Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.

Holman Bible

The one who keeps a command will not experience anything harmful, and a wise heart knows the right time and procedure.

International Standard Version

Whoever obeys his commands will not experience harm, and the wise in heart will discern both the appropriate time and response.

A Conservative Version

He who keeps a commandment shall know no evil thing. And a wise man's heart discerns the time and decision.

Amplified


Whoever keeps and observes a royal command will experience neither trouble nor misery;
For a wise heart will know the proper time and [appropriate] procedure.

Bible in Basic English

Whoever keeps the law will come to no evil: and a wise man's heart has knowledge of time and of decision.

Darby Translation

Whoso keepeth the commandment shall know no evil thing; and a wise man's heart knoweth time and manner.

Julia Smith Translation

He watching the command knew no evil word: and time and judgment the wise one will know.

King James 2000

Whosoever keeps the commandment shall experience no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Whoever obeys [his] command will not suffer disaster. The wise mind knows the [proper] time and the right [procedure].

Modern King James verseion

Whoever keeps the command shall feel no evil thing; and a wise man's heart knows both time and judgment.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso keepeth the commandment, shall feel no harm: but a wise man's heart discerneth time and manner.

NET Bible

Whoever obeys his command will not experience harm, and a wise person knows the proper time and procedure.

New Heart English Bible

Whoever keeps the commandment shall not come to harm, and his wise heart will know the time and procedure.

The Emphasized Bible

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

Webster

He who keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.

World English Bible

Whoever keeps the commandment shall not come to harm, and his wise heart will know the time and procedure.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is keeping a command knoweth no evil thing, and time and judgment the heart of the wise knoweth.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁמר 
Shamar 
Usage: 468

מצוה 
Mitsvah 
Usage: 181

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

and a wise man's
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

עת 
`eth 
Usage: 296

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Obedience To The King

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: 6 for to every purpose there is a time and judgment; because the misery of man is great upon him:



Cross References

Exodus 1:17

But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the men-children alive.

Exodus 1:20-21

And God dealt well with the midwives: and the people multiplied, and waxed very mighty.

1 Chronicles 12:32

And of the children of Issachar, men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.

Psalm 119:6

Then shall I not be put to shame, When I have respect unto all thy commandments.

Proverbs 17:24

Wisdom is before the face of him that hath understanding; But the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

Ecclesiastes 2:14

The wise man's eyes are in his head, and the fool walketh in darkness: and yet I perceived that one event happeneth to them all.

Ecclesiastes 8:2

I counsel thee , Keep the king's command, and that in regard of the oath of God.

Ecclesiastes 10:2

A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

Hosea 5:11

Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; because he was content to walk after man's command.

Luke 12:56-57

Ye hypocrites, ye know how to interpret the face of the earth and the heaven; but how is it that ye know not how to interpret this time?

Luke 20:25

And he said unto them, Then render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and unto God the things that are God's.

Acts 4:19

But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to hearken unto you rather than unto God, judge ye:

Acts 5:29

But Peter and the apostles answered and said, We must obey God rather than men.

Romans 13:5-7

Wherefore ye must needs be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience'sake.

1 Corinthians 2:14-15

Now the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged.

Philippians 1:9-10

And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all discernment;

Colossians 1:9

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it , do not cease to pray and make request for you, that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for fullgrown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.

1 Peter 3:13-14

And who is he that will harm you, if ye be zealous of that which is good?

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