Keep the king's command, and because of your sacred oath be not dismayed;
go from his presence, do not delay when the matter is unpleasant, for he does whatever he pleases.
For the word of the king is supreme, and who may say to him, "What are you doing?"
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)