Ecclesiastes 8:5
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New International Version
Whoever obeys his command will come to no harm, and the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure.

New Living Translation
Those who obey him will not be punished. Those who are wise will find a time and a way to do what is right,

English Standard Version
Whoever keeps a command will know no evil thing, and the wise heart will know the proper time and the just way.

New American Standard Bible
He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.

King James Bible
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who keeps a command will not experience anything harmful, and a wise heart knows the right time and procedure.

International Standard Version
Whoever obeys his commands will not experience harm, and the wise in heart will discern both the appropriate time and response.

NET Bible
Whoever obeys his command will not experience harm, and a wise person knows the proper time and procedure.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever keeps the commandment shall not come to harm, and his wise heart will know the time and procedure.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever obeys his commands will avoid trouble. The mind of a wise person will know the right time and the right way [to act].

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall know no evil thing; And a wise man's heart discerneth time and judgment.

New American Standard 1977
He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever keeps the commandment shall experience no evil thing, and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever keeps the commandment shall experience no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment.

American King James Version
Whoever keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment.

American Standard Version
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall know no evil thing; and a wise man's heart discerneth time and judgment:

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that keepeth the commandments shall find no evil. The heart of a wise man understandeth time and answer.

Darby Bible Translation
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall know no evil thing; and a wise man's heart knoweth time and manner.

English Revised Version
Whoso keepeth the commandment shall know no evil thing; and a wise man's heart discerneth time and judgment:

Webster's Bible Translation
He who keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment.

World English Bible
Whoever keeps the commandment shall not come to harm, and his wise heart will know the time and procedure.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is keeping a command knoweth no evil thing, and time and judgment the heart of the wise knoweth.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-5 None of the rich, the powerful, the honourable, or the accomplished of the sons of men, are so excellent, useful, or happy, as the wise man. Who else can interpret the words of God, or teach aright from his truths and dispensations? What madness must it be for weak and dependent creatures to rebel against the Almighty! What numbers form wrong judgments, and bring misery on themselves, in this life and that to come!
Study Bible
Obey the King
4Since the word of the king is authoritative, who will say to him, "What are you doing?" 5He who keeps a royal command experiences no trouble, for a wise heart knows the proper time and procedure. 6For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight, though a man's trouble is heavy upon him.…
Cross References
Proverbs 12:21
No harm befalls the righteous, But the wicked are filled with trouble.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
Treasury of Scripture

Whoever keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment.

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Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with your mouth, and let not your heart be hasty to utter …

Exodus 1:17,20,21 But the midwives feared God, and did not as the king of Egypt commanded …

Psalm 119:6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all your commandments.

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly …

Luke 20:25 And he said to them, Render therefore to Caesar the things which …

Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it be right …

Acts 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to …

Romans 13:5-7 Why you must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience …

1 Peter 3:13,14 And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good…

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Ecclesiastes 2:14 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness: …

Ecclesiastes 10:2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left.

1 Chronicles 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding …

Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool …

Luke 12:56,57 You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; …

1 Corinthians 2:14,15 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: …

Philippians 1:9,10 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge …

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease …

Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age…

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