Proverbs 20:8
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New International Version
When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes.

New Living Translation
When a king sits in judgment, he weighs all the evidence, distinguishing the bad from the good.

English Standard Version
A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows all evil with his eyes.

New American Standard Bible
A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.

King James Bible
A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A king sitting on a throne to judge sifts out all evil with his eyes.

International Standard Version
A king sits on a throne of justice, sifting out all sorts of evil with his glance.

NET Bible
A king sitting on the throne to judge separates out all evil with his eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The King sits upon the throne of judgment and all the wicked are scattered before him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A king who sits on his throne to judge sifts out every evil with his eyes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment Scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

New American Standard 1977
A king who sits on the throne of justice
            Disperses all evil with his eyes.

Jubilee Bible 2000
A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

King James 2000 Bible
A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

American King James Version
A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

American Standard Version
A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment Scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The king, that sitteth on the throne of judgment, scattereth away all evil with his look.

Darby Bible Translation
A king sitting on the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

English Revised Version
A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

Webster's Bible Translation
A king that sitteth on the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

World English Bible
A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
A king sitting on a throne of judgment, Is scattering with his eyes all evil,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
20:7. A good man is not liable to uneasiness in contriving what he shall do, or in reflecting on what he has done, as those who walk in deceit. And his family fare better for his sake. 8. If great men are good men, they may do much good, and prevent very much evil. 9. Some can say, Through grace, we are cleaner than we have been; but it was the work of the Holy Spirit. 10. See the various deceits men use, of which the love of money is the root. The Lord will not bless what is thus gotten. 11. Parents should observe their children, that they may manage them accordingly. 12. All our powers and faculties are from God, and are to be employed for him. 13. Those that indulge themselves, may expect to want necessaries, which should have been gotten by honest labour. 14. Men use arts to get a good bargain, and to buy cheap; whereas a man ought to be ashamed of a fraud and a lie. 15. He that prefers true knowledge to riches, follows the ways of religion and happiness. If we really believed this truth, the word of God would be valued as it deserves, and the world would lose its tempting influence. 16. Those ruin themselves who entangle themselves in rash suretiship. Also those who are in league with abandoned women. Place no confidence in either. 17. Wealth gotten by fraud may be sweet, for the carnal mind takes pleasure in the success of wicked devices; but it will be bitter in the reflection. 18. Especially we need advice in spiritual warfare. The word and Spirit of God are the best counsellors in every point. 19. Those dearly buy their own praise, who put confidence in a man because he speaks fairly. 20. An undutiful child will become very miserable. Never let him expect any peace or comfort. 21. An estate suddenly raised, is often as suddenly ruined. 22. Wait on the Lord, attend his pleasure, and he will protect thee.
Study Bible
Wine is a Mocker
7A righteous man who walks in his integrity-- How blessed are his sons after him. 8A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes. 9Who can say, "I have cleansed my heart, I am pure from my sin "?…
Cross References
Matthew 12:30
He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.

1 Kings 7:7
He made the hall of the throne where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.

Proverbs 20:26
A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.

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

A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 20:26 A wise king scatters the wicked, and brings the wheel over them.

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 …

1 Samuel 23:3,4 And David's men said to him, Behold, we be afraid here in Judah…

2 Samuel 23:4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, …

Psalm 72:4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children …

Psalm 92:9 For, see, your enemies, O LORD, for, see, your enemies shall perish; …

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

Psalm 101:6-8 My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell …

Isaiah 32:1 Behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.

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