Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Treasury of Scripture
Jeremiah 6:8 Be you instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from you; lest I make you desolate, a land not inhabited.
Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right...
Psalm 45:12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat your favor.
Psalm 72:10,11 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts...
Isaiah 49:23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers...
Isaiah 52:15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see...
Isaiah 60:3,10,11 And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising...
Psalm 82:1-8 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods...
ContextWhy Do the Nations Rage?
1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. 5Then shall he speak to them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6Yet have I set my king on my holy hill of Zion. 7I will declare the decree: the LORD has said to me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you. 8Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession. 9You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. 10Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth. 11Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Now therefore be wise, O ye kings: Be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
And now, O ye kings, understand: receive instruction, you that judge the earth.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, O kings, be ye wise, be admonished, ye judges of the earth.
King James Bible
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
And now, O kings, act wisely, Be instructed, O judges of earth,