horns of the altar.

1 Kings 2:21-24

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

Proverbs 14:29

A patient person shows great understanding,
but a quick-tempered one promotes foolishness.

Proverbs 16:14-15

A king’s fury is a messenger of death,
but a wise man appeases it.

Proverbs 30:31

a strutting rooster, a goat,
and a king at the head of his army.

Isaiah 48:4

Because I know that you are stubborn,
and your neck is iron
and your forehead bronze,

Jeremiah 44:16-17

“As for the word you spoke to us in the name of Yahweh, we are not going to listen to you!

Daniel 4:35

All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing,
and He does what He wants with the army of heaven
and the inhabitants of the earth.
There is no one who can hold back His hand
or say to Him, “What have You done?”

Daniel 5:19

Because of the greatness He gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages were terrified and fearful of him. He killed anyone he wanted and kept alive anyone he wanted; he exalted anyone he wanted and humbled anyone he wanted.

Acts 5:8-9

“Tell me,” Peter asked her, “did you sell the field for this price?”

“Yes,” she said, “for that price.”

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