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2 Samuel 23:3

    2 Samuel 23:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spake to me: One that ruleth over men righteously, That ruleth in the fear of God,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The God of Israel said, the word of the Rock of Israel came to me: When an upright king is ruling over men, when he is ruling in the fear of God,

    Webster's Revision

    The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spake to me: One that ruleth over men righteously, That ruleth in the fear of God,

    World English Bible

    The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'One who rules over men righteously, who rules in the fear of God,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me: One that ruleth over men righteously, that ruleth in the fear of God,

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Samuel 23:3

    The Rock of Israel - The Fountain whence Israel was derived.

    He that ruleth over men must be just - More literally, מושל באדם צדיק moshel baadam tsaddik, He that ruleth in man is the just one; or, The just one is the ruler among men.

    Ruling in the fear of God - It is by God's fear that Jesus Christ rules the hearts of all his followers; and he who has not the fear of God before his eyes, can never be a Christian.