“Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
8:3 To go - In discontent, withdrawing thyself from the king's service or obedience. Stand not - if thou hast offended him, persist not in it. For - His power is uncontrollable.
8:5 The commandment - Solomon passes to a new subject. Shall feel - Shall be delivered from those mischiefs which befal the disobedient. Discerneth - Both when, and in what manner he must keep the commands of God.
8:6 Because - There is a fit way and season for the accomplishment of every business, which is known to God, but for the most part hidden from man. Therefore - Because there are few who have wisdom to discern this, most men expose themselves to manifold miseries.
Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say vnto him, What doest thou?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
Since the word of the king is authoritative, who will say to him, "What are you doing?"
- New American Standard Version (1995)
For the king's word `hath' power; and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
- American Standard Version (1901)
The word of a king has authority; and who may say to him, What is this you are doing?
- Basic English Bible
because the word of a king is power; and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
- Darby Bible
Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say to him, what doest thou?
- Webster's Bible
for the king's word is supreme. Who can say to him, "What are you doing?"
- World English Bible
Where the word of a king [is] power [is], and who saith to him, `What dost thou?'
- Youngs Literal Bible
Forasmuch as the king's word hath power; and who may say unto him: 'What doest thou?'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible