Proverbs 16:12
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English Standard Version
It is an abomination to kings to do evil, for the throne is established by righteousness.

King James Bible
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

American Standard Version
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice.

English Revised Version
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Webster's Bible Translation
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

6 By love and truth is iniquity expiated,

   And through the fear of Jahve one escapes from evil -

literally, there comes (as the effect of it) the escaping of evil (סוּר, n. actionis, as Proverbs 13:19), or rather, since the evil here comes into view as to its consequences (Proverbs 14:27; Proverbs 15:24), this, that one escapes evil. By חסד ואמת are here meant, not the χάρις καὶ ἀλήθεια of God (Bertheau), but, like Proverbs 20:28, Isaiah 39:8, love and faithfulness in the relation of men to one another. The ב is both times that of the mediating cause. Or is it said neither by what means one may attain the expiation of his sins, nor how he may attain to the escaping from evil, but much rather wherein the true reverence for Jahve, and wherein the right expiation of sin, consist? Thus von Hofmann, Schriftbew. i. 595. But the ב of בחסד is not different from that of בּזאת, Isaiah 27:9. It is true that the article of justification is falsified if good works enter as causa meritoria into the act of justification, but we of the evangelical school teach that the fides qu justificat is indeed inoperative, but not the fides quae justificat, and we cannot expect of the O.T. that it should everywhere distinguish with Pauline precision what even James will not or cannot distinguish. As the law of sacrifice designates the victim united with the blood in the most definite manner, but sometimes also the whole transaction in the offering of sacrifice even to the priestly feast as serving לכפּר, Leviticus 10:17, so it also happens in the general region of ethics: the objective ground of reconciliation is the decree of God, to which the blood in the typical offering points, and man is a partaker of this reconciliation, when he accepts, in penitence and in faith, the offered mercy of God; but this acceptance would be a self-deception, if it meant that the blotting out of the guilt of sin could be obtained in the way of imputation without the immediate following thereupon of a blotting of it out in the way of sanctification; and therefore the Scriptures also ascribe to good works a share in the expiation of sin in a wider sense - namely, as the proofs of thankful (Luke 7:47) and compassionate love (vid., at Proverbs 10:2), as this proverb of love and truth, herein according with the words of the prophets, as Hosea 6:6; Micah 6:6-8. He who is conscious of this, that he is a sinner, deeply guilty before God, who cannot stand before Him if He did not deal with him in mercy instead of justice, according to the purpose of His grace, cannot trust to this mercy if he is not zealous, in his relations to his fellow-men, to practise love and truth; and in view of the fifth petition of the Lord's Prayer, and of the parable of the unmerciful steward rightly understood, it may be said that the love which covers the sins, Proverbs 10:12, of a neighbour, has, in regard to our own sins, a covering or atoning influence, of "blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy." That "love and truth" are meant of virtues practised from religious motives, 6b shows; for, according to this line, by the fear of Jahve one escapes evil. The fear of Jahve is subjection to the God of revelation, and a falling in with the revealed plan of salvation.

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Proverbs 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Deuteronomy 25:16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination to the LORD your God.

Luke 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For to whomsoever much is given...

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Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

Proverbs 25:5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

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

Psalm 99:4 The king's strength also loves judgment; you do establish equity, you execute judgment and righteousness in Jacob.

Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him was called Faithful and True...

Cross References
Proverbs 16:13
Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

Proverbs 25:5
take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 29:14
If a king faithfully judges the poor, his throne will be established forever.

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