Proverbs 16:15
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New International Version
When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.

New Living Translation
When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain.

English Standard Version
In the light of a king’s face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.

New American Standard Bible
In the light of a king's face is life, And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.

King James Bible
In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When a king's face lights up, there is life; his favor is like a cloud with spring rain.

International Standard Version
When a king is pleased, there is life, and his favor is like a cloud that brings spring rain.

NET Bible
In the light of the king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds of the spring rain.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In the light of the King's face is life and his pleasure is like an early cloud.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the king is cheerful, there is life, and his favor is like a cloud bringing spring rain.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In the light of the king's countenance is life; And his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

New American Standard 1977
In the light of a king’s face is life,
            And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

King James 2000 Bible
In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.

American King James Version
In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.

American Standard Version
In the light of the king's countenance is life; And his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In the cheerfulness of the king's countenance is life: and his clemency is like the latter rain.

Darby Bible Translation
In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

English Revised Version
In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Webster's Bible Translation
In the light of a king's countenance is life; and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.

World English Bible
In the light of the king's face is life. His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain.

Young's Literal Translation
In the light of a king's face is life, And his good-will is as a cloud of the latter rain.
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
14The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it. 15In the light of a king's face is life, And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain. 16How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.…
Cross References
Job 29:23
"They waited for me as for the rain, And opened their mouth as for the spring rain.

Proverbs 16:14
The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.
Treasury of Scripture

In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.

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Job 29:23,24 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth …

Psalm 4:6 There be many that say, Who will show us any good? LORD, lift you …

Psalm 21:6 For you have made him most blessed for ever: you have made him exceeding …

Acts 2:28 You have made known to me the ways of life; you shall make me full …

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Job 29:23 And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth …

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping …

Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.

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Zechariah 10:1 Ask you of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD …

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