Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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 establishes (stabilizes) the land by justice,
But a man who takes bribes 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.

Julia Smith Translation

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

Verse Info

Context Readings

All About Life

3 Whosoever loves wisdom rejoices his father: but he that keeps company with harlots wastes his substance. 4 The king by justice establishes the land: but he that receives bribes overthrows it. 5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.



Cross References

Proverbs 29:14

The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.

1 Samuel 13:13

And Samuel said to Saul, You have done foolishly: you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which he commanded you: for now would the LORD have established your kingdom upon Israel forever.

2 Samuel 8:15

And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.

1 Kings 2:12

Then sat Solomon upon the throne of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.

2 Kings 15:18-20

And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD: he departed not all his days from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

2 Chronicles 9:8

Blessed be the LORD your God, who delighted in you to set you on his throne, to be king for the LORD your God: because your God loved Israel, to establish them forever, therefore he made you king over them, to do justice and righteousness.

Psalm 89:14

Righteousness and justice are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.

Psalm 99:4

The king's strength also loves justice; you do establish equity, you execute justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Proverbs 8:15

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 20:8

A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Isaiah 49:8

Thus says the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you: and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant to the people, to establish the earth, to cause them to inherit the desolate heritages;

Jeremiah 22:13-17

Woe unto him that builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that uses his neighbor's service without wages, and gives him nothing for his work;

Daniel 11:20

Then shall arise in his place a raiser of taxes in the glorious kingdom: but within a few days he shall be destroyed, but neither in anger, nor in battle.

Micah 7:3

That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asks, and the judge asks for a bribe; and the great man, he utters his evil desire: so they weave it together.

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