Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

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.

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.

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 A man loving wisdom rejoiceth his father, And a friend of harlots destroyeth wealth. 4 A king by judgment establisheth a land, And one receiving gifts throweth it down. 5 A man taking a portion above his neighbour, Spreadeth a net for his own steps.



Cross References

Proverbs 29:14

a king that is judging truly the poor, His throne for ever is established.

1 Samuel 13:13

And Samuel saith unto Saul, 'Thou hast been foolish; thou hast not kept the command of Jehovah thy God, which He commanded thee, for now had Jehovah established thy kingdom over Israel unto the age;

2 Samuel 8:15

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

1 Kings 2:12

And Solomon hath sat on the throne of David his father, and his kingdom is established greatly,

2 Kings 15:18-20

And he doth the evil in the eyes of Jehovah, he hath turned not aside from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat that he caused Israel to sin, all his days.

2 Chronicles 9:8

Let Jehovah thy God be blessed who hath delighted in thee, to put thee on His throne for king for Jehovah thy God; in the love of thy God to Israel, to establish it to the age, He hath put thee over them for king, to do judgment and righteousness.'

Psalm 89:14

Righteousness and judgment Are the fixed place of Thy throne, Kindness and truth go before Thy face.

Psalm 99:4

And the strength of the king Hath loved judgment, Thou -- Thou hast established uprightness; Judgment and righteousness in Jacob, Thou -- Thou hast done.

Proverbs 8:15

By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness,

Proverbs 16:12

An abomination to kings is doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.

Proverbs 20:8

A king sitting on a throne of judgment, Is scattering with his eyes all evil,

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 49:8

Thus said Jehovah: 'In a time of good pleasure I answered thee, And in a day of salvation I helped thee, And I keep thee, and give thee, For a covenant of the people, To establish the earth, To cause to inherit desolate inheritances.

Jeremiah 22:13-17

Woe to him who is building his house by unrighteousness, And his upper chambers by injustice, On his neighbour he layeth service for nought, And his wage he doth not give to him.

Daniel 11:20

And stood up on his station hath one causing an exactor to pass over the honour of the kingdom, and in a few days he is destroyed, and not in anger, nor in battle.

Micah 7:3

On the evil are both hands to do it well, The prince is asking -- also the judge -- for recompence, And the great -- he is speaking the mischief of his soul, And they wrap it up.

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