New American Standard Bible
It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.
King James Bible
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
Darby Bible Translation
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.
World English Bible
It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.
Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to kings is doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.
Proverbs 16:12 Parallel
LibraryApril 17. "He that Ruleth his Spirit is Better than He that Taketh a City" (Prov. xvi. 32).
"He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Prov. xvi. 32). Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, recollected, deliberate, and subject ever to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in every step we take. Many persons have not that poise and recollected spirit. They are drifting at the impulse of their own impressions, moods, the influence of …
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Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.
Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness.
If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.
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