Ecclesiastes 8:2-12 NRS

2 Keep a the king's command because of your sacred oath.

References for Ecclesiastes 8:2

    • y 8:2 - Heb [I keep]
      3 Do not be terrified; go from his presence, do not delay when the matter is unpleasant, for he does whatever he pleases.
      4 For the word of the king is powerful, and who can say to him, "What are you doing?"
      5 Whoever obeys a command will meet no harm, and the wise mind will know the time and way.
      6 For every matter has its time and way, although the troubles of mortals lie heavy upon them.
      7 Indeed, they do not know what is to be, for who can tell them how it will be?
      8 No one has power over the wind b to restrain the wind, c or power over the day of death; there is no discharge from the battle, nor does wickedness deliver those who practice it.

      References for Ecclesiastes 8:8

        • z 8:8 - Or [breath]
        • { 8:8 - Or [breath]
          9 All this I observed, applying my mind to all that is done under the sun, while one person exercises authority over another to the other's hurt.
          10 Then I saw the wicked buried; they used to go in and out of the holy place, and were praised in the city where they had done such things. d This also is vanity.

          References for Ecclesiastes 8:10

            • | 8:10 - Meaning of Heb uncertain
              11 Because sentence against an evil deed is not executed speedily, the human heart is fully set to do evil.
              12 Though sinners do evil a hundred times and prolong their lives, yet I know that it will be well with those who fear God, because they stand in fear before him,