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Proverbs 20:8

    Proverbs 20:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment Scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A king on the seat of judging puts to flight all evil with his eyes.

    Webster's Revision

    A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment Scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

    World English Bible

    A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 20:8

    A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment - Kings should see to the administration of the laws, as well as of the state transactions, of their kingdom. In the British constitution there is a court for the king, called the King's Bench, where he should sit, and where he is always supposed to be sitting. The eyes - the presence, of the monarch in such a place, scatter evil - he sees into the case himself, and gives right judgment, for he can have no self-interest. Corrupt judges, and falsifying counsellors, cannot stand before him; and the villain is too deeply struck with the majesty and state of the monarch, to face out iniquity before him.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 20:8

    20:8 His eyes - With his very looks, or by his diligent inspection into affairs.