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"Do not speak evil of God, and do not curse a leader of your people.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Thou shalt not speak ill of the gods, and the prince of thy people thou shalt not curse.
Exodus 22:8,9 If the thief be not known, the master of the house shall be brought to the gods, and shall swear that he did not lay his hand upon his neighbour's goods, . . .
Psalm 32:6 For this shall every one that is holy pray to thee in a seasonable time. And yet in a flood of many waters, they shall not come nigh unto him.
Psalm 82:1-7 A psalm for Asaph. God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods. . . .
Psalm 138:1 For David himself. I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: for thou hast heard the words of my mouth. I will sing praise to thee in the sight of the angels:
John 10:34,35 Jesus answered them: Is it not written in your law: I said, you are gods? . . .
Exodus 21:17 He that curseth his father or mother, shall die the death.
1 Samuel 24:6,10 And he said to his men: The Lord be merciful unto me, that I may do no such thing to my master, the Lord's anointed, as to lay my hand upon him, because he is the Lord's anointed. . . .
1 Samuel 26:9 And David said to Abisai: Kill him not: for who shall put forth his hand against the Lord's anointed, and shall be guiltless?
Ecclesiastes 10:20 Detract not the king, no not in thy thought; and speak not evil of the rich man in thy private chamber: because even the birds of the air will carry thy voice, and he that hath wings will tell what thou hast said.
Acts 23:3,5 Then Paul said to him: God shall strike thee, thou whited wall. For, sittest thou to judge me according to the law and, contrary to the law, commandest me to be struck? . . .
Romans 13:2-7 Therefore, he that resisteth the power resisteth the ordinance of God. And they that resist purchase to themselves damnation. . . .
Titus 3:1,2 Admonish them to be subject to princes and powers, to obey at a word, to be ready to every good work. . . .
1 Peter 2:17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.
2 Peter 2:10 And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise government: audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming.
Jude 1:8 In like manner, these men also defile the flesh and despise dominion and blaspheme majesty.
ContextLaws of Social Responsibility
…27For that same is the only thing, wherewith he is covered, the clothing of his body, neither hath he any other to sleep in: if he cry to me, I will hear him, because I am compassionate. 28Thou shalt not speak ill of the gods, and the prince of thy people thou shalt not curse.29Thou shalt not delay to pay thy tithes and thy firstfruits: thou shalt give the firstborn of thy sons to me.…
And Paul said: I knew not, brethren, that he is the high priest. For it is written: Thou shalt not speak evil of the prince of thy people.
2 Peter 2:10
And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise government: audacious, self willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming.
To do any fraud, either in ox, or in ass, or sheep, or raiment, or any thing that may bring damage: the cause of both parties shall come to the gods: and if they give judgment, he shall restore double to his neighbour.
And when he had blasphemed the name, and had cursed it, he was brought to Moses. (Now his mother was called Salumith, the daughter of Dabri, of the tribe of Dan.)
And thou shalt speak to the children of Israel: The man that curseth his God, shall bear his sin:
And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, dying let him die. All the multitude shall stone him, whether he be a native or a stranger. He that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, dying let him die.
2 Samuel 16:5
And king David came as far as Bahurim: and behold there came out from thence a man of the kindred of the house of Saul named Semei, the son of Gera, and coming out he cursed as he went on,
2 Samuel 16:9
And Abisai the son of Sarvia said to the king: Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? I will go, and cut off his head.
2 Samuel 19:21
But Abisai the son of Sarvia answering, said: Shall Semei for these words not be put to death, because he cursed the Lord's anointed?
1 Kings 21:10
And suborn two men, sons of Belial, against him. and let them bear false witness; that he hath blasphemed God and the king: and then carry him out, and stone him, and so let him die.
A psalm for Asaph. God hath stood in the congregation of gods: and being in the midst of them he judgeth gods.
Detract not the king, no not in thy thought; and speak not evil of the rich man in thy private chamber: because even the birds of the air will carry thy voice, and he that hath wings will tell what thou hast said.
Additional TranslationsYou must not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.You shall not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of your people.
Thou shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of thy people.
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor speak ill of the ruler of thy people.
Thou shalt not revile the judges, nor curse a prince amongst thy people.
Thou shalt not revile God, nor curse a ruler of thy people.
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.
"You shall not blaspheme God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
'God thou dost not revile, and a prince among thy people thou dost not curse.
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