Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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?

Amplified


For the word of a king is authoritative and powerful,
And who will 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?

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 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? 5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall know no evil thing; and a wise man's heart discerneth time and judgment:



Cross References

Job 9:12

Behold, he seizeth the prey , who can hinder him? Who will say unto him, What doest thou?

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?

1 Kings 2:25

And king Solomon sent by Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and he fell upon him, so that he died.

1 Kings 2:29-34

And it was told king Solomon, Joab is fled unto the Tent of Jehovah, and, behold, he is by 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. And the kingdom was established in the hand of Solomon.

Job 33:12-13

Behold, I will answer thee, in this thou art not just; For God is greater than man.

Job 34:18-19

Him that saith to a king, Thou art vile, Or to nobles, Ye are wicked;

Proverbs 19:12

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; But his favor is as dew upon the grass.

Proverbs 20:2

The terror of a king is as the roaring of a lion: He that provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life.

Proverbs 30:31

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

Daniel 3:15

Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made, well : but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that god that shall deliver you out of my hands?

Luke 12:4-5

And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

Romans 9:20

Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why didst thou make me thus?

Romans 13:1-4

Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; and the powers that be are ordained of God.

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