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2 Samuel 23:3-5 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 The God of Israel said , the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. 3 The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: 'When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God,
4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth , even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain. 4 he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings the grass from the earth.
5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure : for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow . 5 "Is not my house right with God? Has he not made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part? Will he not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire?