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Proverbs 24:21

    Proverbs 24:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My son, fear you the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My son, fear thou Jehovah and the king; And company not with them that are given to change:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My son, go in fear of the Lord and the king: have nothing to do with those who are in high positions:

    Webster's Revision

    My son, fear thou Jehovah and the king; And company not with them that are given to change:

    World English Bible

    My son, fear Yahweh and the king. Don't join those who are rebellious:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24:21

    My son, fear thou the Lord and the king - Pay to each the homage due: to the Lord, Divine honor and adoration; to the king, civil respect, civil honor, and political obedience.

    Meddle not with them that are given to change - עם שונים אל תתערב im shonim al titharab: "And with the changelings mingle not thyself." The innovators; those who are always for making experiments on modes of government, forms of religion, etc. The most dangerous spirit that can infect the human mind.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 24:21

    Them that are given to change - Those that seek to set aside the worship of the true God, or the authority of the true king, who represents Him.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 24:21

    24:21 To change - That are unstable in their obedience to God or to the king.