Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 8:2-4

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Ecclesiastes 8:2-4

NLT 2 Obey the king because you have vowed before God to do this. NIV 2 Obey the king's command, I say, because you took an oath before God. NLT 3 Don't try to avoid doing your duty, and don't take a stand with those who plot evil. For the king will punish those who disobey him. 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. NLT 4 The king's command is backed by great power. No one can resist or question it. NIV 4 Since a king's word is supreme, who can say to him, "What are you doing?"