Proverbs 16:6
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New Living Translation
Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the LORD, people avoid evil.

King James Bible
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Darby Bible Translation
By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.

World English Bible
By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.

Young's Literal Translation
In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside from evil.

Proverbs 16:6 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

16:6 By mercy - By a merciful and just and faithful frame of heart and course of life. Is purged - As they qualify a man to offer up acceptable prayers to God for the pardon of his sins. By fear - By a filial reverence unto God. Depart - They are kept from abusing pardoning mercy, and from returning to folly or wickedness.

Proverbs 16:6 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Trust 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
I remember once going to a chapel where this happened to be the text, and the good man who occupied the pulpit was more than a little of an Arminian. Therefore, when he commenced, he said, "This passage refers entirely to our temporal inheritance. It has nothing whatever to do with our everlasting destiny: for," said he, "We do not want Christ to choose for us in the matter of heaven or hell. It is so plain and easy that every man who has a grain of common sense will choose heaven; and any person
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

Of Predestination
Eph. i. 11.--"In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."--Rom. ix. 22, 23.--"What if God, willing to show his wrath and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction, and that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy which he had afore prepared unto glory." In the creation of the world, it pleased the Lord,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Conflict.
"Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against themselves, that ye
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews

Cross References
Luke 11:41
So clean the inside by giving gifts to the poor, and you will be clean all over.

Genesis 20:11
Abraham replied, "I thought, 'This is a godless place. They will want my wife and will kill me to get her.'

Exodus 1:17
But because the midwives feared God, they refused to obey the king's orders. They allowed the boys to live, too.

Exodus 20:20
"Don't be afraid," Moses answered them, "for God has come in this way to test you, and so that your fear of him will keep you from sinning!"

Proverbs 3:7
Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 8:13
All who fear the LORD will hate evil. Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech.

Proverbs 14:16
The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence.

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