Proverbs 22:11
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English Standard Version
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

King James Bible
He that loveth 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.

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

Proverbs 22:11 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

5 Thorns, snares, are on the way of the crooked;

   He that guardeth his soul, let him keep far from them.

Rightly the Venet. ἄκανθαι παγίδες ἐν ὁδῷ στρεβλοῦ. The meaning of צנּים (plur. of צן, or צנּה, the same as צנינים) and פּחים (from פּח, Arab. faḥ), stands fast, though it be not etymologically verified; the placing together of these two words (the lxx obliterating the asyndeton: τρίβολος καὶ παγίδες) follows the scheme שׁמשׁ ירח, Habakkuk 3:11. The עקּשׁ־לב (perverse of heart, crooked, Proverbs 17:20; Proverbs 11:20) drives his crooked winding way, corresponding to his habit of mind, which is the contrast and the perversion of that which is just, a way in which there are thorns which entangle and wound those who enter thereon, snares which unexpectedly bring them down and hold them fast as prisoners; the hedge of thorns, Proverbs 15:19, was a figure of the hindrances in the way of the wicked themselves. The thorn and snares here are a figure of the hindrances and dangers which go forth from the deceitful and the false in the way of others, of those who keep their souls, i.e., who outwardly and morally take heed to their life (Proverbs 16:17; Proverbs 13:3, pred. here subj.), who will keep, or are disposed to keep, themselves from these thorns, these snares into which the deceitful and perverse-hearted seek to entice them.

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that

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

Psalm 101:6 My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walks 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 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you for ever.

Luke 4:22 And all bore 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 to Joseph, For as much as God has showed you all this, there is none so discreet and wise as you are:

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...

Nehemiah 2:4-6 Then the king said to me, For what do you make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven...

Esther 10:3 For Mordecai the Jew was next to king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brothers...

Daniel 2:46-49 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, and worshipped Daniel...

Daniel 3:30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.

Daniel 6:20-23 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice to Daniel: and the king spoke and said to Daniel, O Daniel...

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

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

Proverbs 14:35
A servant who deals wisely has the king's favor, but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

Proverbs 16:13
Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

Proverbs 22:12
The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the traitor.

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

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