New International Version
to keep the godless from ruling, from laying snares for the people.
King James Bible
That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
Darby Bible Translation
That the ungodly man reign not, that the people be not ensnared.
World English Bible
that the godless man may not reign, that there be no one to ensnare the people.
Young's Literal Translation
From the reigning of a profane man, From the snares of a people;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That the hypocrite reign not - The Vulgate translates, Who causes a wicked man to reign because of the sins of the people. This was precisely the defense which Hegiage, the oppressive ruler of the Babylonian Irak, under the caliph Abdul Malec, made when he found the people in a state of insurrection. See at the end of the chapter, Job 34:37 (note).
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The ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.--JOB 34:3. Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.--Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.--I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.--Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith.--He that is spiritual judgeth all things. Take heed what ye hear.--I know …
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Covenanting Confers Obligation.
Whether a Sin is Aggravated by Reason of the Condition of the Person against whom it is Committed?
Whether Predestination is Certain?
He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.
that the mirth of the wicked is brief, the joy of the godless lasts but a moment.
Can someone who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One?
But if he remains silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he is over individual and nation alike,
"Suppose someone says to God, 'I am guilty but will offend no more.
When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.
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