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God condemns kings and rulers when they are worthless or wicked.
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Who saith to the king: Thou art an apostate: who calleth rulers ungodly:
Exodus 22:28 Thou shalt not speak ill of the gods, and the prince of thy people thou shalt not curse.
Proverbs 17:26 It is no good thing to do hurt to the just: nor to strike the prince, who judgeth right.
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 13:7 Render therefore to all men their dues. Tribute, to whom tribute is due: custom, to whom custom: fear, to whom fear: honour, to whom honour.
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.
ContextElihu Confirms God's Justice
…17Can he be healed that loveth not judgment? and how dost thou so far condemn him that is just? 18Who saith to the king: Thou art an apostate: who calleth rulers ungodly:19Who accepteth not the persons of princes: nor hath regarded the tyrant, when he contended against the poor man: for all are the work of his hands.…
Additional Translationswho says to kings, ‘You are worthless!’ and to nobles, ‘You are wicked,’Is it fit to say to a king, You are wicked? and to princes, You are ungodly?
Him that saith to a king, Thou art vile, Or to nobles, Ye are wicked;
He is ungodly that says to a king, Thou art a transgressor, that says to princes, O most ungodly one.
Shall one say to a king, Belial? to nobles, Wicked?
Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art vile? or to nobles, Ye are wicked?
Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly?
Who says to a king, 'Vile!' or to nobles, 'Wicked!'?
Who hath said to a king -- 'Worthless,' Unto princes -- 'Wicked?'
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