New International Version
Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?"
King James Bible
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
Darby Bible Translation
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this thy great people?
World English Bible
Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this your people, that is so great?"
Young's Literal Translation
now, wisdom and knowledge give to me, and I go out before this people, and I come in, for who doth judge this Thy great people?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let thy promise - דברך debarcha, thy word; פתגמך pithgamach, Targum. It is very remarkable that when either God or man is represented as having spoken a word then the noun פתגם pithgam is used by the Targumist; but when word is used personally, then he employs the noun מימרא meymera, which appears to answer to the Λογος of St. John, John 1:1, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
for who can
In the reign of David and Solomon, Israel became strong among the nations and had many opportunities to wield a mighty influence in behalf of truth and the right. The name of Jehovah was exalted and held in honor, and the purpose for which the Israelites had been established in the Land of Promise bade fair of meeting with fulfillment. Barriers were broken down, and seekers after truth from the lands of the heathen were not turned away unsatisfied. Conversions took place, and the church of God on …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD's people will not be like sheep without a shepherd."
2 Samuel 5:2
In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns. And the LORD said to you, 'You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.'"
1 Kings 3:9
So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"
1 Chronicles 22:12
May the LORD give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.
By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just;
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