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Ecclesiastes 8:4

Where the word of a king is, there is hpower: and iwho may say unto him, What doest thou?

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Ecclesiastes 8:4 — The New International Version (NIV)

Since a king’s word is supreme, who can say to him, “What are you doing?”

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

For the word of the king is supreme, and who may say to him, “What are you doing?”

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

His command is backed by great power. No one can resist or question it.

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Where the word of a king is, there is power;

And who may say to him, “What are you doing?”

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — New Century Version (NCV)

What the king says is law; no one tells him what to do.

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For the king’s word hath power; and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

because the word of a king is power; and who may say unto him, What doest thou?

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Since a king’s word has such power, no one can ask him what he is doing.

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For the king’s word is authoritative, and who can say to him, “What are you doing?”

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For the word of the king is powerful, and who can say to him, “What are you doing?”

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Since the word of the king is supreme,

no one can say to him, “What are you doing?”

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

He has the final word. So who can ask him, “What are you doing?”

Ecclesiastes 8:4 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Since the word of the king is authoritative, who will say to him, “What are you doing?”