Ecclesiastes 8:3
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New International Version
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.


New American Standard Bible
"Do not be in a hurry to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases."


King James Bible
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not be in a hurry; leave his presence, and don't persist in a bad cause, since he will do whatever he wants.


International Standard Version
Don't be in a hurry to leave him, and don't persist in evil, for he does whatever he pleases.


American Standard Version
Be not hasty to go out of his presence; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not hasty to depart from his face, and do not continue in an evil work: for he will do all that pleaseth him:


Darby Bible Translation
Be not hasty to go out of his sight; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatever pleaseth him,


Young's Literal Translation
Be not troubled at his presence, thou mayest go, stand not in an evil thing, for all that he pleaseth he doth.
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Context
Obey the King

1Who is as the wise man? and who knows the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom makes his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. 2I counsel you to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. 3Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he does whatever pleases him. 4Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say to him, What do you? 5Whoever keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment. 6Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great on him. 7For he knows not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? 8There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither has he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. 9All this have I seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man rules over another to his own hurt.
Cross References
Genesis 47:9
And Jacob said to Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained to the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.


Ecclesiastes 10:4
If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.


Treasury of Scripture

Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he does whatever pleases him.

not hasty

Ecclesiastes 10:4 If the spirit of the ruler rise up against you, leave not your place; for yielding pacifies great offenses.

Proverbs 14:29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

stand

1 Kings 1:50-52 And Adonijah feared because of Solomon, and arose, and went, and caught hold on the horns of the altar...

1 Kings 2:21-24 And she said, Let Abishag the Shunammite be given to Adonijah your brother to wife...

Isaiah 48:4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass;

Jeremiah 44:16,17 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we will not listen to you...

Acts 5:8,9 And Peter answered to her, Tell me whether you sold the land for so much? And she said, Yes, for so much...

for

Proverbs 16:14,15 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it...

Proverbs 30:31 A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven...

Daniel 5:19 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew...

Strong's Concordance
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.
Topical Bible
Bad Cause Delay Design Evil Fixed Hasty Hurry Join King's Leave Matter Mayest Persist Pleases Pleaseth Pleasing Presence Quick Sight Stand Troubled Unpleasant Whatever Whatsoever
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Ecclesiastes Chapter 8 Verse 3

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OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 8:3 Don't be hasty to go out (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.)
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