Proverbs 22:11
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New International Version
One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.

New Living Translation
Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend.

English Standard Version
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

New American Standard Bible
He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.

King James Bible
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips--the king is his friend.

International Standard Version
Whoever loves purity and gracious speech will gain the king as his friend.

NET Bible
The one who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious--the king will be his friend.

New Heart English Bible
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God loves him that is pure in heart and he shows love upon the lips of the king's friends.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever loves a pure heart and whoever speaks graciously has a king as his friend.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that loveth pureness of heart, That hath grace in his lips, the king shall be his friend.

New American Standard 1977
He who loves purity of heart
            And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

King James 2000 Bible
He that loves pureness of heart and has grace on his lips, the king shall be his friend.

American King James Version
He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

American Standard Version
He that loveth pureness of heart, For the grace of his lips the king will be his friend.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that loveth cleanness of heart, for the grace of his lips shall have the king for his friend.

Darby Bible Translation
He that loveth pureness of heart, upon whose lips is grace, the king is his friend.

English Revised Version
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

World English Bible
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace are his lips, a king is his friend.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
22:1 We should be more careful to do that by which we may get and keep a good name, than to raise or add unto a great estate. 2. Divine Providence has so ordered it, that some are rich, and others poor, but all are guilty before God; and at the throne of God's grace the poor are as welcome as the rich. 3. Faith foresees the evil coming upon sinners, and looks to Jesus Christ as the sure refuge from the storm. 4. Where the fear of God is, there will be humility. And much is to be enjoyed by it; spiritual riches, and eternal life at last. 5. The way of sin is vexatious and dangerous. But the way of duty is safe and easy. 6. Train children, not in the way they would go, that of their corrupt hearts, but in the way they should go; in which, if you love them, you would have them go. As soon as possible every child should be led to the knowledge of the Saviour. 7. This shows how important it is for every man to keep out of debt. As to the things of this life, there is a difference between the rich and the poor; but let the poor remember, it is the Lord that made the difference. 8. The power which many abuse, will soon fail them. 9. He that seeks to relieve the wants and miseries of others shall be blessed. 10. Profane scoffers and revilers disturb the peace. 11. God will be the Friend of a man in whose spirit there is no guile; this honour have all the saints. 12. God turns the counsels and designs of treacherous men to their own confusion. 13. The slothful man talks of a lion without, but considers not his real danger from the devil, that roaring lion within, and from his own slothfulness, which kills him. 14. The vile sin of licentiousness commonly besots the mind beyond recovery. 15. Sin is foolishness, it is in the heart, there is an inward inclination to sin: children bring it into the world with them; and it cleaves close to the soul. We all need to be corrected by our heavenly Father. 16. We are but stewards, and must distribute what God intrusts to our care, according to his will.
Study Bible
A Good Name More Desirable than Riches
10Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease. 11He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend. 12The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Psalm 24:4
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood And has not sworn deceitfully.

Proverbs 14:35
The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

Proverbs 16:13
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.

Proverbs 22:12
The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.

Ecclesiastes 10:12
Words from the mouth of a wise man are gracious, while the lips of a fool consume him;
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Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

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