New Living Translation
Obey the king since you vowed to God that you would.
King James Bible
I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
Darby Bible Translation
I say, Keep the king's commandment, and that on account of the oath of God.
World English Bible
I say, "Keep the king's command!" because of the oath to God.
Young's Literal Translation
I pray thee, the commandment of a king keep, even for the sake of the oath of God.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:2 The oath - Because of that oath which thou hast taken to keep all God's laws, whereof this of obedience to superiors is one.
LibraryConcerning Jonathan, one of the Sicarii, that Stirred up a Sedition in Cyrene, and was a False Accuser [Of the Innocent].
1. And now did the madness of the Sicarii, like a disease, reach as far as the cities of Cyrene; for one Jonathan, a vile person, and by trade a weaver, came thither and prevailed with no small number of the poorer sort to give ear to him; he also led them into the desert, upon promising them that he would show them signs and apparitions. And as for the other Jews of Cyrene, he concealed his knavery from them, and put tricks upon them; but those of the greatest dignity among them informed Catullus, …
Flavius Josephus—The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem
A Few Sighs from Hell;
The First Great Deception
The neighbor must then take an oath in the presence of the LORD. If the LORD confirms that the neighbor did not steal the property, the owner must accept the verdict, and no payment will be required.
2 Samuel 21:7
The king spared Jonathan's son Mephibosheth, who was Saul's grandson, because of the oath David and Jonathan had sworn before the LORD.
For the king of Israel disregarded his treaty and broke it after swearing to obey; therefore, he will not escape.
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