Parallel Verses

Amplified

“You shall not curse God, nor curse the ruler of your people [since he administers God’s law].

New American Standard Bible

“You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

King James Version

Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

Holman Bible

“You must not blaspheme God or curse a leader among your people.

International Standard Version

"You are not to blaspheme God or curse a ruler of your people.

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not revile the gods, nor {speak maliciously (LXX/NT)} of a ruler of thy people.

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of thy people.

Bible in Basic English

You may not say evil of the judges, or put a curse on the ruler of your people.

Darby Translation

Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse a prince amongst thy people.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not make light of God, and thou shalt not curse the chiefs of thy people.

King James 2000

You shall not revile God, nor curse the ruler of your people.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'You will not curse God, and you will not curse a leader among your people.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not revile God, nor curse the ruler of your people.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Thou shalt not rail upon the judges, neither curse the ruler of thy people.

NET Bible

"You must not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.

New Heart English Bible

"You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

The Emphasized Bible

God, shalt thou not revile, - and a prince among thy people, shalt thou not curse.

Webster

Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

World English Bible

"You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people.

Youngs Literal Translation

'God thou dost not revile, and a prince among thy people thou dost not curse.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the gods
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

ארר 
'arar 
Usage: 63

the ruler
נשׂא נשׂיא 
Nasiy' 
Usage: 134

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

Regulations Regarding Tribute And Holiness

27 for that is his only covering; it is his clothing for his body. In what shall he sleep? And when he cries to Me [for help], I will hear him, for I am compassionate and gracious. 28 “You shall not curse God, nor curse the ruler of your people [since he administers God’s law]. 29 “You shall not delay the offering from your harvest and your vintage. You shall give (consecrate, dedicate) to Me the firstborn of your sons.


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 10:20

Moreover, do not curse the king, even in your bedroom, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry the sound and a winged creature will make the matter known.

Acts 23:5

Paul said, “I was not aware, brothers, that he was high priest; for it is written, ‘You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.’”

Exodus 21:17

“Whoever curses his father or his mother or treats them contemptuously must be put to death.

Exodus 22:8-9

If the thief is not caught, the owner of the house shall appear before the judges [who act in God’s name], to determine whether or not he had stolen his neighbor’s goods.

Jude 1:8

Nevertheless in the same way, these dreamers [who are dreaming that God will not punish them] also defile the body, and reject [legitimate] authority, and revile and mock angelic majesties.

Leviticus 24:16

Further, the one who blasphemes the name of the Lord shall most certainly be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him. The stranger as well as the native-born shall be put to death when he blasphemes the Name [of the Lord].

1 Samuel 24:6

He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the Lord’s anointed, to put out my hand against him, since he is the anointed of the Lord.”

1 Samuel 24:10

Behold, your eyes have seen today how the Lord had given you into my hand in the cave. Some told me to kill you, but I spared you; I said, ‘I will not reach out my hand against my lord, for he is the Lord’s anointed.’

1 Samuel 26:9

But David said to Abishai, “Do not kill him, for who can put out his hand against the Lord’s anointed [king] and be guiltless (innocent)?”

Psalm 32:6


Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You [for forgiveness] in a time when You [are near and] may be found;
Surely when the great waters [of trial and distressing times] overflow they will not reach [the spirit in] him.

Psalm 82:1-7

God stands in the divine assembly;
He judges among the gods (divine beings).

Psalm 138:1

I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I sing praises to You before the [pagan] gods.

John 10:34-35

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods [human judges representing God, not divine beings]’?

Acts 23:3

Then Paul said to him, “God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you actually sit to judge me according to the Law, and yet in violation of the Law order me to be struck?”

Romans 13:2-7

Therefore whoever resists [governmental] authority resists the ordinance of God. And those who have resisted it will bring judgment (civil penalty) on themselves.

Titus 3:1-2

Remind people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready and willing to do good,

1 Peter 2:17

Show respect for all people [treat them honorably], love the brotherhood [of believers], fear God, honor the king.

2 Peter 2:10

and especially those who indulge in the corrupt passions of the sin nature, and despise authority.Presumptuous and reckless, self-willed and arrogant [creatures, despising the majesty of the Lord], they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties,

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