KJV LexiconThis matter
a word, answer, letter or decree -- answer, letter, matter, word.
is by the decree
a decree -- decree.
of the watchers
a watcher, i.e. an angel (as guardian) -- watcher.
and the demand
a question (at law), i.e. judicial decision or mandate -- demand.
by the word
of the holy ones
holy (One), saint.
and, at, for, (hither-)to, on till, (un-)to, until, within.
that the living
alive; also (as noun in plural) life -- life, that liveth, living.
certify, know, make known, teach.
that the most High
supreme (i.e. God) -- (most) high.
mighty; abstractly, permission; concretely, a premier -- captain, be lawful, rule(-r).
in the kingdom
dominion (abstractly or concretely) -- kingdom, kingly, realm, reign.
a man -- man, + whosoever.
give -- bestow, give pay.
it to whomsoever
who or what (properly, interrogatively, hence, also indefinitely and relatively) -- what, who(-msoever, + -so).
to please -- will, would.
and setteth up
appoint, establish, make, raise up self, (a-)rise (up), (make to) stand, set (up).
about, against, concerning, for, (there-)fore, from, in, more, of, (there-, up-)on, (in-)to, + why with.
it the basest
low -- basest.
a man -- man, + whosoever.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men."
King James Bible
This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
This word is by decree of the observers; the matter is a command from the holy ones. This is so the living will know that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men. He gives it to anyone He wants and sets the lowliest of men over it.
International Standard Version
This order is announced by the observers, and the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires, and he places the least important of men over them.'
This announcement is by the decree of the sentinels; this decision is by the pronouncement of the holy ones, so that those who are alive may understand that the Most High has authority over human kingdoms, and he bestows them on whomever he wishes. He establishes over them even the lowliest of human beings.'
GOD'S WORD® Translation
The guardians have announced this decision. The holy ones have announced this so that every living creature will know that the Most High has power over human kingdoms. He gives them to whomever he wishes. He can place the lowest of people in charge of them.'"
King James 2000 Bible
This sentence is by the decree of the watchers, and the decision by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will, and sets up over it the lowliest of men.
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