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?