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Ecclesiastes 8:3

eBe not hasty fto go out of his sight: gstand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

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Ecclesiastes 8:3 — The New International Version (NIV)

Do not be in a hurry to leave the king’s presence. Do not stand up for a bad cause, for he will do whatever he pleases.

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Be not hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, for he does whatever he pleases.

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Don’t try to avoid doing your duty, and don’t stand with those who plot evil, for the king can do whatever he wants.

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Do not be hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand for an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him.”

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

Don’t be too quick to leave the king. Don’t support something that is wrong, because the king does whatever he pleases.

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Be not hasty to go out of his presence; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Be not hasty to go out of his sight; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatever pleaseth him,

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Don’t be in a hurry to leave the king’s service. Don’t take part in something evil, because he can do whatever he pleases.

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Do not be in a hurry; leave his presence, and don’t persist in a bad cause, since he will do whatever he wants.

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Do not be terrified; go from his presence, do not delay when the matter is unpleasant, for he does whatever he pleases.

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Do not be terrified of his presence!

Go at once and do not delay when a matter is unpleasant,

for he can do anything that he desires.

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Don’t be in a hurry to quit your job in the palace. Don’t stand up for something the king doesn’t like. He’ll do anything he wants to.

Ecclesiastes 8:3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“Do not be in a hurry to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases.”