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A Reign of Righteousness

32 Behold, aa king will reign in righteousness,

And princes will rule with justice.

2 A man will be as a hiding place from the wind,

And ba 1cover from the tempest,

As rivers of water in a dry place,

As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

3 cThe eyes of those who see will not be dim,

And the ears of those who hear will listen.

4 Also the heart of the 2rash will dunderstand knowledge,

And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.

5 The foolish person will no longer be called 3generous,

Nor the miser said to be bountiful;

6 For the foolish person will speak foolishness,

And his heart will work einiquity:

To practice ungodliness,

To utter error against the Lord,

To keep the hungry unsatisfied,

And he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

7 Also the schemes of the schemer are evil;

He devises wicked plans

To destroy the poor with flying words,

Even when the needy speaks justice.

8 But a 4generous man devises generous things,

And by generosity he shall stand.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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