Proverbs 8:15
New International Version
By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just;

New Living Translation
Because of me, kings reign, and rulers make just decrees.

English Standard Version
By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just;

Berean Study Bible
By me kings reign, and rulers enact just laws;

New American Standard Bible
"By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.

King James Bible
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Christian Standard Bible
It is by me that kings reign and rulers enact just law;

Contemporary English Version
By my power kings govern, and rulers make laws that are fair.

Good News Translation
I help kings to govern and rulers to make good laws.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It is by me that kings reign and rulers enact just law;

International Standard Version
Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me.

NET Bible
Kings reign by means of me, and potentates decree righteousness;

New Heart English Bible
By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Because of me, Kings rule, and Rulers search out righteousness.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Through me kings reign, and rulers decree fair laws.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By me kings reign, And princes decree justice.

New American Standard 1977
“By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
By me the kings reign, and the princes decree justice.

King James 2000 Bible
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

American King James Version
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

American Standard Version
By me kings reign, And princes decree justice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By me kings reign, and lawgivers decree just things,

Darby Bible Translation
By me kings reign, and rulers make just decrees;

English Revised Version
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Webster's Bible Translation
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

World English Bible
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Young's Literal Translation
By me kings reign, and princes decree righteousness,
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
14Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have insight and strength. 15By me kings reign, and rulers enact just laws; 16By me princes rule, and all nobles who govern justly.…
Cross References
Matthew 28:18
Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.

Romans 13:1
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.

2 Chronicles 1:10
Now grant me wisdom and knowledge, so that I may lead this people. For who is able to govern this great people of Yours?"

Psalm 2:10
Therefore be wise, O kings; be admonished, O judges of the earth.

Proverbs 8:16
By me princes rule, and all nobles who govern justly.

Proverbs 29:4
By justice a king gives stability to the land, but a man who exacts tribute demolishes it.

Daniel 2:21
He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

Treasury of Scripture

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

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1 Samuel 9:17
And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.

1 Samuel 16:1
And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

1 Chronicles 28:5
And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.

decree

1 Kings 3:9,28
Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? …

1 Kings 5:7
And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.

1 Kings 10:9
Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.







Lexicon
By me
בִּ֭י (bî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

kings
מְלָכִ֣ים (mə·lā·ḵîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

reign,
יִמְלֹ֑כוּ (yim·lō·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

and rulers
וְ֝רוֹזְנִ֗ים (wə·rō·wz·nîm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7336: To be weighty, judicious or commanding

enact just
צֶֽדֶק׃ (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

laws;
יְחֹ֣קְקוּ (yə·ḥō·qə·qū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2710: To hack, engrave, to enact, prescribe
(15) Princes.--Literally, men of weight, or, importance.

Verse 15. - By me kings reign. By possession of wisdom kings are enabled to discharge their functions duly and righteously. So Solomon prayed for wisdom to enable him to rule his subjects properly (1 Kings 3:9; Wisd. 9:4). Princes (rozenim, Proverbs 31:4); either those who are weighty, inflexible, or these who weigh causes; the latter explanation seems most suitable. Vulgate, legum conditores; Septuagint, οἱ δυνάσται, These are said to decree justice; literally, to engrave just decrees on tablets; γράφουσι δικαιοσύνην, Septuagint. Early expositors take these words as spoken by Christ, to whom they are very plainly applicable (comp. Isaiah 32:1). 8:12-21 Wisdom, here is Christ, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; it is Christ in the word, and Christ in the heart; not only Christ revealed to us, but Christ revealed in us. All prudence and skill are from the Lord. Through the redemption of Christ's precious blood, the riches of his grace abound in all wisdom and prudence. Man found out many inventions for ruin; God found one for our recovery. He hates pride and arrogance, evil ways and froward conversation; these render men unwilling to hear his humbling, awakening, holy instructions. True religion gives men the best counsel in all difficult cases, and helps to make their way plain. His wisdom makes all truly happy who receive it in the love of Christ Jesus. Seek him early, seek him earnestly, seek him before any thing else. Christ never said, Seek in vain. Those who love Christ, are such as have seen his loveliness, and have had his love shed abroad in their hearts; therefore they are happy. They shall be happy in this world, or in that which is beyond compare better. Wealth gotten by vanity will soon be diminished, but that which is well got, will wear well; and that which is well spent upon works of piety and charity, will be lasting. If they have not riches and honour in this world, they shall have that which is infinitely better. They shall be happy in the grace of God. Christ, by his Spirit, guides believers into all truth, and so leads them in the way of righteousness; and they walk after the Spirit. Also, they shall be happy in the glory of God hereafter. In Wisdom's promises, believers have goods laid up, not for days and years, but for eternity; her fruit therefore is better than gold.
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