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The God of Israel has spoken; the protector of Israel said to me: "The king who rules with justice, who rules in obedience to God,
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The God of Israel said to me, the strong one of Israel spoke, the ruler of men, the just ruler in the fear of God.
Genesis 33:20 And raising an altar there, he invoked upon it the most mighty God of Israel.
Exodus 3:15 And God said again to Moses: Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: The Lord God of your fathers the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob hath sent me to you; this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.
Exodus 19:5,6 If therefore you will hear my voice, and keep my covenant, you shall be my peculiar possession above all people: for all the earth is mine. . . .
Exodus 20:2 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
2 Samuel 22:2,32 And he said: The Lord is my rock, and my strength, and my saviour. . . .
Deuteronomy 32:4,30,31 The works of God are perfect, and all his ways are judgments: God is faithful and without any iniquity, he is just and right. . . .
Psalm 42:9 I will say to God: Thou art my support. Why hast thou forgotten me? and why go I mourning, whilst my enemy afflicteth me?
he that ruleth.
Psalm 110:2 The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion: rule thou in the midst of thy enemies.
must be just
Exodus 23:6-8 Thou shalt not go aside in the poor man's judgment. . . .
Deuteronomy 16:18-20 Thou shalt appoint judges and magistrates in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God shall give thee, in all thy tribes: that they may judge the people with just judgment, . . .
Psalm 82:3,4 Judge for the needy and fatherless: do justice to the humble and the poor. . . .
Proverbs 31:9 Open thy mouth, decree that which is just, and do justice to the needy and poor.
Isaiah 11:4,5 But he shall judge the poor with justice, and shall reprove with equity the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked. . . .
Isaiah 32:1 Behold a king shall reign in justice, and princes shall rule in judgment.
Jeremiah 23:5 Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will raise up to David a just branch: and a king shall reign, and shall be wise: and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee, the just and saviour: he is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.
Hebrews 1:8 But to the Son: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of justice is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Exodus 18:21 And provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, in whom there is truth, and that hate avarice, and appoint of them rulers of thousands, and of hundreds, and of fifties, and of tens,
2 Chronicles 19:7-9 Let the fear of the Lord be with you, and do all things with diligence: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor desire of gifts. . . .
Nehemiah 5:14 And from the day, in which the king commanded me to be governor in the land of Juda, from the twentieth year even to the two and thirtieth year of Artaxerxes the king, for twelve years, I and my brethren did not eat the yearly allowance that was due to the governors.
ContextDavid's Last Song
…2The spirit of the Lord hath spoken by me and his word by my tongue. 3The God of Israel said to me, the strong one of Israel spoke, the ruler of men, the just ruler in the fear of God.4As the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, shineth in the morning without clouds, and as the grass springeth out of the earth by rain.…
And provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, in whom there is truth, and that hate avarice, and appoint of them rulers of thousands, and of hundreds, and of fifties, and of tens,
2 Samuel 22:2
And he said: The Lord is my rock, and my strength, and my saviour.
2 Samuel 22:3
God is my strong one, in him will I trust: my shield, and the horn of my salvation: he lifteth me up, and is my refuge: my saviour, thou wilt deliver me from iniquity.
1 Kings 10:9
Blessed be the Lord thy God, whom thou hast pleased, and who hath set thee upon the throne of Israel, because the Lord hath loved Israel for ever, and hath appointed thee king, to do judgment and justice.
2 Chronicles 19:7
Let the fear of the Lord be with you, and do all things with diligence: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor desire of gifts.
2 Chronicles 19:9
And he charged them, saying, Thus shall you do in the fear of the Lord faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
Can he be healed that loveth not judgment? and how dost thou so far condemn him that is just?
A psalm on Solomon.
And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.
Additional TranslationsThe God of Israel spoke; the Rock of Israel said to me, ‘He who rules the people with justice, who rules in the fear of God,The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spake to me: One that ruleth over men righteously, That ruleth in the fear of God,
The God of Israel says, A watchman out of Israel spoke to me a parable: I said among men, How will ye strengthen the fear of the anointed?
The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, The ruler among men shall be just, Ruling in the fear of God;
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me: One that ruleth over men righteously, that ruleth in the fear of God,
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'One who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God,
He said -- the God of Israel -- to me, He spake -- the Rock of Israel: He who is ruling over man is righteous, He is ruling in the fear of God.
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