Ecclesiastes 8:3
Modern Translations
New International Version
Do not be in a hurry to leave the king's presence. Do not stand up for a bad cause, for he will do whatever he pleases.

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.

English Standard Version
Be not hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand in an evil cause, for he does whatever he pleases.

Berean Study Bible
Do not hasten to leave his presence, and do not persist in a bad cause, for he will do whatever he pleases.

New American Standard Bible
Do not be in a hurry to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases.”

NASB 1995
"Do not be in a hurry to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases."

NASB 1977
“Do not be in a hurry to leave him. Do not join in an evil matter, for he will do whatever he pleases.”

Amplified Bible
Do not be in a hurry to get out of his presence. Do not join in a malevolent matter, for the king will do whatever he pleases.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not be in a hurry; leave his presence, and don’t persist in a bad cause, since he will do whatever he wants.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not be in a hurry; leave his presence, and don't persist in a bad cause, since he will do whatever he wants.

Contemporary English Version
Don't quickly oppose the king or argue when he has already made up his mind.

Good News Translation
The king can do anything he likes, so depart from his presence; don't stay in such a dangerous place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't be in a hurry to leave the king's service. Don't take part in something evil, because he can do whatever he pleases.

International Standard Version
Don't be in a hurry to leave him, and don't persist in evil, for he does whatever he pleases.

NET Bible
Do not rush out of the king's presence in haste--do not delay when the matter is unpleasant, for he can do whatever he pleases.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

New King James Version
Do not be hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand for an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him.”

King James 2000 Bible
Be not hasty to go out of his presence: stand not for an evil thing; for he does whatsoever pleases him.

New Heart English Bible
Do not be hasty to go out of his presence. Do not persist in an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases 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,

American King James Version
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he does whatever pleases him.

American Standard Version
Be not hasty to go out of his presence; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

A Faithful Version
Do not be hasty to leave his presence. Do not take a stand in an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases 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,

English Revised Version
Be not hasty to go out of his presence; persist not in an evil thing: for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatever pleaseth him.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Haste not to goe forth of his sight: stand not in an euill thing: for he will doe whatsoeuer pleaseth him.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Be not hastie to go out of his sight, and see thou continue in no euyll thing: for whatsoeuer it pleaseth hym, that doth he.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Be not haistie to go out of his sight, & se thou cotynue in no euell thinge: for what so euer it pleaseth him, yt doeth he.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Do not be troubled at his presence, you may go, do not stand in an evil thing, for all that he pleases he does.

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.

Smith's Literal Translation
Thou shalt not hasten going from his face: thou shalt not stand by the word of evil; for he shall do all that he will desire.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Be not hasty to depart from his face, and do not continue in an evil work: for he will do all that pleaseth him:

Catholic Public Domain Version
You should not hastily withdraw from his presence, nor should you remain in an evil work. For all that pleases him, he will do.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Go from before him and do not stand in an evil matter, because all that he will desire he will do

Lamsa Bible
Go from his presence; and do not stand firm in an evil matter; for he does whatsoever pleases him.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not hasty to go out of his presence; stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Be not hasty; thou shalt go forth out of his presence: stand not in an evil matter; for he will do whatsoever he shall please,








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