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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Proverbs 24:21


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    King James Bible - Proverbs 24:21

    My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle 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:

    Douay-Rheims - Proverbs 24:21

    My son, fear the Lord and the king: and have nothing to do with detracters.

    Webster's Bible Translation

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

    Original Hebrew

    ירא
    3372 את 853 יהוה 3068 בני 1121 ומלך 4428 עם 5973 שׁונים 8138 אל 408 תתערב׃ 6148

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (21) -
    Ex 14:31 1Sa 24:6 Ec 8:2-5 Mt 22:21 Ro 13:1-7 Tit 3:1

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 24:21

    ¶ Teme al SEŃOR, hijo mío, y al rey; no te entremetas con los veleidosos;

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Proverbs 24:21

    Verse 21. My son,
    fear thou the Lord and the king ] Pay to each the homage due: to the LORD, Divine honour and adoration; to the king, civil respect, civil honour, and political obedience.

    Meddle not with them that are given to change ] br[tt la µynwŤ µ[ 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, &c. The most dangerous spirit that can infect the human mind.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 21. My son, fear thou the Lord, and the king , etc.] First the Lord, and then the king; and such as fear the Lord are generally loyal to their king; the fear of God includes love to him, reverence of him, faith in him, submission to him, and the whole worship of him, inward and outward, attended with holiness of life and conversation: and the king, who is under God, is to be feared also, with a fear suitable to him; he is to be loved and reverenced, to be trusted in and submitted to, in everything consistent with the fear of God and obedience to him; in whatever is not contrary to his laws, commands, and ordinances; (see 1 Peter 2:13-17); [and] meddle not with them that are given to change ; in political things; that are for new laws, new forms of government, a new ministry, and a new king; never easy with the government under which they are, but are continually entering into plots, conspiracies, and rebellions, who, instead of fearing God and the king, change the laws and commandments of God and the king, and therefore to be shunned. Some render it, “with rebels”; the Targum and Syriac version, “with fools”; as all such persons are, and should be avoided as scandalous and dangerous: mix not with them, as the word signifies; keep no company, and have no conversation with them, lest you be brought into danger and mischief by them. Or who are given to change in religious things; make innovations in doctrine and practice, always love to hear or say some now thing; turn with every wind, and shift as that does; are tossed about with every wind of doctrine, fickle and inconstant, carried about like meteors in the air, with “divers and strange doctrines”; such as disagree with the perfections of God, the doctrines of Christ and his apostles, the Scriptures of truth, the analogy of faith, anti form of sound words; and so the word here used signifies “divers”, and is so rendered ( Esther 3:8); and may design such who hold doctrines and give into practices divers and different from the faith once delivered to the saints, and from the institutions and appointments of Christ; innovations in doctrine and worship ought not to be admitted of; and such who are for introducing them should not be meddled or mixed with; they should not be countenanced and encouraged; they should not be attended upon or given heed unto; have no fellowship, and join not in communion with them. This is interpreted by some of such who repeat their sins after repentance, or who return a second time to their wickedness after they have repented, as Ben Melech observes.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 21, 22 - The godly in the
    land, will be quiet in the land. There may be cause to change for the better, but have nothing to do with them that are give change.


    Original Hebrew

    ירא 3372 את 853 יהוה 3068 בני 1121 ומלך 4428 עם 5973 שׁונים 8138 אל 408 תתערב׃ 6148


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