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Ecclesiastes 8:1-2

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 8

1 Who is like the wise person and who knows the meaning of a matter? A person’s wisdom illuminates his face and makes his stern face brighten up.
2 I say, 'Keep the command of the king because of the oath before God.
King James Version

Chapter 8

1 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. 2 I counsel thee to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 8

1 Who is like the wise person, and who knows the interpretation of a matter? A person's wisdom brightens his face, and the sternness of his face is changed.
2 Keep the king's command because of your oath made before God.
New Living Translation

Chapter 8

1 How wonderful to be wise, to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a person's face, softening its harshness.
2 Obey the king since you vowed to God that you would.
English Standard Version

Chapter 8

1 Who is like the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed. 2 I say: Keep the king’s command, because of God’s oath to him.
New International Version

Chapter 8

1 Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person's wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.
2 Obey the king's command, I say, because you took an oath before God.