New International Version
Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.
King James Bible
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
Darby Bible Translation
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaketh aright.
World English Bible
Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.
Young's Literal Translation
The delight of kings are righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,
Proverbs 16:13 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 detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.
A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it.
One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.
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