New International Version
Is he not the One who says to kings, 'You are worthless,' and to nobles, 'You are wicked,'
King James Bible
Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?
Darby Bible Translation
Shall one say to a king, Belial? to nobles, Wicked?
World English Bible
Who says to a king, 'Vile!' or to nobles, 'Wicked!'?
Young's Literal Translation
Who hath said to a king -- 'Worthless,' Unto princes -- 'Wicked?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? - The sentence is very short, and is thus translated by the Vulgate: Qui dicit regi, Apostata? Qui vocat duces impios? "Who says to a king, Apostate? Who calls leaders impious?" Literally, Who calls a king Belial? Who calls princes wicked? Civil governors should be treated with respect; no man should speak evil of the ruler of the people. This should never be permitted. Even where the man cannot be respected, because his moral conduct is improper, even there the office is sacred, and should be reverenced. He who permits himself to talk against the man, would destroy the office and authority, if he could.
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The ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.--JOB 34:3. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.--Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.--I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.--Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith.--He that is spiritual judgeth all things. Take heed what ye hear.--I know …
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Covenanting Confers Obligation.
Whether a Sin is Aggravated by Reason of the Condition of the Person against whom it is Committed?
Whether Predestination is Certain?
Can someone who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One?
who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands?
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