Proverbs 16:10
Text Analysis
7081 [e]קֶ֤סֶם ׀
Divination [is]N-ms
5921 [e]עַֽל־
8193 [e]שִׂפְתֵי־
the lipsN-fdc
4428 [e]מֶ֑לֶךְ
of the kingN-ms
4941 [e]בְּ֝מִשְׁפָּ֗ט
in judgmentPrep-b | N-ms
3808 [e]לֹ֣א
4603 [e]יִמְעַל־
must transgressV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
6310 [e]פִּֽיו׃
His mouthN-msc | 3ms

Hebrew Texts
משלי 16:10 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
קֶ֤סֶם ׀ עַֽל־שִׂפְתֵי־מֶ֑לֶךְ בְּ֝מִשְׁפָּ֗ט לֹ֣א יִמְעַל־פִּֽיו׃

משלי 16:10 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
קסם ׀ על־שפתי־מלך במשפט לא ימעל־פיו׃

משלי 16:10 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
קסם ׀ על־שפתי־מלך במשפט לא ימעל־פיו׃

משלי 16:10 Hebrew Bible
קסם על שפתי מלך במשפט לא ימעל פיו׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment.

King James Bible
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God's verdict is on the lips of a king; his mouth should not give an unfair judgment.
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