Ecclesiastes 8:4

“Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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