Ecclesiastes 8:2

“I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I counsell thee, to keepe the kings commandement, and that in regard of the oath of God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I say, "Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I `counsel thee', Keep the king's command, and that in regard of the oath of God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I say to you, Keep the king's law, from respect for the oath of God.
- Basic English Bible

I [say], Keep the king's commandment, and [that] on account of the oath of God.
- Darby Bible

I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
- Webster's Bible

I say, "Keep the king's command!" because of the oath to God.
- World English Bible

I pray thee, the commandment of a king keep, even for the sake of the oath of God.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I counsel thee: keep the king's command, and that in regard of the oath of God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ecclesiastes 8:2


8:2 The oath - Because of that oath which thou hast taken to keep all God's laws, whereof this of obedience to superiors is one.


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