Proverbs 20:28
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New International Version
Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.

New Living Translation
Unfailing love and faithfulness protect the king; his throne is made secure through love.

English Standard Version
Steadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king, and by steadfast love his throne is upheld.

New American Standard Bible
Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness.

King James Bible
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne.

International Standard Version
Gracious love and truth preserve a king; through love his throne is made secure.

NET Bible
Loyal love and truth preserve a king, and his throne is upheld by loyal love.

New Heart English Bible
Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Grace and truth keep the King and his throne is established by grace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Mercy and truth protect a king, and with mercy he maintains his throne.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Mercy and truth preserve the king; And his throne is upheld by mercy.

New American Standard 1977
Loyalty and truth preserve the king,
            And he upholds his throne by righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Mercy and truth preserve the king, and his throne is upheld by mercy.

King James 2000 Bible
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

American King James Version
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

American Standard Version
Kindness and truth preserve the king; And his throne is upholden by kindness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Mercy and truth preserve the king, and his throne is strengthened by clemency.

Darby Bible Translation
Mercy and truth preserve the king; and he upholdeth his throne by mercy.

English Revised Version
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

Webster's Bible Translation
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

World English Bible
Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.

Young's Literal Translation
Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:23. A bargain made by fraud will prove a losing bargain in the end. 24. How can we form plans, and conduct business, independently of the Lord? 25. The evasions men often use with their own consciences show how false and deceitful man is. 26. Justice should crush the wicked, and separate them from the virtuous. 27. The rational soul and conscience are as a lamp within us, which should be used in examining our dispositions and motives with the revealed will of God. 28. Mercy and truth are the glories of God's throne. 29. Both young and old have their advantages; and let neither despise or envy the other.
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
27The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching all the innermost parts of his being. 28Loyalty and truth preserve the king, And he upholds his throne by righteousness. 29The glory of young men is their strength, And the honor of old men is their gray hair.…
Cross References
Psalm 40:11
You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.

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

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

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Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD …

Psalm 61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which …

Psalm 101:1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: to you, O LORD, will I sing.

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

Proverbs 29:14 The king that faithfully judges the poor, his throne shall be established …

Psalm 21:7 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the mercy of the most …

Psalm 26:1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted …

Isaiah 16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit on …

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