New International Version
Fear the LORD and the king, my son, and do not join with rebellious officials,
King James Bible
My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
Darby Bible Translation
My son, fear Jehovah and the king: meddle not with them that are given to change.
World English Bible
My son, fear Yahweh and the king. Don't join those who are rebellious:
Young's Literal Translation
Fear Jehovah, my son, and the king, With changers mix not up thyself,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My son, fear thou the Lord and the king - Pay to each the homage due: to the Lord, Divine honor and adoration; to the king, civil respect, civil honor, and political obedience.
Meddle not with them that are given to change - עם שונים אל תתערב im shonim al titharab: "And with the changelings mingle not thyself." The innovators; those who are always for making experiments on modes of government, forms of religion, etc. The most dangerous spirit that can infect the human mind.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
1 Peter 2:17
Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.
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