New Living Translation
Don't try to avoid doing your duty, and don't stand with those who plot evil, for the king can do whatever he wants.
King James Bible
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.
Darby Bible Translation
Be not hasty to go out of his sight; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatever pleaseth him,
World English Bible
Don't be hasty to go out of his presence. Don't persist in an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him,
Young's Literal Translation
Be not troubled at his presence, thou mayest go, stand not in an evil thing, for all that he pleaseth he doth.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:3 To go - In discontent, withdrawing thyself from the king's service or obedience. Stand not - if thou hast offended him, persist not in it. For - His power is uncontrollable.
LibraryConcerning Jonathan, one of the Sicarii, that Stirred up a Sedition in Cyrene, and was a False Accuser [Of the Innocent].
1. And now did the madness of the Sicarii, like a disease, reach as far as the cities of Cyrene; for one Jonathan, a vile person, and by trade a weaver, came thither and prevailed with no small number of the poorer sort to give ear to him; he also led them into the desert, upon promising them that he would show them signs and apparitions. And as for the other Jews of Cyrene, he concealed his knavery from them, and put tricks upon them; but those of the greatest dignity among them informed Catullus, …
Flavius Josephus—The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem
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