Proverbs 16:10
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New International Version
The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice.

New Living Translation
The king speaks with divine wisdom; he must never judge unfairly.

English Standard Version
An oracle is on the lips of a king; his mouth does not sin in judgment.

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.

International Standard Version
When a king is ready to speak officially, what he says should not err with respect to justice.

NET Bible
The divine verdict is in the words of the king, his pronouncements must not act treacherously against justice.

New Heart English Bible
Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An oracle is upon the lips of the King, and his mouth will not err in judgment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When a divine revelation is on a king's lips, he cannot voice a wrong judgment.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth trespasseth not in judgment.

New American Standard 1977
A divine decision is in the lips of the king;
            His mouth should not err in judgment.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; his mouth does not transgress in judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses not in judgment.

American King James Version
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses not in judgment.

American Standard Version
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth shall not transgress in judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Divination is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not err in judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
An oracle is on the lips of the king: his mouth will not err in judgment.

English Revised Version
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth shall not transgress in judgment.

Webster's Bible Translation
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

World English Bible
Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
An oath is on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:4. God makes use of the wicked to execute righteous vengeance on each other; and he will be glorified by their destruction at last. 5. Though sinners strengthen themselves and one another, they shall not escape God's judgments. 6. By the mercy and truth of God in Christ Jesus, the sins of believers are taken away, and the power of sin is broken. 7. He that has all hearts in his hand, can make a man's enemies to be at peace with him. 8. A small estate, honestly come by, will turn to better account than a great estate ill-gotten. 9. If men make God's glory their end, and his will their rule, he will direct their steps by his Spirit and grace. 10. Let kings and judges of the earth be just, and rule in the fear of God. 11. To observe justice in dealings between man and man is God's appointment.
Study Bible
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
9The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. 10A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment. 11A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; All the weights of the bag are His concern.…
Cross References
1 Kings 3:28
When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.

2 Chronicles 26:16
But when he became strong, his heart was so proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for he entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
Treasury of Scripture

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses not in judgment.

a divine sentence

Proverbs 16:12,13 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne …

Genesis 44:5,15 Is not this it in which my lord drinks, and whereby indeed he divines? …

Deuteronomy 17:18-20 And it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom…

2 Samuel 23:3,4 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules …

Psalm 45:6,7 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom …

Psalm 72:1-4 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness to the king's son…

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, …

Isaiah 32:1,2 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule …

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David …

transgresseth

Hosea 10:4 They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus …

Amos 5:7 You who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

Amos 6:12 Shall horses run on the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for …

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