New Living Translation
A king detests wrongdoing, for his rule is built on justice.
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.
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LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
The king is pleased with words from righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly.
Remove the wicked from the king's court, and his reign will be made secure by justice.
If a king judges the poor fairly, his throne will last forever.
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