Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 8:2-4

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Ecclesiastes 8:2-4

MSG 2 Do what your king commands; you gave a sacred oath of obedience. NIV 2 Obey the king's command, I say, because you took an oath before God. MSG 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. NIV 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. MSG 4 The king has the last word. Who dares say to him, "What are you doing?" NIV 4 Since a king's word is supreme, who can say to him, "What are you doing?"