New International Version
Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through 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
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It is an abomination to kings, etc. - In all these verses the wise man refers to monarchical government rightly administered. And the proverbs on this subject are all plain.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
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The Providence of God
Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.
remove wicked officials from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.
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