Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then it is well with him.

New American Standard Bible

“Do you become a king because you are competing in cedar?
Did not your father eat and drink
And do justice and righteousness?
Then it was well with him.

King James Version

Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?

Holman Bible

Are you a king because you excel in cedar?
Didn’t your father eat and drink
and administer justice and righteousness?
Then it went well with him.

International Standard Version

Are you a king because you try to outdo everyone with cedar? Your father ate and drank and upheld justice and righteousness, did he not? And then it went well for him.

A Conservative Version

Shall thou reign, because thou strive to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.

American Standard Version

Shalt thou reign, because thou strivest to excel in cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.

Amplified


“Do you think that you become a king because you have much more cedar [in your palace than Solomon]?
Did not your father [Josiah], as he ate and drank,
Do just and righteous acts [being upright and in right standing with God]?
Then all was well with him.

Bible in Basic English

Are you to be a king because you make more use of cedar than your father? did not your father take food and drink and do right, judging in righteousness, and then it was well for him?

Darby Translation

Shalt thou reign, because thou viest with the cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice? Then it was well with him.

Julia Smith Translation

Shalt thou reign, for thou art kindled with cedar? did not thy father eat and drink and do judgment and justice, then it was well to him?

King James 2000

Shall you reign, because you enclose yourself in cedar? did not your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness, and then it was well with him?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do you reign as king because you [are] competing in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink, and he did justice and righteousness, then it was well with him?

Modern King James verseion

Do you reign, because you lust to excel in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thinkest thou to reign, now that thou provokest me to wrath with thy Cedar trees? Did not thy father eat and drink, and prosper well, as long as he dealt with equity and righteousness?

NET Bible

Does it make you any more of a king that you outstrip everyone else in building with cedar? Just think about your father. He was content that he had food and drink. He did what was just and right. So things went well with him.

New Heart English Bible

Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Did not your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? Then it was well with him.

The Emphasized Bible

Shalt thou reign, because, thou, art eager to excel in cedar? Thy father, did lie not eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness, And, then, it was well with him?

Webster

Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?

World English Bible

Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Didn't your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Shalt thou reign
מלך 
Malak 
Usage: 350

תּחרה 
Tacharah 
Usage: 2

ארז 
'erez 
Usage: 73

eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

and drink
שׁתה 
Shathah 
Usage: 218

and do

Usage: 0

and justice
צדקה 
Ts@daqah 
Usage: 157

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Jehoiakim

14 Who is saying, 'I build for myself a large house, And airy upper chambers,' And he hath cut out for himself its windows, Ceiled with cedar, and painted with vermilion. 15 Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then it is well with him. 16 He decided the cause of the poor and needy, Then it is well -- is it not to know Me? An affirmation of Jehovah.



Cross References

2 Kings 23:25

And like him there hath not been before him a king who turned back unto Jehovah with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses, and after him there hath none risen like him.

Isaiah 3:10

Say ye to the righteous, that it is good, Because the fruit of their doings they eat.

Jeremiah 21:12

O house of David, thus said Jehovah: Decide ye judgment at morning, And deliver the plundered from the hand of the oppressor, Lest My fury go forth as fire, And hath burned, and none is quenching, Because of the evil of your doings.

Jeremiah 42:6

Whether good or evil, to the voice of Jehovah our God, to whom we are sending thee, we do hearken; because it is good for us when we hearken to the voice of Jehovah our God.'

Deuteronomy 4:40

and thou hast kept His statutes and His commands which I am commanding thee to-day, so that it is well to thee, and to thy sons after thee, and so that thou prolongest days on the ground which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee -- all the days.'

2 Samuel 8:15

And David reigneth over all Israel, and David is doing judgment and righteousness to all his people,

1 Kings 4:20-23

Judah and Israel are many, as the sand that is by the sea for multitude, eating and drinking and rejoicing.

1 Kings 10:9

Jehovah thy God is blessed who delighted in thee, to put thee on the throne of Israel; in Jehovah's loving Israel to the age He doth set thee for king, to do judgment and righteousness.

2 Kings 22:2

and he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah, and walketh in all the way of David his father, and hath not turned aside -- right or left.

1 Chronicles 3:15

And sons of Josiah: the first-born Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.

2 Chronicles 34:2

and he doth that which is right in the eyes of Jehovah, and walketh in the ways of David his father, and hath not turned aside -- right or left.

2 Chronicles 35:7-8

And Josiah lifteth up to the sons of the people a flock of lambs and young goats, the whole for passover-offerings, for every one who is found, to the number of thirty thousand, and oxen three thousand: these are from the substance of the king.

2 Chronicles 35:12-18

and they turn aside the burnt-offering, to put them by the divisions of the house of the fathers of the sons of the people, to bring near to Jehovah, as it is written in the book of Moses -- and so to the oxen.

Psalm 128:1-2

A Song of the Ascents. O the happiness of every one fearing Jehovah, Who is walking in His ways.

Proverbs 20:28

Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne.

Proverbs 21:3

To do righteousness and judgment, Is chosen of Jehovah rather than sacrifice.

Proverbs 25:5

Take away the wicked before a king, And established in righteousness is his throne.

Proverbs 29:4

A king by judgment establisheth a land, And one receiving gifts throweth it down.

Proverbs 31:9

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, Both the cause of the poor and needy!'

Ecclesiastes 2:24

There is nothing good in a man who eateth, and hath drunk, and hath shewn his soul good in his labour. This also I have seen that it is from the hand of God.

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10

Go, eat with joy thy bread, and drink with a glad heart thy wine, for already hath God been pleased with thy works.

Ecclesiastes 10:17

Happy art thou, O land, When thy king is a son of freemen, And thy princes do eat in due season, For might, and not for drunkenness.

Isaiah 9:7

To the increase of the princely power, And of peace, there is no end, On the throne of David, and on his kingdom, To establish it, and to support it, In judgment and in righteousness, Henceforth, even unto the age, The zeal of Jehovah of Hosts doth this.

Isaiah 33:16

He high places doth inhabit, Strongholds of rock are his high tower, His bread hath been given, his waters stedfast.

Jeremiah 22:3

Thus said Jehovah: Do ye judgment and righteousness, And deliver the plundered from the hand of the oppressor, And sojourner, orphan, and widow, ye do not oppress nor wrong, And innocent blood ye do not shed in this place.

Jeremiah 22:18

Therefore, thus said Jehovah concerning Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah: They do not lament for him, Ah, my brother, and Ah, sister, They do not lament for him, Ah, lord, and Ah, his honour.

Jeremiah 23:5

Lo, days are coming -- an affirmation of Jehovah, And I have raised to David a righteous shoot, And a king hath reigned and acted wisely, And done judgment and righteousness in the earth.

Luke 11:41

But what ye have give ye as alms, and, lo, all things are clean to you.

Acts 2:46

Daily also continuing with one accord in the temple, breaking also at every house bread, they were partaking of food in gladness and simplicity of heart,

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether, then, ye eat, or drink, or do anything, do all to the glory of God;

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