New American Standard Bible
Since the word of the king is authoritative, who will say to him, "What are you doing?"
King James Bible
Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
Darby Bible Translation
because the word of a king is power; and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
World English Bible
for the king's word is supreme. Who can say to him, "What are you doing?"
Young's Literal Translation
Where the word of a king is power is, and who saith to him, 'What dost thou?'
Ecclesiastes 8:4 Parallel
LibraryThe Wicked Man's Life, Funeral, and Epitaph
We shall this morning want you, first of all, to walk with a living man; it is said of him that he did "come and go from the place of the holy:" next, I shall want you to attend his funeral, and then, in conclusion I shall ask you to assist in writing his epitaph--"and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this also is vanity." I. In the first place, HERE IS SOME GOOD COMPANY FOR YOU; some with whom you may walk to the house of God, for it is said of them, that they did come and …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858
"Were He to snatch away, who could restrain Him? Who could say to Him, 'What are You doing?'
"All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'
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