Proverbs 22:11
New International Version
One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.

New Living Translation
Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend.

English Standard Version
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

Berean Study Bible
He who loves a pure heart and gracious lips will have the king for a friend.

New American Standard Bible
He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.

New King James Version
He who loves purity of heart And has grace on his lips, The king will be his friend.

King James Bible
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Christian Standard Bible
The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips--the king is his friend.

Contemporary English Version
The king is the friend of all who are sincere and speak with kindness.

Good News Translation
If you love purity of heart and graciousness of speech, the king will be your friend.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips--the king is his friend.

International Standard Version
Whoever loves purity and gracious speech will gain the king as his friend.

NET Bible
The one who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious--the king will be his friend.

New Heart English Bible
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God loves him that is pure in heart and he shows love upon the lips of the king's friends.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever loves a pure heart and whoever speaks graciously has a king as his friend.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that loveth pureness of heart, That hath grace in his lips, the king shall be his friend.

New American Standard 1977
He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

King James 2000 Bible
He that loves pureness of heart and has grace on his lips, the king shall be his friend.

American King James Version
He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

American Standard Version
He that loveth pureness of heart, For the grace of his lips the king will be his friend.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord loves holy hearts, and all blameless persons are acceptable with him: a king rules with his lips.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that loveth cleanness of heart, for the grace of his lips shall have the king for his friend.

Darby Bible Translation
He that loveth pureness of heart, upon whose lips is grace, the king is his friend.

English Revised Version
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

World English Bible
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace are his lips, a king is his friend.
Study Bible
A Good Name
10Drive out the mocker, and conflict will depart; even quarreling and insults will cease. 11He who loves a pure heart and gracious lips will have the king for a friend. 12The LORD’s eyes keep watch over knowledge, but He frustrates the words of the faithless.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Psalm 24:4
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to falsehood, who does not swear deceitfully.

Proverbs 14:35
A king delights in a wise servant, but his anger falls on the shameful.

Proverbs 16:13
Righteous lips are a king's delight, and he who speaks honestly is beloved.

Proverbs 22:12
The LORD's eyes keep watch over knowledge, but He frustrates the words of the faithless.

Ecclesiastes 10:12
The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious, but the lips of a fool consume him.

Treasury of Scripture

He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

that

Proverbs 16:13
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Psalm 101:6
Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

for the grace of his lips

Psalm 45:2
Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

Luke 4:22
And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

the king

Genesis 41:39
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art:

Ezra 7:6
This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the LORD his God upon him.

Nehemiah 2:4-6
Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven…

Lexicon
He who loves
אֹהֵ֥ב (’ō·hêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 157: To have affection f

a pure heart
טְהָר־ (ṭə·hār-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2889: Clean, pure

and gracious
חֵ֥ן (ḥên)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2580: Graciousness, subjective, objective

lips
שְׂ֝פָתָ֗יו (p̄ā·ṯāw)
Noun - fdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

[will have] the king
מֶֽלֶךְ׃ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

for a friend.
רֵעֵ֥הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7453: Friend, companion, fellow
(11) For the grace of his lips.--Rather, who has grace of lips; one who loves the truth and can speak it pleasantly.

Verse 11. - He that loveth pureness of heart; he who strives to be pure m heart (Matthew 5:8), free from guile, lust, cupidity, vice of every kind. The next clause carries on the description of the perfect character, and is best translated. And hath grace of lips, the king is his friend. He who is not only virtuous and upright, but has the gift of graciousness of speech, winning manner in conversation, such a man wilt attach the king to him by the closest bonds of friendship. We have had something very similar at ch. 16:13. Some of the versions consider that by the king God is meant. Thus the Septuagint, "The Lord loveth holy hearts, and all blameless persons are acceptable with him." The rest of the clause is connected by the LXX. with the following verse, "A king guides his flock (ποιμαίνει) with his lips; but the eyes of the Lord," etc.
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