Proverbs 16:6
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New International Version
Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided.

New Living Translation
Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the LORD, people avoid evil.

English Standard Version
By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil.

New American Standard Bible
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

King James Bible
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness, and one turns from evil by the fear of the LORD.

International Standard Version
Iniquity is atoned for by gracious love and truth, and through fear of the LORD people turn from evil.

NET Bible
Through loyal love and truth iniquity is appeased; through fearing the LORD one avoids evil.

New Heart English Bible
By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The evil one is forgiven by grace and by truth and the awe of Lord Jehovah turns aside from evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
By mercy and faithfulness, peace is made with the LORD. By the fear of the LORD, evil is avoided.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By mercy and truth iniquity is expiated; And by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

New American Standard 1977
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for,
            And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

Jubilee Bible 2000
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged, and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

King James 2000 Bible
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

American King James Version
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

American Standard Version
By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for; And by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

Darby Bible Translation
By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah [men] depart from evil.

English Revised Version
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

World English Bible
By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.

Young's Literal Translation
In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside from evil.
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
5Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished. 6By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil. 7When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.…
Cross References
Luke 11:41
But give as alms the things that are within you, and you will see that everything is clean for you.

Genesis 20:11
Abraham said, "Because I thought, surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.

Exodus 1:17
But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live.

Exodus 20:20
Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin."

Proverbs 3:7
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 8:13
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverted mouth, I hate.

Proverbs 14:16
A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.

Proverbs 16:5
Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

Daniel 4:27
Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'
Treasury of Scripture

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Proverbs 20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

Psalm 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed …

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your …

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all …

John 15:2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every …

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through …

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Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the …

Proverbs 14:16,17 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident…

Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not …

Nehemiah 5:9,15 Also I said, It is not good that you do…

Job 1:1-8 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man …

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves …

Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

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