Proverbs 22:11
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New American Standard Bible
He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.

King James Bible
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Darby Bible Translation
He that loveth pureness of heart, upon whose lips is grace, the king is his friend.

World English Bible
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace are his lips, a king is his friend.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

More literally, "He that loveth pureness of heart, his lips are gracious, the king is his friend."

Proverbs 22:11 Parallel Commentaries

The Formation of Habits.
School Sermon. Proverbs xxii. 6. "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it." INTRODUCTION.--There is a district, high up in the Black Forest, where the ground is full of springs. It is a plain some nine hundred feet above the sea. Thousands upon thousands of little springs gush out of the soil; you seem to be on the rose of a vast watering-can. Now, from this great source flow a good many rivers, and they flow in very different, nay, opposite directions.
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent

He Accuses Abaelard for Preferring his Own Opinions and Even Fancies to the Unanimous Consent of the Fathers, Especially Where He Declares that Christ did Not
He accuses Abaelard for preferring his own opinions and even fancies to the unanimous consent of the Fathers, especially where he declares that Christ did not become incarnate in order to save man from the power of the devil. 11. I find in a book of his sentences, and also in an exposition of his of the Epistle to the Romans, that this rash inquirer into the Divine Majesty attacks the mystery of our Redemption. He admits in the very beginning of his disputation that there has never been but one conclusion
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Cross References
Matthew 5:8
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Psalm 24:4
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.

Proverbs 14:35
The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

Proverbs 16:13
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.

Proverbs 22:12
The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.

Ecclesiastes 10:12
Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;

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