Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

New American Standard Bible

A Psalm of Solomon.
Give the king Your judgments, O God,
And Your righteousness to the king’s son.

King James Version

{A Psalm for Solomon.} Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Holman Bible

Solomonic.God, give Your justice to the king
and Your righteousness to the king’s son.

International Standard Version

God, endow the king with ability to render your justice, and the king's son to render your right decisions.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Give the king [knowledge of] Your judgments, O God,
And [the spirit of] Your righteousness to the king’s son [to guide all his ways].

Bible in Basic English

Give the king your authority, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son.

Darby Translation

{For Solomon.} O God, give the king thy judgments, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

Julia Smith Translation

To Solomon. O God, thou wilt give thy judgments to the king, and thy justice to the king's son.

King James 2000

[A Psalm of Solomon.] Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness unto the king's son.

Lexham Expanded Bible

O God, give your judgments to [the] king, and your righteousness to [the] king's son.

Modern King James verseion

A Psalm of Solomon. Give the King Your judgments, O God, and Your righteousness to the King's son.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{Of Solomon} Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son.

NET Bible

For Solomon. O God, grant the king the ability to make just decisions! Grant the king's son the ability to make fair decisions!

New Heart English Bible

God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.

The Emphasized Bible

O God! thy justice, give, unto the king, And thy righteousness, unto the son of a king;

Webster

A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness to the king's son.

World English Bible

God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.

Youngs Literal Translation

By Solomon. O God, Thy judgments to the king give, And Thy righteousness to the king's son.

References

Context Readings

A Prayer For The King

1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness to the king's son. 2 He will judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with justice.


Cross References

1 Chronicles 22:12-13

Only LORD give thee discretion and understanding, and give thee charge concerning Israel, so that thou may keep the law of LORD thy God.

1 Kings 1:39-4

And Zadok the priest took the horn of oil out of the tent, and anointed Solomon. And they blew the trumpet, and all the people said, Live, king Solomon.

1 Chronicles 29:19

And give to Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace [for thee], for which I have made provision.

2 Chronicles 1:10

Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people. For who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

Psalm 127:1

Unless LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Unless LORD guards the city, the watchman wake but in vain.

Isaiah 11:2

And the Spirit of LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of LORD.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

Behold, the days come, says LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.

John 3:34

For he whom God sent speaks the sayings of God, for God does not give the Spirit by measure.

Hebrews 1:8-9

But toward the Son, Thy throne, O God, is into the age of the age. The scepter of thy kingdom is a scepter of straightness.

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