Proverbs 20:28
Modern Translations
New International Version
Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.

New Living Translation
Unfailing love and faithfulness protect the king; his throne is made secure through love.

English Standard Version
Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld.

Berean Study Bible
Loving devotion and faithfulness preserve a king; by these he maintains his throne.

New American Standard Bible
Loyalty and truth watch over the king, And he upholds his throne by loyalty.

NASB 1995
Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness.

NASB 1977
Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness.

Amplified Bible
Loyalty and mercy, truth and faithfulness, protect the king, And he upholds his throne by lovingkindness.

Christian Standard Bible
Loyalty and faithfulness guard a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne.

Contemporary English Version
Rulers are protected by God's mercy and loyalty, but they must be merciful for their kingdoms to last.

Good News Translation
A king will remain in power as long as his rule is honest, just, and fair.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Mercy and truth protect a king, and with mercy he maintains his throne.

International Standard Version
Gracious love and truth preserve a king; through love his throne is made secure.

NET Bible
Loyal love and truth preserve a king, and his throne is upheld by loyal love.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

New King James Version
Mercy and truth preserve the king, And by lovingkindness he upholds his throne.

King James 2000 Bible
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

New Heart English Bible
Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.

World English Bible
Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.

American King James Version
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

American Standard Version
Kindness and truth preserve the king; And his throne is upholden by kindness.

A Faithful Version
Love and truth preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
Mercy and truth preserve the king; and he upholdeth his throne by mercy.

English Revised Version
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

Webster's Bible Translation
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Mercie and trueth preserue the King: for his throne shall be established with mercie.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Mercy and trueth preserueth the king, and with louing kindnes his seate is holden vp.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Mercy & faithfulnes preserue the kynge, & with louynge kyndnes his seate is holden vp.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Kindness and truth keep a king, "" And he has supported his throne by kindness.

Young's Literal Translation
Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne.

Smith's Literal Translation
Mercy and truth shall guard the king: and his throne he upheld in mercy.

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
Mercy and truth preserve the king, and his throne is strengthened by clemency.

Catholic Public Domain Version
Mercy and truth guard the king, and his throne is strengthened by clemency.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Grace and truth keep the King and his throne is established by grace.

Lamsa Bible
Mercy and truth preserve a king; and his throne is established by grace.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Mercy and truth preserve the king; And his throne is upheld by mercy.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Mercy and truth are a guard to a king, and will surround his throne with righteousness.








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