New American Standard Bible
A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment.
King James Bible
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
An oracle is on the lips of the king: his mouth will not err in judgment.
World English Bible
Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
An oath is on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A divine sentence - See the margin, i. e., "soothsaying" in its darker aspect as contrasted with prophecy. The true oracle is to be sought, not from soothsayers and diviners, but "at the lips of the king," who is ideally the representative, the προφήτης prophētēs of Yahweh, in His government of mankind.
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1 Kings 3:28
When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.
2 Chronicles 26:16
But when he became strong, his heart was so proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
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