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

King James Bible
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

American Standard Version
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Just lips are the delight of kings: he that speaketh right things shall be loved.

English Revised Version
Righteous lips are the delight or kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Webster's Bible Translation
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

7 If Jahve has pleasure in the ways of a man,

   He reconciles even his enemies to him -

properly (for השׁלים is here the causative of the transitive, Joshua 10:1): He brings it about that they conclude peace with him. If God has pleasure in the ways of a man, i.e., in the designs which he prosecutes, and in the means which he employs, he shows, by the great consequences which flow from his endeavours, that, even as his enemies also acknowledge, God is with him (e.g., Genesis 26:27.), so that they, vanquished in heart (e.g., 2 Samuel 19:9.), abandon their hostile position, and become his friends. For if it is manifest that God makes Himself known, bestowing blessings on a man, there lies in this a power of conviction which disarms his most bitter opponents, excepting only those who have in selfishness hardened themselves.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 14:35 The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causes shame.

Proverbs 22:11 He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Psalm 101:5-7 Whoever privately slanders his neighbor, him will I cut off: him that has an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer...

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

Proverbs 16:14
A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man will appease it.

Proverbs 22:11
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.

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