Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it.

King James Version

The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

Holman Bible

By justice a king brings stability to a land, but a man [who demands] "contributions" demolishes it.

International Standard Version

A king brings stability to a land through justice, but a man who takes bribes brings it to ruin.

A Conservative Version

By justice the king establishes the land, but he who exacts gifts overthrows it.

American Standard Version

The king by justice establisheth the land; But he that exacteth gifts overthroweth it.

Amplified

The king by justice establishes the land, but he who exacts gifts and tribute overthrows it.

Bible in Basic English

A king, by right rule, makes the land safe; but one full of desires makes it a waste.

Darby Translation

A king by just judgment establisheth the land; but he that taketh gifts overthroweth it.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The king by judgment establishes the land, but he that receives gifts shall overthrow it.

Julia Smith Translation

A king in judgment shall establish the land: and a man of presents shall overthrow it

King James 2000

The king by justice establishes the land: but he that receives bribes overthrows it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

By justice a king gives stability [to] a land, but a man of bribes will ruin it.

Modern King James verseion

The king establishes the land by judgment; but he taking bribes tears it down.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

With true judgment the king setteth up the land; but if he be a man that taketh gifts, he turneth it upside down.

NET Bible

A king brings stability to a land by justice, but one who exacts tribute tears it down.

New Heart English Bible

The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.

The Emphasized Bible

A king, by justice, shall establish a land, - but, a man open to bribes, bringeth it to ruin.

Webster

The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

World English Bible

The king by justice makes the land stable, but he who takes bribes tears it down.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

the land
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

but he
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

תּרמה תּרוּמה 
T@ruwmah 
Usage: 76

Context Readings

All About Life

3 A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad, But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth. 4 The king gives stability to the land by justice, But a man who takes bribes overthrows it. 5 A man who flatters his neighbor Is spreading a net for his steps.



Cross References

Proverbs 29:14

If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.

1 Samuel 13:13

Samuel said to Saul, "You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, for now the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.

2 Samuel 8:15

So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.

1 Kings 2:12

And Solomon sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom was firmly established.

2 Kings 15:18-20

He did evil in the sight of the LORD; he did not depart all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin.

2 Chronicles 9:8

"Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you, setting you on His throne as king for the LORD your God; because your God loved Israel establishing them forever, therefore He made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness."

Psalm 89:14

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Lovingkindness and truth go before You.

Psalm 99:4

The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Proverbs 8:15

"By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.

Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.

Proverbs 20:8

A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.

Isaiah 9:7

There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.

Isaiah 49:8

Thus says the LORD, "In a favorable time I have answered You, And in a day of salvation I have helped You; And I will keep You and give You for a covenant of the people, To restore the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritages;

Jeremiah 22:13-17

"Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness And his upper rooms without justice, Who uses his neighbor's services without pay And does not give him his wages,

Daniel 11:20

"Then in his place one will arise who will send an oppressor through the Jewel of his kingdom; yet within a few days he will be shattered, though not in anger nor in battle.

Micah 7:3

Concerning evil, both hands do it well The prince asks, also the judge, for a bribe, And a great man speaks the desire of his soul; So they weave it together.



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