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Ecclesiastes 8:2-4 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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2 Do what your king commands; you gave a sacred oath of obedience. 2 Obey the king's command, I say, because you took an oath before God.
3 Don't worryingly second-guess your orders or try to back out when the task is unpleasant. You're serving his pleasure, not yours. 3 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.
4 The king has the last word. Who dares say to him, "What are you doing?" 4 Since a king's word is supreme, who can say to him, "What are you doing?"