Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

Holman Bible

For the king's word is authoritative, and who can say to him, "What are you doing?"

International Standard Version

Since a king's command is powerful, who is able to challenge him, asking, "What are you doing?"

A Conservative Version

For the king's word [has] power, and who may say to him, What are thou doing?

American Standard Version

For the king's word hath power; and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

Amplified

For the word of a king is authority and power, and who can say to him, What are you doing?

Bible in Basic English

The word of a king has authority; and who may say to him, What is this you are doing?

Darby Translation

because the word of a king is power; and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

because the word of the king is his power and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

Julia Smith Translation

Wheresoever the word of a king, it is powerful: and who shall say to him, What wilt thou do?

King James 2000

Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What are you doing?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Since the word of the king [is] supreme, no one can say to him, "What are you doing?"

Modern King James verseion

Because the word of a king is that which has power; and who may say to him, What are you doing?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as when a king giveth a charge, his commandment is mighty: Even so whom may say unto him, "What doest thou?"

NET Bible

Surely the king's authority is absolute; no one can say to him, "What are you doing?"

New Heart English Bible

for the king's word is supreme. Who can say to him, "What are you doing?"

The Emphasized Bible

Where the word of a king is, there is power, - who then may say to him, What wouldst thou do?

Webster

Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say to him, what doest thou?

World English Bible

for the king's word is supreme. Who can say to him, "What are you doing?"

Youngs Literal Translation

Where the word of a king is power is, and who saith to him, 'What dost thou?'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Where the word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of a king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

is, there is power
שׁלטון 
Shiltown (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

and who may say

Usage: 0

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Obedience To The King

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?" 5 He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.



Cross References

Job 9:12

"Were He to snatch away, who could restrain Him? Who could say to Him, 'What are You doing?'

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?'

1 Kings 2:25

So King Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him so that he died.

1 Kings 2:29-34

It was told King Solomon that Joab had fled to the tent of the LORD, and behold, he is beside the altar. Then Solomon sent Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, saying, "Go, fall upon him."

1 Kings 2:46

So the king commanded Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and he went out and fell upon him so that he died Thus the kingdom was established in the hands of Solomon.

Job 33:12-13

"Behold, let me tell you, you are not right in this, For God is greater than man.

Job 34:18-19

Who says to a king, 'Worthless one,' To nobles, 'Wicked ones';

Proverbs 19:12

The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.

Proverbs 30:31

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

Daniel 3:15

"Now if you are ready, at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery and bagpipe and all kinds of music, to fall down and worship the image that I have made, very well But if you do not worship, you will immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire; and what god is there who can deliver you out of my hands?"

Luke 12:4-5

"I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do.

Romans 9:20

On the contrary, who are you, O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, "Why did you make me like this," will it?

Romans 13:1-4

Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

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