Obey the king because you have vowed before God to do this.
Don't try to avoid doing your duty, and don't take a stand with those who plot evil. For the king will punish those who disobey him.
The king's command is backed by great power. No one can resist or question it.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)