Proverbs 16:13
Good News Translation
A king wants to hear the truth and will favor those who speak it.

Contemporary English Version
and like honesty and truth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Just lips are the delight of kings: he that speaketh right things shall be loved.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Just lips are the delight of kings: he that speaketh right things shall be loved.

Proverbs 14:35 A wise servant is acceptable to the king: he that is good for nothing shall feel his anger.

Proverbs 22:11 He that loveth cleanness of heart, for the grace of his lips shall have the king for his friend.

Psalm 101:5-7 The man that in private detracted his neighbour, him did I persecute. With him that had a proud eye, and an unsatiable heart, I would not eat. . . .

Context
The Reply of the Tongue is from the LORD
12They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice. 13Just lips are the delight of kings: he that speaketh right things shall be loved.14The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: and the wise man will pacify it.…
Cross References
Proverbs 16:12
They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice.

Proverbs 16:14
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: and the wise man will pacify it.

Proverbs 22:11
He that loveth cleanness of heart, for the grace of his lips shall have the king for his friend.

Additional Translations
Righteous lips are a king’s delight, and he who speaks honestly is beloved.Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaks right.

Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right.

Righteous lips are acceptable to a king; and he loves right words.

Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaketh aright.

Righteous lips are the delight or kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.

The delight of kings are righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,
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