Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“By me kings reign,
And rulers decree justice.

King James Version

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Holman Bible

It is by me that kings reign
and rulers enact just law;

International Standard Version

Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me.

A Conservative Version

By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice.

American Standard Version

By me kings reign, And princes decree justice.

Amplified


“By me kings reign
And rulers decide and decree justice.

Bible in Basic English

Through me kings have their power, and rulers give right decisions.

Darby Translation

By me kings reign, and rulers make just decrees;

Julia Smith Translation

By me kings shall reign, and princes shall decree justice.

King James 2000

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Lexham Expanded Bible

By me kings reign, and rulers decree righteousness.

Modern King James verseion

By me kings reign and princes decree justice.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Through me, kings reign: through me, princes make just laws.

NET Bible

Kings reign by means of me, and potentates decree righteousness;

New Heart English Bible

By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice.

The Emphasized Bible

By me, kings reign, and dignitaries decree righteousness;

Webster

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

World English Bible

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Youngs Literal Translation

By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness,

Interlinear

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

מלך 
Malak 
Usage: 350

and princes
רזן 
Razan 
Usage: 6

חקק 
Chaqaq 
Usage: 19

References

Fausets

Context Readings

Wisdom Calls

14 With me is counsel, and existence; I am understanding; strength belongs to me. 15 “By me kings reign,
And rulers decree justice.
16 By me the princes rule, and all of the governors judge the earth.



Cross References

Daniel 2:21

and it is he that changes the times and the opportunities; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise and knowledge unto those that know understanding:

Romans 13:1

Let every soul submit itself to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God, and the powers that be are ordained of God.

Matthew 28:18

And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Revelation 19:16

And he has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

1 Samuel 9:17

And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spoke to thee of! This same shall reign over my people.

1 Samuel 16:1

And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill thy horn with oil and go; I will send thee to Jesse of Bethlehem for I have provided me a king among his sons.

1 Kings 3:9

Give, therefore, thy slave a hearing heart to judge thy people that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this thy so great a people?

1 Kings 3:28

And all Israel heard of that judgment which the king had judged, and they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to judge.

1 Kings 5:7

And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, who has given unto David a wise son over this great people.

1 Kings 10:9

Blessed be the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel; because the LORD has always loved Israel, therefore he made thee king, to do justice and righteousness.

1 Chronicles 28:5

and of all my sons (for the LORD has given me many sons) he has chosen Solomon, my son, to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

Psalm 72:1-4

Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Psalm 99:4

The king's strength is that he loves judgment; thou dost establish equity; thou dost execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

Isaiah 1:26

and I will restore thy judges as at the first and thy counsellors as at the beginning; afterward thou shalt be called The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

Isaiah 32:1-2

Behold, one king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall preside unto judgment.

Jeremiah 27:5-7

I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom was upright in my eyes.

Jeremiah 33:15

In those days and at that time, I will cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Daniel 4:25

that they shall drive thee from among men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall feed thee with grass of the field as the oxen, and with the dew of heaven shalt thou be bathed, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou shalt understand that the most High takes rule over the kingdom of men and that he shall give it to whoever he will.

Daniel 4:32

and they drive thee from among men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; and they shall feed thee as the oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee until thou know that the most High takes rule in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever he will.

Daniel 5:18-31

O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father the kingdom and the greatness and the glory and the magnificence:

Daniel 7:13-14

I saw in the vision of the night, and, behold, in the clouds of heaven like a Son of man that came and drew near unto the Elder of great age, and they brought him near before him.

Revelation 19:11

And I saw the heaven open, and behold a white horse; and he that was seated upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.

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