Parallel Bible results for Ecclesiastes 8:2-4

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Ecclesiastes 8:2-4

NRS 2 Keep the king's command because of your sacred oath. NIV 2 Obey the king's command, I say, because you took an oath before God. NRS 3 Do not be terrified; go from his presence, do not delay when the matter is unpleasant, for he does whatever he pleases. 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. NRS 4 For the word of the king is powerful, and who can 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?"