Ecclesiastes 8:2
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
589 [e]אֲנִי֙
’ă-nî
I [say]Pro-1cs
6310 [e]פִּי־
pî-
commandmentN-msc
4428 [e]מֶ֣לֶךְ
me-leḵ
of the kingN-ms
8104 [e]שְׁמ֔וֹר
šə-mō-wr,
KeepV-Qal-Imp-ms
5921 [e]וְעַ֕ל
wə-‘al
forConj-w | Prep
1700 [e]דִּבְרַ֖ת
diḇ-raṯ
the sakeN-fsc
7621 [e]שְׁבוּעַ֥ת
šə-ḇū-‘aṯ
of your oath toN-fsc
430 [e]אֱלֹהִֽים׃
’ĕ-lō-hîm.
GodN-mp









Hebrew Texts
קהלת 8:2 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
אֲנִי֙ פִּי־מֶ֣לֶךְ שְׁמֹ֔ור וְעַ֕ל דִּבְרַ֖ת שְׁבוּעַ֥ת אֱלֹהִֽים׃

קהלת 8:2 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
אני פי־מלך שמור ועל דברת שבועת אלהים׃

קהלת 8:2 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
אני פי־מלך שמור ועל דברת שבועת אלהים׃

קהלת 8:2 Hebrew Bible
אני פי מלך שמור ועל דברת שבועת אלהים׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
I say, "Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.

King James Bible
I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Keep the king's command because of your oath made before God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

i counsel

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear you the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them …

Romans 13:1-4 Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power …

Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey …

1 Peter 2:13-17 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: …

in regard

1 Kings 2:43 Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment …

1 Chronicles 29:24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise …

Ezekiel 17:13-20 And has taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and …

Romans 13:5 Why you must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

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