Obey the king
2 You promised God that you would obey the king, so do whatever he tells you to do. 3 If you are with the king, do not leave in a hurry. Do not become friends with people who are against him. Remember that the king can do anything that he wants to do. 4 He is very powerful, so do not argue with him. Nobody can tell him what he should do.
5 Everyone who obeys the king will be safe.
A wise man knows what he should do,
and he knows when he should do it,
and he knows how to do it.
6 You may have a difficult life.
But there is a right time for things to happen.
There is a right way to do things.
7 Nobody can tell what will happen in future days or years.
8 We do not know the day when we will die.
And we can do nothing to change that day.
We may fight against death, but we cannot win that fight.
Not even a bad person can do that.