Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person’s wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.
Obey the king’s command, I say, because you took an oath before God.
References for Ecclesiastes 8:2
Do not be in a hurry to leave the king’s presence. Do not stand up for a bad cause, for he will do whatever he pleases.
References for Ecclesiastes 8:3
Since a king’s word is supreme, who can say to him, “What are you doing?”
References for Ecclesiastes 8:4
Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.
For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a person may be weighed down by misery.
References for Ecclesiastes 8:6