Ecclesiastes 8:2
Obey the King

1Who is as the wise man? and who knows the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom makes his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. 2I counsel you to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. 3Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he does whatever pleases him. 4Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say to him, What do you? 5Whoever keeps the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerns both time and judgment. 6Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great on him. 7For he knows not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? 8There is no man that has power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither has he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it. 9All this have I seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man rules over another to his own hurt.
Cross References
Exodus 22:11
Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he has not put his hand to his neighbor's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.

2 Samuel 21:7
But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD's oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.

Ezekiel 17:18
Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, see, he had given his hand, and has done all these things, he shall not escape.

Treasury of Scripture

I counsel you to keep the king's commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.

i counsel

Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear you the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

Romans 13:1-4 Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God...

Titus 3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

1 Peter 2:13-17 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme...

in regard

1 Kings 2:43 Why then have you not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged you with?

1 Chronicles 29:24 And all the princes, and the mighty men, and all the sons likewise of king David, submitted themselves to Solomon the king.

Ezekiel 17:13-20 And has taken of the king's seed, and made a covenant with him, and has taken an oath of him: he has also taken the mighty of the land...

Romans 13:5 Why you must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

Strong's Concordance
I [counsel thee] to keep the king's commandment, and [that] in regard of the oath of God.
Topical Bible
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Ecclesiastes Chapter 8 Verse 2

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OT Poetry: Ecclesiastes 8:2 I say Keep the king's command! (Ecclesiast. Ec Ecc Eccles.)
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