Proverbs 29:14
New International Version
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.

New Living Translation
If a king judges the poor fairly, his throne will last forever.

English Standard Version
If a king faithfully judges the poor, his throne will be established forever.

Berean Study Bible
A king who judges the poor with fairness—his throne will be established forever.

King James Bible
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

New King James Version
The king who judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.

New American Standard Bible
If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.

NASB 1995
If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.

NASB 1977
If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.

Amplified Bible
If a king faithfully and truthfully judges the poor, His throne shall be established forever.

Christian Standard Bible
A king who judges the poor with fairness — his throne will be established forever.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A king who judges the poor with fairness-- his throne will be established forever.

American Standard Version
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The throne of the King that judges in truth will be established in justice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When a king judges the poor in truth, his throne shall be established for a testimony.

Contemporary English Version
Kings who are fair to the poor will rule a long time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The king that judgeth the poor in truth, his throne shall be established for ever.

English Revised Version
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Good News Translation
If a king defends the rights of the poor, he will rule for a long time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When a king judges the poor with honesty, his throne will always be secure.

International Standard Version
When a king faithfully administers justice to the poor, his throne will be established forever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, His throne shall be established for ever.

Literal Standard Version
A king that is judging the poor with truth, "" His throne is established forever.

NET Bible
If a king judges the poor in truth, his throne will be established forever.

New Heart English Bible
The king who fairly judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.

World English Bible
The king who fairly judges the poor, his throne shall be established forever.

Young's Literal Translation
a king that is judging truly the poor, His throne for ever is established.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Stiff-Necked will Be Destroyed
13The poor man and the oppressor have this in common: The LORD gives light to the eyes of both. 14A king who judges the poor with fairness— his throne will be established forever. 15A rod of correction imparts wisdom, but a child left to himself disgraces his mother.…

Cross References
Psalm 72:4
May he vindicate the afflicted among the people; may he save the children of the needy and crush the oppressor.

Proverbs 16:12
Wicked behavior is detestable to kings, for a throne is established through righteousness.

Proverbs 20:28
Loving devotion and faithfulness preserve a king; by these he maintains his throne.

Proverbs 25:5
Remove the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 29:4
By justice a king brings stability to the land, but a man who exacts tribute demolishes it.

Isaiah 11:4
but with righteousness He will judge the poor, and with equity He will decide for the lowly of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth and slay the wicked with the breath of His lips.


Treasury of Scripture

The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

king

Proverbs 29:4
The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

Proverbs 16:12
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 20:28
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

his throne

Isaiah 9:6,7
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace…

Luke 1:32,33
He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: …

Hebrews 1:8,9
But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom…









(14) His throne shall be established for ever.--Comp. the promise made to Judah (Jeremiah 22:3-4).

Verse 14. - The king that faithfully judgeth the poor (comp. Proverbs 16:12; Proverbs 20:28; Proverbs 25:5). Inflexible fidelity to duty is intended - that perfect impartiality, which dispenses justice alike to rich and poor, uninfluenced By personal or social considerations. His throne shall be established forever. Being founded on righteousness, it shall pass on to his descendants for many generations (comp. Jeremiah 22:3, etc.). The LXX., pointing differently, have, "His throne shall be established for a testimony" (lahed, instead of lahad).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
A king
מֶ֤לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king

who judges
שׁוֹפֵ֣ט (šō·w·p̄êṭ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

the poor
דַּלִּ֑ים (dal·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1800: Dangling, weak, thin

with fairness—
בֶּֽאֱמֶ֣ת (be·’ĕ·meṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

his throne
כִּ֝סְא֗וֹ (kis·’ōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3678: Seat of honor, throne

will be established forever.
יִכּֽוֹן׃ (yik·kō·wn)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect


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