Proverbs 8:15 {16}
Good News Translation
I help kings to govern and rulers to make good laws.

Contemporary English Version
By my power kings govern, and rulers make laws that are fair.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By me princes rule, and the mighty decree justice.

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By me princes rule, and the mighty decree justice.

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1 Samuel 9:17 And when Samuel saw Saul, the Lord said to him: Behold the man, of whom I spoke to thee, this man shall reign over my people.

1 Samuel 16:1 And the Lord said to Samuel: How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, whom I have rejected from reigning over Israel? fill thy horn with oil, and come, that I may send thee to Isai, the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

1 Chronicles 28:5 And among my sons (for the Lord hath given me many sons) he hath chosen Solomon my son, to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the Lord over Israel.

Jeremiah 27:5-7 I made the earth, and the men and the beasts that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power, and by my stretched out arm: and I have given it to whom it seemed good in my eyes. . . .

Daniel 2:21 And he changeth times and ages: taketh away kingdoms, and establisheth them: giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding:

Daniel 4:25,32 All these things came upon king Nabuchodonosor. . . .

Daniel 5:18 O king, the most high God gave to Nabuchodonosor, thy father, a kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and honour.

Daniel 7:13,14 I beheld, therefore, in the vision of the night, and lo, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and he came even to the ancient of days: and they presented him before him. . . .

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to higher powers. For there is no power but from God: and those that are ordained of God.

Revelation 19:16 And he hath on his garment and on his thigh written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

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1 Kings 3:9,28 Give therefore to thy servant an understanding heart, to judge thy people, and discern between good and evil. For who shall be able to judge this people, thy people, which is so numerous? . . .

1 Kings 5:7 Now when Hiram had heard the words of Solomon, he rejoiced exceedingly, and said: Blessed be the Lord God this day, who hath given to David a very wise son over this numerous people.

1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the Lord thy God, whom thou hast pleased, and who hath set thee upon the throne of Israel, because the Lord hath loved Israel for ever, and hath appointed thee king, to do judgment and justice.

Psalm 72:1-4 A psalm on Solomon. . . .

Psalm 99:4 And the king's honour loveth judgment. Thou hast prepared directions: thou hast done judgment and justice in Jacob.

Isaiah 1:26 And I will restore thy judges as they were before, and thy counsellors as of old. After this thou shalt be called the city of the just, a faithful city.

Isaiah 32:1,2 Behold a king shall reign in justice, and princes shall rule in judgment. . . .

Jeremiah 33:15 In those days, and at that time, I will make the bud of justice to spring forth unto David, and he shall do judgment and justice in the earth.

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened: and behold a white horse. And he that sat upon him was called faithful and true: and with justice doth he judge and fight.

Context
The Excellence of Wisdom
14By me kings reign, and lawgivers decree just things. 15By me princes rule, and the mighty decree justice.16I love them that love me: and they that in the morning early watch for me, shall find me.…
Cross References
Matthew 28:18
And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

Romans 13:1
Let every soul be subject to higher powers. For there is no power but from God: and those that are ordained of God.

2 Chronicles 1:10
Give me wisdom and knowledge that I may come in and go out before thy people: for who can worthily judge this thy people, which is so great?

Psalm 2:10
And now, O ye kings, understand: receive instruction, you that judge the earth.

Proverbs 8:16
I love them that love me: and they that in the morning early watch for me, shall find me.

Proverbs 29:4
A just king setteth up the land: a covetous man shall destroy it.

Daniel 2:21
And he changeth times and ages: taketh away kingdoms, and establisheth them: giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding:

Additional Translations
By me kings reign, and rulers enact just laws;By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

By me kings reign, And princes decree justice.

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

By me kings reign, and rulers make just decrees;

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness,
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