The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; He who provokes him to anger forfeits his own life.
“But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death.”
The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.
Then King Solomon swore by the Lord, saying, “May God do so to me and more also, if Adonijah has not spoken this word against his own life.
As for the censers of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, let them be made into hammered sheets for a plating of the altar, since they did present them before the Lord and they are holy; and they shall be for a sign to the sons of Israel.”
The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.
If the ruler’s temper rises against you, do not abandon your position, because composure allays great offenses.
They will walk after the Lord, He will roar like a lion; Indeed He will roar And His sons will come trembling from the west.
A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?
“You have devised a shameful thing for your house By cutting off many peoples; So you are sinning against yourself.