Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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 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?"

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 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? 5 He that observeth the commandment, will not notice a vexatious thing, - and, of time and manner, will the heart of the wise take note.



Cross References

Job 9:12

Lo! he snatcheth away, who can bring it back? Who shall say unto him, What wouldst thou do?

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?

1 Kings 2:25

So King Solomon sent by the hand of Benaiah son of Jehoiada, - and he fell upon him, that he died.

1 Kings 2:29-34

And it was told King Solomon - Joab hath fled into the Tent of Yahweh, and, there he is, beside the altar. So Solomon sent Benaiah son of Jehoiada, saying - Go fall upon him!

1 Kings 2:46

So the king charged Benaiah son of Jehoiada, and he went out and fell upon him, that he died, - and, the kingdom, was established in the hand of Solomon.

Job 33:12-13

Lo! in this, thou hast not been right - let me answer thee, For, GOD, is greater than, man.

Job 34:18-19

Doth one say to a king, Abandoned one! Or, Lawless one! unto nobles?

Proverbs 19:12

The growl as of a young lion, is the rage of a king, but, like dew upon the grass, is his good pleasure.

Proverbs 20:2

The growl as of a young lion, is the dread inspired by a king, he that provoketh him, endangereth his own life.

Proverbs 30:31

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

Daniel 3:15

Now, if ye be ready, at what time ye shall hear the sound of the cornet, the pipe, the lyre, the harp, the psaltery and the bagpipes, and all the instruments of music, ye shall fall down and adore the image which I have made, but, if ye shall not adore, instantly, shall ye be cast into the midst of the burning furnace of fire, - and who is the god that shall deliver you out of my hands?

Luke 12:4-5

And I say unto you, my friends - Do not be put in fear of them who kill the body, and, after these things, have nothing more uncommon which they can do.

Romans 9:20

O man! Who, nevertheless, art, thou, that art answering again unto God? Shall the thing formed say unto him that formed it - Why didst thou make me thus?

Romans 13:1-4

Let, every soul, unto protecting authorities be in subjection; for there is no authority save by God, and, they that are in being, have by God been arranged, -

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