New International Version
"Does it make you a king to have more and more cedar? Did not your father have food and drink? He did what was right and just, so all went well with him.
King James Bible
Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
Darby Bible Translation
Shalt thou reign, because thou viest with the cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice? Then it was well with him.
World English Bible
Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Didn't your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.
Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then it is well with him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shalt thou reign, etc - Dost thou think thou art a great king, because thou dwellest in a splendid palace?
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LibraryThe Life of Mr. James Mitchel.
Mr. James Mitchel was educated at the university of Edinburgh, and was, with some other of his fellow-students, made master of arts anno 1656. Mr. Robert Leighton (afterwards bishop Leighton), being then principal of that college, before the degree was conferred upon them, tendered to them the national and solemn league and covenant; which covenants, upon mature deliberation, he took, finding nothing in them but a short compend of the moral law, binding to our duty towards God and towards …
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2 Kings 23:25
Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did--with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength, in accordance with all the Law of Moses.
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.
If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly,
This is what the LORD says to you, house of David: "'Administer justice every morning; rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done-- burn with no one to quench it.
Whether it is favorable or unfavorable, we will obey the LORD our God, to whom we are sending you, so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the LORD our God."
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