Thematic Bible




Thematic Bible




A king's glory is in the number of his people: and for need of people a ruler may come to destruction.

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to take wine, or for rulers to say, Where is strong drink? For fear that through drinking they may come to have no respect for the law, wrongly judging the cause of those who are in trouble. Give strong drink to him who is near to destruction, and wine to him whose soul is bitter: read more.
Let him have drink, and his need will go from his mind, and the memory of his trouble will be gone.

The God of Israel said, the word of the Rock of Israel came to me: When an upright king is ruling over men, when he is ruling in the fear of God,

For you, O God, have made answer to my prayers; you have given me the heritage of those who give honour to your name. You will give the king long life; and make his years go on through the generations. May the seat of his authority be before God for ever; may mercy and righteousness keep him safe.

Give to the Lord your God what is his by right; let all who are round him give offerings to him who is to be feared. He puts an end to the wrath of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth.

All the kings of the earth will give you praise, O Lord, when the words of your mouth come to their ears. They will make songs about the ways of the Lord; for great is the glory of the Lord.

Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness. Lips of righteousness are the delight of kings; and he who says what is upright is dear to him. The wrath of the king is like those who give news of death, but a wise man will put peace in place of it. read more.
In the light of the king's face there is life; and his approval is like a cloud of spring rain.

Fair words are not to be looked for from a foolish man, much less are false lips in a ruler.

A king on the seat of judging puts to flight all evil with his eyes.

It is the glory of God to keep a thing secret: but the glory of kings is to have it searched out. The heaven is high and the earth is deep, and the hearts of kings may not be searched out. Take away the waste from silver, and a vessel will come out for the silver-worker. read more.
Take away evil-doers from before the king, and the seat of his power will be made strong in righteousness.

The word of a king has authority; and who may say to him, What is this you are doing?


When you take an oath before God, put it quickly into effect, because he has no pleasure in the foolish; keep the oath you have taken.

When a man takes an oath to the Lord, or gives an undertaking having the force of an oath, let him not go back from his word, but let him do whatever he has said he will do.

When you take an oath to the Lord, do not be slow to give effect to it: for without doubt the Lord your God will make you responsible, and will put it to your account as sin But if you take no oath, there will be no sin. Whatever your lips have said, see that you do it; for you gave your word freely to the Lord your God.

Give to the Lord your God what is his by right; let all who are round him give offerings to him who is to be feared.


When you take an oath before God, put it quickly into effect, because he has no pleasure in the foolish; keep the oath you have taken.

When a man takes an oath to the Lord, or gives an undertaking having the force of an oath, let him not go back from his word, but let him do whatever he has said he will do.


You will make your prayer to him, and be answered; and you will give effect to your oaths.

When you take an oath to the Lord, do not be slow to give effect to it: for without doubt the Lord your God will make you responsible, and will put it to your account as sin

Again, you have knowledge that it was said in old times, Do not take false oaths, but give effect to your oaths to the Lord:

Give to the Lord your God what is his by right; let all who are round him give offerings to him who is to be feared.


Give to the Lord your God what is his by right; let all who are round him give offerings to him who is to be feared.