New International Version
remove wicked officials from the king's presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness.
King James Bible
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
Darby Bible Translation
take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
World English Bible
Take away the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.
Young's Literal Translation
Take away the wicked before a king, And established in righteousness is his throne.
Proverbs 25:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Take away the dross from the silver - You cannot have a pure silver vessel till you have purified the silver; and no nation can have a king a public blessing till the wicked - all bad counsellors, wicked and interested ministers, and sycophants - are banished from the court and cabinet. When the wise and good only are the king's ministers and advisers, then the throne will be established in righteousness, and his administration be a universal blessing.
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But King Solomon will be blessed, and David's throne will remain secure before the LORD forever."
Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.
When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes.
Do not exalt yourself in the king's presence, and do not claim a place among his great men;
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.
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