Proverbs 16:12
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New International Version
Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.

New Living Translation
A king detests wrongdoing, for his rule is built on justice.

English Standard Version
It is an abomination to kings to do evil, for the throne is established by righteousness.

New American Standard Bible
It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.

King James Bible
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wicked behavior is detestable to kings, since a throne is established through righteousness.

International Standard Version
Kings detest wrongdoing, for through righteousness the throne is established.

NET Bible
Doing wickedness is an abomination to kings, because a throne is established in righteousness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Kings that do evil are defiled because the throne is established in righteousness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wrongdoing is disgusting to kings because a throne is established through righteousness.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness.

New American Standard 1977
It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness,
            For a throne is established on righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness, for the throne is to be established with righteousness.

King James 2000 Bible
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

American King James Version
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

American Standard Version
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice.

Darby Bible Translation
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.

English Revised Version
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

World English Bible
It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.

Young's Literal Translation
An abomination to kings is doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:12. The ruler that uses his power aright, will find that to be his best security. 13. Put those in power who know how to speak to the purpose. 14,15. Those are fools, who, to obtain the favour of an earthly prince, throw themselves out of God's favour. 16. There is joy and satisfaction of spirit, only in getting wisdom. 17. A sincerely religious man keeps at a distance from every appearance of evil. Happy is the man that walks in Christ, and is led by the Spirit of Christ. 18. When men defy God's judgments, and think themselves far from them, it is a sign they are at the door. Let us not fear the pride of others, but fear pride in ourselves. 19. Humility, though it exposes to contempt in the world, is much better than high-spiritedness, which makes God an enemy. He that understands God's word shall find good. 21. The man whose wisdom dwells in his heart, will be found more truly prudent than many who possess shining talents. 22. As waters to a thirsty land, so is a wise man to his friends and neighbours. 23. The wise man's self-knowledge, always suggests something proper to be spoken to others. 24. The word of God cures the diseases that weaken our souls. 25. This is caution to all, to take heed of deceiving themselves as to their souls. 26. We must labour for the meat which endureth to everlasting life, or we must perish.
Study Bible
The Tongue's Answer is from the Lord
11A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; All the weights of the bag are His concern. 12It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness. 13Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.…
Cross References
Proverbs 16:13
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.

Proverbs 25:5
Take away the wicked before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 29:14
If a king judges the poor with truth, His throne will be established forever.
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